WCOA 2017 National Championships at Langstone Harbour
Saturday - Sunday May 27th - 28th

as part of the Langstone Harbour Race weekend Fri 26th - Mon 29th

Image from a previous Langstone Harbour race
he Wanderer National Championships 2017 are returning to the sheltered waters of Langstone Harbour for the late May Bank Holiday weekend. The fantastic Langstone Harbour Race Weekend hosted by Tudor SC, Locks SC and Langstone SC offer a great weekend of sailing within the harbour itself, with great socials in the evenings after racing finishes, hosted at each club in turn. Tudor SC is just off the M27 near Gosport and is very easy to get to.

The WCOA National Championships will be two days, but we can join in the racing on the Monday Bank Holiday. Separate starts for the fast and medium fleets, with those classes large enough having their own starts keeps things relatively calm on the start line. With relatively short days on the water and plenty of time to bask in the sunshine enjoying pre and post-race socials, chatting, drinking and eating with friends.

Boat launch and storage facilities for visitors to the regatta are at Tudor SC where there’s a good slipway and roomy secure dinghy park facilities for storing your boat and trailer.  

Wanderer racing is relaxed and friendly, with people of all ages and abilities enjoying gently competitive sailing in what we believe to be the best 14’ three sail multipurpose sailing dinghy there is…..come and join us at Langstone Harbour Race Weekend.

Langstone SC are offering FREE camping to competitors, but have asked all campers to pre-book via the online registration form or by mailing a paper copy in advance. Motor-homes are welcome at both Tudor SC and Langstone SC.


More Information From Event Organiser

Dear Sailor, 

The 9th annual Langstone Harbour Race Weekend will be taking place over the late May bank holiday, between the 26th – 29th May 2017.  This year we will revert back to our favoured 3 day racing format, with 2 races each day, and 3 social events to enjoy.  We are also very excited to be hosting the Buzz, ISO and Wanderer National Championships during the weekend, welcoming visiting sailors from across the UK, to do battle in the harbour.

 We very much encourage visiting sailors and welcome entrants from far and wide to compete against the locals.  Our visitors can enjoy the free** camping available at Langstone Sailing Club, and ample boat storage and launching facilities offered from Tudor Sailing Club.  The racing is open to all monohull dinghy classes, with fast and medium handicap fleet starts offered all weekend.  Sailors can also enter for individual days over the weekend, so if you fancy a sail somewhere different, but do not wish to commit to a whole bank holiday weekend of racing, you are welcome to day sail.  We actively encourage class racing at the event, and will create class fleets where there are 6 boats or more entered in the racing, with prizes offered to the top three placed boats.  There will be prizes on offer for each days racing, and we aim to spread the prize ware throughout each fleet, with special awards given to junior sailors, spectacular capsizes and shear dogged determination!

(**£5 key deposit required and £10 electric hook-up charge)  

For those who have not competed before, the event is hosted by three sailing clubs which share the waters of Langstone Harbour; Locks SC, Langstone SC and Tudor SC.   Each club takes turns to host a social event over the weekend and hopefully there will be something to suit everyone’s tastes.  

The scheduled times for the first warning signal each day are as follows:

 Saturday 27th May          11:45

Sunday 28th May             12:30

Monday 29th May           13:30

 Please allow plenty of time to rig, prepare and sail to the start area.

 Online entry is now open, and we would like to encourage sailors to pre-enter, to save our administrators time during the event.




 For more information, please visit our event website https://langstonerace.com/ or email me at lhrw@tudorsailing.org.uk with your questions.

 We hope you can join us for this year’s LHRW and look forward to another top weekend of sailing.


 Richard Barnes

On behalf of the LHRW Event Team



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