Black Group will include IRC divisions as well as separate classes for J/109s and J/105s. As the Solent continues to become a busier place for radio traffic, competitors need to remember that courses and other information for Black Group will this year be broadcast on VHF channel 28. White Group will comprise Laser SB3s, 1720s, Hunter 707s, J80s plus a mixed Sportsboat class. Although this spring has been very mild, water in the Solent is at its coldest for the year. As a sensible safety precaution, the Race Committee has now made the wearing of personal buoyancy mandatory for White Group competitors and it must be visible all the time whilst racing.
Once racing is over, everyone is welcome at Warsash Sailing Club on the River Hamble, where there is a friendly bar, hot food and fast on-screen results as well as champagne for the weekly class winners present in the clubhouse.
Last minute entries are welcome and these can be made on-line via www.warsashsc.org.uk .