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
Julian Harms
Galley
Race Officer
Keith Garrett
Asst. Race Officer
Gabrielle Barthelemy
Safety Boat Driver
Angela Daniels
Asst. Safety
Lazaros Andronis
Bar Duty
Mark McKeever
Galley
Claudia Carter
Race Officer
Lawrence Bowbanks
Asst. Race Officer
Will Naylor
Safety Boat Driver
Kevin Hopkins
Asst. Safety
Hannah Spash
Coached Practice Lead
Bar Duty
Adam Maclean
Galley
Race Officer
Jenny Chen-Andronis
Asst. Race Officer
Barry Johnson
Safety Boat Driver
David Wheeler
Asst. Safety
Stephen Nicholson
Bar Duty
Trevor Pearson
Galley
Race Officer
Rob Kennaugh
Asst. Race Officer
Stefan William-Worrall
Safety Boat Driver
Stuart Jones
Asst. Safety
John Worrall
Coached Practice Lead
Junior Sailing Asst.
Junior Sailing Lead

Weather Forecast

  • Wednesday May 22, 2019
    Wind
    6 knots, WSW
    Gust
    14 knots
    Temp
    17°C
    Conditions
    Sunny day

    — Met Office