Cummins cleans up at Garmin Hamble Winter Series 1st Race Day
The first weekend of the 2010 Garmin Hamble Winter Series produced two days of near perfect sailing conditions in the Solent. While Saturday’s Hamble Big Boat Series, sponsored by The Bugle, got going in a steady north-easterly breeze under a cloudy sky, Sunday’s fleets in the main Garmin series had warm sunshine to enjoy and up to 18 knots of a more shifting wind.
During the summer Garmin had run a competition for local youngsters to design this year’s official backstay flag, so before the main series racing began there was a flag raising ceremony at the host club, Hamble River Sailing Club. The winner, 11-year-old Kimberley Arne proudly hauled her winning design to the yardarm before heading out on a Fairey Spearfish to watch the first day’s racing.
Garmin Hamble Winter Series – Day 1 Results:
White Fleet Race Winners:
Races 1, 2 & 3, ‘Rumbleflurg’ David Cummins
David Cummins, “All we could do was wonder where our speed had been hiding during the Worlds and the Nationals!”
Next weekend (16/17th Oct.) also sees the Premier Marinas Autumn Championships for Laser SB3, J/80, and J/109, with the conclusion of the Bugle Hamble Big Boat Series the following weekend. — Jonty Sherwill
Full details of the 2010 Garmin Hamble Winter Series are available at: