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The Southport 24 Hour Race
2017 - Part 1 Photographs by Patrick Trollope
THE West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour
Race is an annual event that takes place on the relatively safe waters of the
Marine Lake, in Southport, Merseyside. This years race took place over 9
September and 10 September 2017. From the spectators view, it might not look
that special, but if you have never attended, this race is one of the UK's best
endurance race for classic sailing dinghies and regarded as 1 of the top 10 in
the World. Most people in Southport are unaware of this amazing race that runs
continuous over 24 hours, even in extreme weather conditions. The event attracts
teams of all ages and abilities, including Olympic sailors. Most crews are from
the UK, but many of them include international sailors. This years event was
very challenging for all the teams, with the weather being extremely
unpredictable, with long arms and sudden strong gusts resulting in very
interesting action from the very start to the finish. Even though it was not as
bad as in some years, the unpredictably meant many of the sailors where caught
out by the sudden strong gust, leading them having to take swift action to keep
upright or have awkward situations, including capsizing. The lack of wind at
times made progress painfully slow and manoeuvring next to impossible, leading
to to interesting issues for some teams. To see the results for this year and
past years go to the West Lancashire Yacht Club's website
and also you can find out more about this amazing race along with how you can
take part. More photos will be in next weeks edition, but for now, please enjoy
the photos within this edition. Video footage from the race will also be added
soon to this edition.
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