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Island Sailing Club presents the 2020 Goodall Roofing Sonata National Championship

by Mark Angell 17 Nov 03:42 PST 23-26 August 2020
Island Sailing Club presents the 2020 Goodall Roofing Sonata National Championship © Mark Angell

After a gap of 18 years the hugely popular Sonata Class will return to Cowes at the end of August 2020 for the 44th edition of their National Championship. Hosted by the Island Sailing Club with racing taking place from the 23rd-26th August, the Nationals will be competed in the Solent featuring both windward leeward and longer distance 'orienteering' races.

In recent years Cowes has seen the resurgence in this popular one design class with the Solent offering some great conditions for the 23ft cruiser-racers to do battle.

Reigning National Champion Steve Goacher (Eric the Boat) commented: "It's many years since the last Sonata Nationals were held in Cowes and I am looking forward to joining the growing Cowes fleet for some great summer racing on the Solent."

The Nationals will take place just two weeks after the hugely popular Cowes Week regatta allowing the possibility for teams to take advantage of both events.

"We would like to extend our thanks to Goodall Roofing who have committed their support to this event," commented event organiser Chris Halewood (Kallista). "Having this support early on allows us to really deliver a great event, getting it into people's 2020 calendars early on, I hope we can encourage some teams from all over the country to come to the Solent."

Ben Ferris Sailing Secretary from Island SC commented, "We are looking forward to welcoming the Sonata fleet back to Cowes and delivering a great National Championship for the class - through our partnership with the clubs in Cowes we have managed to secure favourable rates for accommodation for most competitors and would urge any interested participants to get in touch for further information."

Luke Goodall, owner of Goodall Roofing: "Goodall Roofing is proud to be supporting the 2020 Sonata National Championships and partnering with another great event here on the Isle of Wight, I look forward to seeing how the Cowes fleet will stack up against the visitors and hope the race team can make good use of the Goodall Roofing racing mark out in the Solent."

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