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Summer of sailing success at SYH

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We have seen a summer of fierce competition and sailing success out on the water. Read on for all the recent racing highlights, including the Felixstowe Regatta and Melges 24 Championships.







With access at all states of the tide as well as the option for river or coastal racing, SYH is a hub for yacht racing on the east coast. Whether you’re a keen classic sailor or more of a fast paced Melges 24 racer, SYH supports competitive sailing across a variety of classes.

This summer, the Felixstowe Regatta and Melges 24 National Championships took place on a wet and windy mid-summer weekend. With SYH providing facilities for berthing, craneage and repairs, Haven Ports Yacht Club took care of shore side support and socialising.

At the Felixstowe Regatta, the IRC class was won overall by David Pinner in his X35t Kiss with Ian Pavey’s J30 Katla in second and Chris Sparks’ 707 Turbulence Hunter in third. Kiss and Katla won Classes 1 and 2 respectively. The Cruiser class was won by Stuart Howell and crew in the Beneteau 32S5 1 First Kiss.

The three day Melges 24 National Championships produced, as ever, some exhilarating racing. Ben Stone with his crew (pictured above) took first overall in Why Knot, with Patrick Wilton second in Yikes, and Tom Branson third in S & M.

Ben and crew are currently at the Melges 24 European Championships in Hyères and we wish them the best of luck.