YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series Launched for 2024
YachtsandYachting.com and Prometheus Sailing are delighted to announce a new partnership, which will see the long established Sunsail Racing Series renamed as the YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series.
The YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series offers sailors access to a multi-weekend race series in the Solent, culminating in a grand final in the autumn. The series is staged on a perfectly matched fleet of one design yachts, the Sunsail 41 fleet of 41ft Jeanneau performance cruisers. Crews of up to 10 can enter just one of the series or campaign the entire 5 rounds.
The series sees up to 12 teams racing each weekend, with race management provided by a highly experienced race committee on a mobile committee boat. The top two crews from each weekend qualify to enter the series final in November 2024. The series weekends start and finish in Port Solent Marina, taking to the sheltered waters of the Solent and often seeing crews head to Cowes for a Saturday night stop over for crews.
The winners of the YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series Final will be awarded the YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series trophy, along with award winning Mermaid Gin from the local Isle of Wight Distillery.
The 2023 Race Series Final saw the top three places dominated by international teams in 1st and third place, with the J.P. Morgan Sailing Club taking 2nd place.
2023 Racing Series Final Results
1st Place Petr Denissenko (Skipper) and Dmitry Shemetilo (1st Mate)
2nd Place J.P. Morgan Sailing Club
3rd Place Grant Gillon (Skipper) and Mihai Gheorghita (1st Mate)
Dates for the YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series 2024 are:
YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series 1: 16-17 March 2024
YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series 2: 13-14 April 2024
YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series 3: 4-5 May 2024
YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series 4: 13-14 July 2024
YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series 5: 12-13 October 2024
YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series Finals: November 2024
Full details on the YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series can be found on the Prometheus Sailing website here: https://www.prometheus-sailing.co.uk/corporate-charter/
Commenting on the new partnership for the YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series, Prometheus Sailing Managing Director, Simon Boulding said: “The YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series has a rich heritage of bringing exciting and accessible racing to the public. The race series is staged on a perfectly matched fleet of one design yachts, offering sailing clubs, groups of friends and family and even teams of corporate sailors access to a perfectly matched big boat fleet – an almost unique proposition in the world of sailing.”
Mark Jardine, Managing Director of YachtsandYachting.com added: “The YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series is all about making competitive sailing convenient and attainable. With each team on identical yachts, no calculations are needed to see who has won, making it easy to understand for novice sailors. We’re delighted to partner with Simon and the team at Prometheus Sailing and will be following the racing with great interest, building towards the Finals in November which is sure to be a spectacular conclusion.”
Existing or new competitors in the 2024 YachtsandYachting.com Racing Series should contact Terry Hunt at Prometheus Sailing for further information.
Telephone: 02394 350505