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...

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

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

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

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...

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Newsletters

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

“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...