Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Melanin Lenses

RYA Sailability Sunsail Regatta a huge success

by Susie Nation-Grainger on 22 Sep 2011
official prize giving ceremony - RYA Sailability Sunsail Regatta 2011 RYA http://www.rya.org.uk
The RYA Sailability Sunsail Regatta 2011 was heralded a success by all at the official prize giving ceremony held in Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club yesterday (20 September 2011), which was attended by HRH The Princess Royal.

Held on the Solent, the event saw 55 sailors from all sailing backgrounds and abilities take to the water in six teams, for two days of racing on Sunsail’s new F40 Racing fleet, whilst raising money for RYA Sailability.

The sailors competed in three races, enjoying the Solent’s typical sea breeze and were also treated to a three course dinner, at the historic and exclusive Royal Yacht Squadron.

'We had two fantastic days' said James Hester, who was competing for the Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance team. 'Our sailing continued to get better as the regatta progressed and we were delighted to be able to support such a worthy cause.'

Each team was personally congratulated for competing in the regatta by HRH The Princess Royal who spoke to all of the sailors about their past two days of racing. She also thanked Sunsail for providing the opportunity to create even more opportunities for disabled people to go sailing, and praised Sailability for its work enabling people from all walks of life to be introduced to the sport.

Finally the moment arrived for RYA Sailability Trust Chairman, Pat Dodd to announce the winning team which was HPM Investments who won all three races in the regatta. The Sunsail team finished in second place and the Hughes family team came a close third.

HRH presented the winning team with the RYA Sailability Sunsail Regatta trophy (sponsored by the BMF). Sailors from each team received a dry bag, t-shirt and baseball cap courtesy of sponsorship by Harken UK.

Jamie Clifford one of the crew on the winning boat, said: 'The competition was tough so we are delighted to have won. We have had a great time enjoying perfect racing conditions and great wind and it was fantastic to be given the opportunity to meet HRH. I am looking forward to competing in next year’s event'.

Pat Dodd added: 'We are delighted with the success of the event and are grateful to our partners Sunsail and The Royal Yacht Squadron. We look forward to repeating this level of success next year'.

The Sailability Trust are very grateful for the continued support from HRH The Princess Royal and from the teams who competed in the regatta this year, who made the event possible.

All proceeds from the event will go to RYA Sailability, the charity which supports sailing opportunities, and provides sailing advice for people with disability.
RYA website
Newport Boat Show 2016 660x82InSunSport - NZBarz Optics - Melanin Lenses

Related Articles

Sundrenched Quiberon heralds great start to OK Dinghy World Champs
The European heat wave shows no sign of letting up as more than 100 OK Dinghy sailors made their final preparations 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship - The European heat wave shows no sign of letting up as more than 100 OK Dinghy sailors made their final preparations for the start of the 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship, which was opened today in sunny Saint-Pierre Quiberon.
Posted today at 3:05 am
LV America’s Cup World Series – Big Ben takes a big win in Portsmouth
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on hand to present the awards and it was a fitting end to an amazing weekend. It really was Super Sunday for Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR whose second place in the last of Sunday’s three races gave them the overall regatta win at the Portsmouth event.
Posted on 24 Jul
America's Cup World Series - Big win for Big Ben in Portsmouth
A Royal handshake, a big yellow spot, personalised LV handbags and the adulation of the home crowd You’ve heard the news – for British sailing fans it was a big day in Portsmouth at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series as Sir Ben Ainslie and Team Land Rover BAR scored a bullet and two second places against Team Oracle USA’s second and two firsts to take the ‘regatta’ and climb to the top of the LVACWS leaderboard overall.
Posted on 24 Jul
America's Cup World Series – Two win day closes the gap on leaderboard
Oracle Team USA opened Super Sunday with a second place finish and followed it up with two race victories Oracle Team USA opened Super Sunday with a second place finish and followed it up with two race victories to close within just one point of the winning home team.
Posted on 24 Jul
Transat Québec Saint-Malo – A battle from start to finish
After a quick transatlantic race time of 12 days, two hours and 24 minutes, team Imerys crossed the St Malo finish line. The 3000nm downwind adventure from Quebec City to St Malo proved seven days faster than May's 3000nm upwind Transat bakerly from Plymouth to New York.
Posted on 24 Jul
Azzurra now in the Balearics for third event in 52 Super Series 2016
The fleet of ten TP 52s had their Practice Race today in the thermal breezes that are so typical of Mallorca. The fleet of ten TP 52s had their Practice Race today in the thermal breezes that are so typical of Mallorca. It was a day of fine-tuning before the Puerto Portals Sailing Week officially begins.
Posted on 24 Jul
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Oiling the wheels
The TP52 Class have been coming to chic self-contained Puerto Portals since the Med Fleet’s formative year, 2005. The TP52 Class have been coming to chic self-contained Puerto Portals since the Med Fleet’s formative year, 2005. The MedCup was hosted four times by the marina between 2005 and 2008 and 2016 is now the second time that the 52 Super Series will race out on the Bay of Palma based from Puerto Portals Marina.
Posted on 24 Jul
Teams step up and claim the coveted titles on final day of 420 Worlds
The transition from the light winds to big breeze and waves, turned up the heat and pitched new faces to the front. Medal deciding day on Saturday 23 July, and the breeze ramped up in a final test for teams, just to make sure the medallists rising to the front were truly challenged across all conditions.
Posted on 24 Jul
Nevin Snow wins the 50th Governor's Cup
Nevin Snow and his team were victorious this year, defeating Sam Gilmour and his team from the Royal Freshwater Bay Club Nevin Snow and his team from San Diego Yacht Club were victorious this year, defeating Sam Gilmour and his team from the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. Each had defeated their opponent in the final four.
Posted on 24 Jul
Comanche - On board report - 175nm ahead of trans-Atlantic record pace
Comanche is currently 1?76? miles ahead of the record (correct at 09.45 BST) Sunday July 24, 2016 Update from Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark's supermaxi Comanche on Sunday 24th July, 2016 as she chases the Trans-Atlantic monohull record Comanche is currently 1?76? miles ahead of the record (correct at 09.45 BST). Visit the Yellow Brick tracker for latest position updates
Posted on 24 Jul