Emsworth and Bosham results added to Series

The series results have been updated with Bosham and Emsworth Grand Prix. Still waiting for the Hill Head results to arrive. To view the series results please visit the Rooster Sailing website.

Both Bosham and Emsworth have their open meeting results on their own websites, and Emsworth have some excellent photos of the racing.

How to increase turnouts

Does anyone have any ideas for increasing turnouts?

One idea is to run the series from summer to summer.

In the last couple of years, the junior classes here have switched to a traveller series that runs from late summer one year to early summer the next (effectively between UK national champs). Sailors tend to transition to a youth class or from radial to standard after that cycle, so if we switched the Laser GP series to that schedule we might see improved numbers and perhaps a higher proportion who complete enough events in the series to qualify. The 29’er class do this already.

I would like to know what you think of this idea, would it increase numbers?

Rooster South Coast Laser Grand Prix Preview

I’m looking forward to another excellent sailing season. On the South Coast we great varied sailing with tactical harbour courses, shifty reservoirs and sailing on waves on the coast.

The South Coast clubs are a friendly bunch and offer great day’s competitive class sailing for all levels of ability. This year the series consists of 11 events stretching from Sutton Bingham in the west to Lancing in the east. Just five events are required to qualify for the series prizes, which are presented at Chichester Yacht Club.  All details are on the new website at www.southcoastgrandprix.co.uk

Rooster Sailing and Wildwind Sailing Holidays are the generous sponsors of the South Coast series.  Rooster, support us with the series results and fantastic prizes, and Wildwind with a chance to win a sailing holiday.

See you on the water.

Ian Payne


Date Club Region
13th May Keyhaven YC South Coast
20th May Spinnaker SC South Coast
3rd June Arun YC South Coast and South East
4th June Lancing SC South Coast and South East
24th June Hill Head SC South Coast
8th July Bosham SC South Coast
9th July Emsworth SC South Coast
9th Sept Mudeford SC South Coast
23rd Sept Felpham SC South Coast and South East
30th Sept Sutton Bingham SC South Coast and Wessex
7th Oct Chichester YC South Coast