Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

Message from the Class Captain I confirm that, due to the worsening situation regarding Coronavirus, all programmed Sunbeam events are cancelled until further notice. This means that the Spring meeting and the Rules Talk will now not take place. In line with ISC’s...

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,...