Requirements for racing

In order to participate in Solent Sunbeam Class racing, the Class Rules need to be observed. What follows is some important excerpts from these Rules.

  • The owner(s) must be a member of the Class Association (see below). This requires an application for membership to the Class Secretary and a modest annual subscription to the Association. A Class Handbook is produced annually. Associate membership is for non-owners.
  • The owner(s) must be member(s) of Itchenor Sailing Club for all races held at that Club.
  • Insurance including 3rd Party liability with a minimum of £3m cover is required for a Sunbeam to race at Itchenor Sailing Club.
  • A boat, its sails and spars must be measured by the official Class Measurer.

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Class Association

The class is administered by boat owners through a Class Association, membership of which is a condition of a boat taking part in racing.  The association is the authority for class rules.

The Class Association is led by elected officers – Commodore, Captain, Vice-Captain, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer.  The Commodore is the titular head of the class.

The Captain may hold office for a maximum continuous term of three years.  The other executive officers serve for a long as they can be persuaded!

The Association also welcomes Associate Members, who are not boat owners but wish to be involved in the Class. For example, associate membership is a mandatory requirement of a non-owner helming a boat in a race.  The annual subscription is £15. To apply for membership please contact us.

If you’d like to come and try a Sunbeam out, whether as a prospective owner or crew, please contact us.

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