December’s newsletter

December 2018's newsletter is now available at https://solentsunbeam.co.uk/newsletters along with back issues.

“Look behind you” – the pantomime season is upon us!

“Look behind you” might have taken on a different meaning for Richard Pearson while at the helm of Solent Sunbeam Dainty V1 during the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez race in October. Dainty was about 2 hours into a 5 hour beat towards the Nuarlargue bank turning mark when...

Solent Sunbeam 2018 overall results

As last year the final series results came down to the wire. V26 Danny won the McMeekin Trophy for the best 20 results by a considerable margin but only 2 points separated V18 Polly, V25 Query and V42 Penny, who finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively. Danny led both...

Sunbeam Trophies

There's a wonderful variety of trophies, some dating back to the 1930's, which were presented at the recent Laying Up Supper at Itchenor Sailing Club. The picture shows a selection of these. Here are some more on the Class Onedrive...

Newsletter October 2018

October's newsletter is now available at https://solentsunbeam.co.uk/newsletters along with back issues.

“Little Lady” V6 and Ian Palmer – the early history

Built in 1924 for the Falmouth fleet and named Little Lady, she was originally numbered No. 16, although she was one of the first 6 boats in the fleet. She won the first season with her owner Capt. Wilcox. It seems that he then became ill, and she had been hit at some...

Cowes Week report

14 Sunbeams enjoyed a fabulous week of racing at Cowes with a wide variety of conditions in which to celebrate the Class’ 95th anniversary of racing at Cowes. On day 1 the new start line caught out a number of boats. V26 Danny had the best start and led V62 Firefly to...

Cowes Week video footage

Each day there's some excellent video footage of the starts of each of the classes filmed from the land, sea and air. Visit these links to watch the Sunbeam starts. Sat 4 Aug - Day 1 footage of start of the Solent Sunbeam class - starts at 1 hour 47 minutes of...