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
Megan Ward
Galley
Louise Hassall
Race Officer
Julian Harms
Asst. Race Officer
Joseph Knowles
Asst. Safety
Stefan William-Worrall
Safety Boat Driver
Philip Deeley
Coached Practice Lead
Oliver Mason
Junior Sailing Asst.
Junior Sailing Lead
Bar Duty
Stuart Jones
Bar Duty
Trevor Pearson
Galley
Angela Daniels
Race Officer
Andrew Prosser
Asst. Race Officer
Nick Taylor
Asst. Safety
Chris Homer
Safety Boat Driver
David Homer
Coached Practice Lead
Junior Sailing Asst.
Junior Sailing Lead

Weather Forecast

  • Wednesday Oct 23, 2019
    Wind
    6 knots, SSE
    Gust
    11 knots
    Temp
    12°C
    Conditions
    Cloudy

    — Met Office