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
Stuart Jones
Race Officer
Julian Harms
Safety Boat Driver
Chris Skelcher
Asst. Race Officer
Alex Rudzinski
Asst. Safety
Robert Hargreaves
Bar Duty
Adam Maclean
Race Officer
Jan Holland
Safety Boat Driver
Duncan Greenhill
Asst. Race Officer
Graham Maclean
Asst. Safety
Peter Stanbury
Bar Duty
Julian Harms
Race Officer
Adam Maclean
Safety Boat Driver
Martin Slyne
Asst. Race Officer
Robert Skinner
Asst. Safety
Steve Watson

Weather Forecast

  • Saturday Apr 21, 2018
    Wind
    6 knots, SSE
    Gust
    11 knots
    Temp
    22°C
    Conditions
    Light rain shower

    — Met Office