New GRP Solent Sunbeam V69 in-build on the IOW

New GRP Solent Sunbeam V69 in-build on the IOW

This exquisite classic hull form is the 10th new GRP Solent Sunbeam, currently being built on the IOW at Mark Downer’s AM Structures factory at Sandown Airport. When completed she will be finished with sustainable timber covering boards, coamings, seats, and platform;...

Cowes Week 2019 report

Cowes Week 2019 report

A week later after Cowes Classics Week, five Sunbeams re-convened for Cowes Week. Hereby some words from our roving reporter: With all racing abandoned on Saturday and Sunday, the 5 Sunbeams were desperate to get out racing. We got a course going West as far as...

Cowes Classics Week 2019 report

Cowes Classics Week 2019 report

The Dainty Dish race to Cowes 15 Sunbeams started in a light north-westerly and had a very pleasant sail to Cowes once the rain cleared just before the start, when the Class Captain was able to put away his disintegrating umbrella! The start was fiercely contested and...

Itchenor Sailing Club Points Week

Itchenor Sailing Club Points Week

It must be said that it wasn't the hottest Points Week in recent years! Indeed, on day 2, your Class Captain decided to try and keep warm and stay dry as long as possible, which is why an umbrella came in very handy on the long run down to the start! The racing was...

Cowes Classic Week attracts a strong fleet of Solent Sunbeams in 2019

Cowes Classic Week attracts a strong fleet of Solent Sunbeams in 2019

13 Solent Sunbeam classic keelboats are already signed up for racing at this year’s Cowes Classic Week, with another couple expected to be on the start line on 29th July, taking the total to at least 15.Among this year’s entries is Solent Sunbeam hull no 1, Dainty,...

Report: Chittagong Weekend race report – 25 and 26 May

Report: Chittagong Weekend race report – 25 and 26 May

The Solent Sunbeam fleet racing at Itchenor Sailing Club had superb racing conditions for the Chittagong Cup race series over the May Bank Holiday weekend. 20 Sunbeams raced in moderate wind conditions and the closeness of the racing meant that the final results went...

Report: Chisholm Weekend 2019

Report: Chisholm Weekend 2019

The Solent Sunbeam Class enjoyed the 31st running of the Chisholm Weekend over the early-May Bank Holiday weekend at Itchenor Sailing Club. The weekend is always one of the best-attended events in the Solent Sunbeam Class and this year was no different, despite a cold...

Brand new Sunbeam launched to join 96-year-old fleet at Itchenor

Brand new Sunbeam launched to join 96-year-old fleet at Itchenor

The 96-year-old Solent Sunbeam class welcomed a brand-new yacht to its fleet last week with the launching of V70 Minty which took place at Itchenor, the base for this historic and much-admired classic keel-boat fleet. Minty’s hull was built on the Isle of Wight by...