Popular regatta to make Langstone return

Tudor jointly host the regatta
Tudor jointly host the regatta
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Langstone Harbour race weekend makes a welcome return this year, with a high turnout expected.

Jointly-hosted by the Tudor, Locks, and Langstone clubs, the three-day event includes six races in Langstone Harbour.

Now in its seventh year, the popular regatta, running from May 1 to May 4, enjoys a thriving social schedule to complement the fierce on-the-water contests.

The three-day event is open to all classes, and this year will host the 2015 Wanderer National Championships, as well as open meetings for the Buzz, ISO, Laser 4000 and Vago classes.

Last year saw around 60 boats compete across six different classes, and Tim and Niamh Robertson, from Sutton Bingham, won the Wanderer fleet, with four bullets in four races.

Neil Boyce (Locks) came first in the Laser Radials.

Solo sailor Ray Collins, from Locks, emerged victorious in the medium handicap fleet, and Emma and Pip Jonhstone, also from Locks SC, claimed RS 400 victory.

In the fast handicap fleet, bragging rights went to another Locks sailor, Mathew Holden, racing a Musto skiff, with ISO glory going to Stone’s John Gill and Juliet Daniels.

With more than 60 boats expected for this year’s sailing event, Locks commodore Jack Miller believes it will be a success.

He said: ‘We have a beautiful harbour that really is under-utilised, and it’s great to race on.

‘Langstone really has unblemished water, and if you can get around 60 boats out there, it’s brilliant to watch.

‘It’s important to get as many people as possible to come along and see just how good the sailing is on Langstone Harbour.

‘All three clubs are really social.’

Free camping space at Langstone is available to pre-book.

Entry fees start at £12 per day for single handers, or £30 for the full weekend.

It’s £15 per day for double handers, or £40 for the weekend.

See langstonerace.co.uk for more race information about the event.

To register, e-mail lhrw@tudorsailing.org.uk