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
Douglas Bridger
Galley
Race Officer
Keith Garrett
Safety Boat Driver
Michael Homer
Asst. Race Officer
Angela Daniels
Asst. Safety
Louise Hassall
Bar Duty
Trevor Pearson
Galley
Angela Daniels
Race Officer
Mike Anslow
Safety Boat Driver
David Biddle
Asst. Race Officer
Nick Taylor
Asst. Safety
Sarah Crabtree
Bar Duty
Jan Kimber
Galley
Race Officer
Trevor Pearson
Safety Boat Driver
Dean Jung
Asst. Race Officer
Robert Skinner
Asst. Safety
Steve Watson
Bar Duty
Mark McKeever
Galley
Race Officer
Keith Garrett
Safety Boat Driver
Duncan Greenhill
Asst. Race Officer
Rafael Rodriquez Walker
Asst. Safety

Weather Forecast

  • Wednesday Aug 22, 2018
    Wind
    8 knots, W
    Gust
    16 knots
    Temp
    22°C
    Conditions
    Cloudy

    — Met Office