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Sep '23
Sport Nationals at Shanklin

Dart 15 Sport Nationals at Shanklin Sailing Club sponsored by Spinlock and Wightlink Ferries. Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th September 2023 Started with a whimper and finished with a roar The first day of the Dart 15 Sport National Championship started in perfect sailing weather with a flat, dark blue ...
Jun '20
Time Trial Series Race 1

With no official racing allowed, Shanklin set up a time trial competition using the club buoys with individual sailors taking their own times. A course was set to hopefully give a beat in any wind direction and people were allowed six days to complete the course and send their best times in. There...
Aug '17
Shanklin Regatta

The prospect of some silverware usually entices a decent number of boats onto the water at Shanklin and the regatta day was no exception with twenty-six boats lining up on the start in a sunny force 3. Apart from the twenty-one Sprint 15 catamarans there was an Optimist, two Picos, a Dart 16 and a C...
Jul '17
Sandown Regatta

Sandown Regatta returned to its traditional start line off Sandown Pier in 2017. 10 Sprint 15s, a Dart 16 and a Challenger trimaran ignored the forecast for no wind and were rewarded with a steady 7 knots of breeze from the North East. 11 boats had entered from Shanklin Sailing Club with the Dart 1...
May '17
Push the Boat Out

Shanklin Sailing Club welcomed more than forty visitors of all ages on Saturday the 13th May as part of the RYA’s Push The Boat Out series of events. The weather was perfect with sunny intervals and winds between forces four and five. The visitors were taken out on some of our fleet of Sprint 15 ca...
Apr '16
Good turnout for new format race at Shanklin

This year Shanklin Sailing Club have introduced a new race series with individual handicaps for each helmsman based on last year’s results. After the first event was cancelled due to a gale there was a good turnout of twenty-five Sprint 15 catamarans and a Challenger trimaran on Sunday the 17th Apr...
Dec '14
Sprint 15 TT at Oxford Sailing Club

Four members of Shanklin Sailing Club took part in Sprint 15 Association traveller event at Farmoor Reservoir on Sunday the 6th December. The wind was just enough for racing with frost coming out of the ground and a weak Winter sun. In the first race, Stuart Pierce from Shanklin got a good start a...
Sep '14
Barts Bash

A sunny force 4-5 NNE with a rolling sea greeted 25 boats at Shanklin for Bart's Bash on Sunday the 21st September. As well as Shanklin Sailing Club members there were also four boats from neighbouring Yaverland Sailing and Boat Club. A two mile course was set with a long windward leg and a w...
Jun '14
Sprint 15 Sport Nationals Championship stays with Shanklin

For the third time in four years, the Sprint 15 Sport Nationals has been won by a member of Shanklin Sailing Club. With sponsorship from Wightlink, three sailors from the Island took part in the event at Instow hosted by the North Devon Yacht Club. The forecast of three days of strong winds proved...
May '14
Racing reports - 25th May 2014

The RYA's "Push the Boat Out" fun day resulted in a great turnout at Shanklin, with over 70 visitors taking to the water during the 6 hour period. Luckily the weather forecast didn’t materialise as predicted and conditions were near perfect, Shanklin’s vice commodore Liam Thom record...
May '13
Racing reports - Sport Nationals 17th-19th May 2013

The Wightlink Ferries and Windsport International Sprint 15 Sports National Championships. at Yaverland Sailing and Boat Club. 17th – 19th May 2013 The 2013 Sprint 15 Sports National Championships, sponsored by Wightlink Ferries and Windsport International were held at the Yaverland Sailin...
May '14
Racing reports - 4th May 2014

The Tuesday afternoon race attracted 6 starters in what were near perfect force 2 to 3 wind conditions, Liam Thom was the eventual winner from Erling Holmberg second and Alan Howie-Wood third. The Thursday evening race was a departure from normal race procedure with a boat start from out in Sandow...
Apr '14
Racing reports - 20th April 2014

The Thursday evening race was the second in the Revill series and was competed in light force 2 to 3 variable wind conditions. Paul Grattage and Brandon Holmberg both made excellent starts and were in the lead around the windward mark, on the broad reach to the next mark positions changed as the win...
Apr '14
Racing reports - 15th April 2014

The first race in the Autumn Series at Shanklin was sailed in light force 2-3 conditions, Liam Thom made an excellent start followed by Paul Grattage, the two of them were never challenged and in fact opened up a quite a considerable lead from the rest of the field and finished in that order with Er...
Mar '14
Racing reports - 31st March 2014

The last race of the Sprint 15 Catamaran Winter Series was held at Grafham Water, Paul Grattage of Shanklin Sailing Club had a very respectful second position for this event which gave him overall victory in the series. Shanklin Sailing Clubs fitting out supper was held on saturday evening, it was ...
Nov '13
IWCP - around the sailing clubs

The final race of the Sprint 15 Summer Traveller series took place at Grafham Water, Cambridgeshire, at the end of October. This has been a hotly contested series with racing taking place at five different venues through the summer, with representatives from both Shanklin and Gurnard sailing clubs ...
Dec '12

An Eight Nurofen Trip It was really my idea. But Erling thought of it before I was born. When he first thought about crossing the Channel in a small craft there were no Sprint 15s and navigation was by sextant and compass. More importantly, he had not met anybody stupid enough to go with him. ...
May '11
Sprint 15 Southern Championships at Shanklin Sailing Club

With sponsorship from Wightlink Ferries, Shanklin Sailing Club hosted the Sprint 15 Southern Championships. A total of 27 competitors were entered for the event and in near perfect conditions on the Saturday, with a flat sea and a southerly force 3 wind, race officer Martin Harrison set the course ...
Aug '10
Nationals 2010

Shanklin Sailing Club took a team of nine boats to the Sprint 15 National championships in Netley last weekend. The Sprint 15 Nationals are one of the biggest contested catamaran Nationals in the UK with 61 entries this year. Seven races were planned over three days but due to failing wind on the se...
Apr '10
The First Cup Race

Keith won the first Cup race of the season, the prestigious Yaverland race, sailing Dart 1150 (Bless its pointed little head and slowly beating heart). "What a name". He also managed to win the second race of the day, he stole it from Strevens who ended up in second place, with Geoff in ...
Jan '10
Nationals 2009

The Windsport International Sprint 15 Nationals were held at Pentewen Sands Sailing Club from the 23rd to the 25th August. Shanklin made a good showing, well some did (not Me)!!!!!. The Team Trophy was won by Shanklin Sailing Club, mind you Grafham Water Sailing Club will retain the prize as they fo...
Jan '10
Brian Phipps Training Master Class at Shanklin

Have you noticed, or is it just me that I have often thought that the Sprint 15 mob from the light side of south island are a little bit “off the wall”? Individually they are affectionately peculiar, collectively they are a pack of hyenas on nitrous oxide waiting to pounce and insult any poor innoc...

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