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Centenary Weekend - 1926 Race Report

At 12.30 on the Saturday of the HISC Centenary Weekend (27 August 2021) 30 boats started the 1926 Handicap Race in a 15 knot North-Easterly.

The idea of the race was to closely replicate the course of the 1926 regatta held at HISC which is the first one we have any information about. There was a single start for all classes, from Club Line East, with 3 laps of Mill Rythe, Sandy, Fishery and Gardner, finishing downwind in front of the Club.

The conditions were gusty with significant shifts through the race which caused a few capsizes. The first boat across the line finished in just under an hour with the final boat taking just over 2 hours.

The Waterman Cup was presented to the winners Clive and Helen Everest who were sailing an RS400. In 2nd place was Greg Wells and David Tulloch in a Flying Fifteen and in 3rd Theo Galyer in an RS700.

The Waterman Cup is one of the original Club trophies from the 1920s with a new plinth which reflect its use in the centenary year.

Helen Everest