WLYC 24 hour race 2018

52nd WLYC 24 hour race see’s best finish yet for Staunton Harold SC!

Congratulations – 5th placed SHSC sailors!

Congratulations to our team of sailors who took part in the 52nd West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 hour race last weekend. With a club best finish of 5th place – well done team Staunton!

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Staunton were also third fastest in the 8:00 p.m. race and second fastest in the midnight race!

The team included: Nigel Pepperdine, Pete Gray, Richard Pepperdine, Sam Jones, Rachael Rhodes, together with Sam Pascoe and Lawrence Creaser.

Heralded as the U.K.s no. 1 dinghy endurance race,  the race took place at Marine Lake, Southport. Racing is continuous for 24 Hours even in extreme weather conditions. This year 77 boats, from four different classes – GP14, Lark, Enterprise and Firefly, took part. Over 50 sailing clubs, associations, and Universities competed to make this an incredibly competitive marathon race.


Handovers are lots of fun …

Well done to eight time winners South Staffs SC 

The overall winners of the race were South Staffs Sailing Club – winning for the 6th year in a row, and eight times overall! 

The 53rd race WLYC 24 hour race will be held over the weekend of 14th and 15th September 2019 – mark the date in your diary.

To find out more about the race go to www.wlyc.org.uk . Or click Paul Hargreaves to view some of his superb shots of the race. 

To read more

To read the full race report featured in Yachts and Yachting please click here.

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