Southport 12 and 24 hour races

For many years MSC has sent a potty group of intrepid sailors to the Southport 24 hour race and to the Southport 12 hour race.

 

Clubs from around the UK congregate on Southport in the middle of September and somehow organise themselves to sail round and round a small lake just inland of the sea, with helms and crew taking it in turns in order to last the full 24 hours of the race.  To say that it's usually quite windy is an understatement.

The race is a major social event for Midland Sailing Club and each year, members pile up the M6 and work themseves into dizzy spirals of joy.  

Southport 24 hour race

Southport 2003

Southport 2004

Southport 2007

Southport 2009

Southport 2010

Southport 2013

Southport 2015

 

 

 

Southport 12 hour race

Southport Juniors 12hr 2009 

Southport Juniors 12hr 2010

Southport Juniors 12hr 2011

Southport Juniors 12hr 2012

Southport Juniors 12hr 2014 photos and report

Southport Juniors 12hr 2016 Report and Southport Juniors 12hr Photos

  

This event is a MUST! If you've never tried it - go for it! When you have, you'll want to return every year until your liver packs up!
Paul Leather - Ex Commodore

Bar Duty
Mark McKeever
Galley
Claudia Carter
Race Officer
Mark McKeever
Asst. Race Officer
Lazaros Andronis
Asst. Safety
Nathan McGrory
Safety Boat Driver
Kevin Hopkins
Coached Practice Lead
Lazaros Andronis
Junior Sailing Asst.
Junior Sailing Lead
Bar Duty
Nick Medlicott
Galley
Paul Young
Race Officer
Chris Martin
Asst. Race Officer
Aimee Allsopp
Asst. Safety
Ellie Pearce
Safety Boat Driver
Paul Young
Bar Duty
Kevin Hopkins
Galley
Nancy Gudgeon
Race Officer
John Couperthwaite
Asst. Race Officer
Marina Gashinova
Asst. Safety
Jane Raca
Safety Boat Driver
Rob Thorp
Coached Practice Lead
Junior Sailing Asst.
Junior Sailing Lead
Bar Duty
Jan Kimber

Weather Forecast

  • Saturday Sep 21, 2019
    Wind
    11 knots, ESE
    Gust
    22 knots
    Temp
    22°C
    Conditions
    Sunny day

    — Met Office