Charity Pursuit Race Raises £3,000!

19 December 2006

The Hamble River Sailing Club has continued its support for Sail 4 Cancer by making it one of the official charities for its annual Charity Pursuit Race.  The other two represented charities were the Hamble Inshore Lifeboats and the John Merricks Sailing Trust.

This year the race took on the theme of ‘Pirates of the Solent’ with enthusiastic crews and committee members alike wearing pirate costumes and instead of class race flags many were flying the skull and crossbones!

The early morning fog cleared and blue skies emerged in time for racing.  All the boats were released from a single line depending on their handicap allocation.  Sadly, with an increasingly strong ebb tide there was barely enough breeze to get the boats around the course.  However, all the crews were persistent and carried on to the finish line with Team Greenhalgh on their 1720 “G & T” winning the race.

Charity Pursuit Race - Hamble River Sailing ClubThe race provided some light relief from the competitive atmosphere of the Garmin Winter Series in which the pursuit race falls during the half way point. Over £3,000 was raised for the chosen charities through entrance fees and a charity auction held at the club after racing.

Sail 4 Cancer is proud to have the support of the Hamble River Sailing Club and a big thank you goes out to Peggy and her team for all their hard work once again and of course all the crews that participated with such enthusiasm.

Charity Pursuit Race Raises £3,000!
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