Single Handed Racing

Single-handed sailing race in Southampton Water

test your skills

Sat 20 July

Join us for our 2019 race starting at Royal Southampton Buoy.

12.30pm start

and a 1.5 hours time limit, then meet at Hythe Sailing Club for a social.

White Sails

We'll give you a white sail handicap if you don't have one

Trophies

for winners of both Class 1 and Class 2 (and kudos for taking part!)

One of SWSA's most popular races

Pit your skill against the rest : just you and your boat in a single-handed sailing race on Southampton Water.  All the of credit for a good result – all of the blame …..

Single handed sailing race being enjoyed off Hythe

Our annual single-handed race is always exciting.  Sailed with white sails only and with little opportunity to change headsails, the right sail choice is critical on this single handed sailing race in Southampton Water. 

The use of self steering gear is allowed and a good lookout essential, as is sunscreen and a sense of humour.  The last 2 years have enjoyed clear blue skies and a gentle breeze for this ever-popular race day.

The course will be chosen from 8 weekend and single-handed race courses depending on wind direction on the day.

Single handed racing needs more hands

This year’s single-handed race will start at 12.30pm, and since Southampton high tide is at 13.42 there will be plenty of time for competitors to gather at Hythe Sailing Club for a social after the race. 

Results will be available on the day for celebrations and commiserations to get under way. The Marchwood Cannon is awarded to the winner of Class 1, and the Bronze Cleat goes to the winner of Class 2.

Is it your year to take a trophy home?