Southport 12 and 24 hour races

by Nancy Gudgeon published Nov 28, 2004 09:45 PM, last modified Apr 29, 2017 08:49 PM

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.

Southport Pier


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 2003

Southport 2007

Southport 2009

Southport 2010

Southport 2013

Southport 2015




Southport Juniors 12hr 2009 

Southport Juniors 12hr 2010

Southport Juniors 12hr 2011

Southport Juniors 12hr 2012

Southport Juniors 12hr 2014

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



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

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