Solent Forts Race

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Date: 15th & 16th June 2024

Location: Hayling Ferry Sailing Club – PO11 0DG

Details: The Solent Forts Race is a long-distance event for sports catamarans and fast monohull dinghies and is set in the Eastern Solent, with Hayling Island and Portsmouth to the north and the Isle of Wight to the west. The race comprises several legs radiating out from a gate (like a star), allowing the course configuration and length to be adjusted according to the conditions prevailing on the day. The race gets its name from the Napoleonic Channel Forts that comprise two of the marks of the course. The race has a unique ‘time out’ feature that allows boats to take an optional 30-minute break during the race. This time may be used for a comfort break or tactical purposes.

A practice race on Saturday will be followed by the Club’s ‘Band-on-the-Beach’ summer party on Saturday evening with the main race taking place on Sunday.