OVER Saturday, 12
September and Sunday, 13 September 2015, the West Lancashire Yacht Club's 24
Hour Race took place with teams from all over the UK and abroad taking part in
what was a challenging endurance race. Thanks to the relative safety of
Southport’s Marine Lake, this race is very much a family event as well as a
sailing community event, with young and old taking part. The result is a
fantastic blend ages and skill levels and it is now regarded as 1 of the hardest
endurance races in the world, for the sport. This race is so well known that
Olympic and Paralympics team members use it to develop their skills, including
gold medallists! This year’s race might not have any major sporting heroes in
it; that we know of, but for the teams taking part, it was not going to be plain
sailing! From the very start accidents happened, with 1 of the boats capsizing
and floating past the start line! Even the very end of the race had its
accidents, with 1 of the small craft getting stuck on 1 of the course markers,
very close to the finish line! But for those taking part the skills used and
tested over the 24 hours help to development the best characteristics that
typify a team achieving sporting excellence in international events, like the
Olympics. So if you watched the race, you might have seen a future Gold
Medallist or Medallists! This year’s race had boat loads of light hearted humour
and eccentric antics, especially with one team, from Jumbles SC, who had a load
of Minions sailing in their boat! We can’t wait to see what happens next year…
Well Done to South Staffs Sailing Club for again winning the WLYC24 Hour race!
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and also we will have lots more pictures in next week’s issue as well!
Did you know that this unique event marks its
50th year in 2016 and the blub wants Southport to help make this extra special.
Please contact them if you can help raise money, if you can offer activities to
entertain people, or if you want to take part in the race! Go to the WLYC
website or visit the clubs official
Page for information. Let’s help them make
the 50th event a glowing success and reward them for bringing Southport so much
good PR over the last 50 years!
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Southport Air Show 2015
Saturday, 19 September and 20 September 2015, the
Southport Air Show is taking place. We will be
bringing you full photographic coverage of the event in
the next edition. Please email your thoughts and
memories of the event, along with the last flight at the
show of the amazing Vulcan Bomber... We want to know
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