A busy season is planned for the Solent Sunbeam class in 2019

A busy season is planned for the Solent Sunbeam class in 2019. The 96-year-old Solent Sunbeam classic keelboat fleet has a busy racing and social schedule lined up for the coming sailing season, starting on Saturday 30th March 2019 with a normal afternoon’s racing....

Solent Sunbeams featured in the Chichester Harbour News and Guide

95 Years Young - the enduring splendour of the Solent Sunbeam in Chichester Harbour Bosham resident Peter Nicholson first set sail in a Sunbeam keelboat in 1966, seeking an antidote to the boredom of accountancy studies, when he was invited to race on his now classic...

Profile: Haines Boatyard

2018 was another busy year for Haines, with no two days the same, and the dedicated team kept fully occupied throughout the season. There was the usual mix of winter storage, repairs and maintenance for the classic keelboat fleets, as well as an increasing number of...

Newsletters

All our newsletters are 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...