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
Nick Medlicott
Galley
Paul Young
Race Officer
Chris Martin
Asst. Race Officer
Aimee Allsopp
Asst. Safety
Ellie Pearce
Safety Boat Driver
Paul Young
Bar Duty
Kevin Hopkins
Galley
Nancy Gudgeon
Race Officer
John Couperthwaite
Asst. Race Officer
Marina Gashinova
Asst. Safety
Jane Raca
Safety Boat Driver
Rob Thorp
Coached Practice Lead
Junior Sailing Asst.
Junior Sailing Lead
Bar Duty
Jan Kimber
Bar Duty
Lawrence Bowbanks
Galley
Hannah Spash
Race Officer
Arthur Bedford
Asst. Race Officer
Sue Burton
Asst. Safety
Dean Jung
Safety Boat Driver
Angela Daniels
Coached Practice Lead
Junior Sailing Asst.
Junior Sailing Lead

Weather Forecast

  • Wednesday Sep 25, 2019
    Wind
    8 knots, WNW
    Gust
    16 knots
    Temp
    18°C
    Conditions
    Light rain shower

    — Met Office