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
Bar Duty
Lawrence Bowbanks
Bar Duty
Mike Anslow
Bar Duty
Nick Taylor
Galley
Angela Daniels
Race Officer
Malcolm Hyams
Asst. Race Officer
Marina Gashinova
Asst. Safety
Barry Johnson
Safety Boat Driver
Lazaros Andronis
Bar Duty
Adam Maclean
Bar Duty
Lawrence Bowbanks
Galley
Sarah Crabtree
Race Officer
Keith Garrett
Asst. Race Officer
Martin Slyne
Asst. Safety
Robert Hargreaves
Safety Boat Driver
Megan Ward

Weather Forecast

  • Wednesday Nov 14, 2018
    Wind
    16 knots, SSW
    Gust
    27 knots
    Temp
    12°C
    Conditions
    Partly cloudy

    — Met Office

  • Saturday Nov 17, 2018
    Wind
    8 knots, E
    Gust
    17 knots
    Temp
    9°C
    Conditions
    Partly cloudy

    — Met Office