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
Trevor Pearson
Galley
Claire Taylor
Race Officer
Jan Holland
Asst. Race Officer
Andrew Prosser
Asst. Safety
Freya Mason
Safety Boat Driver
Chris Skelcher
Bar Duty
Stuart Jones
Bar Duty
Douglas Bridger
Bar Duty
Douglas Bridger
Galley
Claudia Carter
Race Officer
Julian Harms
Asst. Race Officer
Sue Burton
Asst. Safety
Jan Moreland
Safety Boat Driver
Rob Thorp

Weather Forecast

  • Wednesday Jan 16, 2019
    Wind
    8 knots, WSW
    Gust
    19 knots
    Temp
    8°C
    Conditions
    Light rain

    — Met Office

  • Saturday Jan 19, 2019
    Wind
    8 knots, SE
    Gust
    16 knots
    Temp
    3°C
    Conditions
    Overcast

    — Met Office