The 2012 annual WLYC 24 Hour Race took place on Marine Lake, Southport over the weekend.
Team GB’s Olympic silver medalist Stuart Bithell was at Marine Lake cheering Hollingworth Lake SC (A) who won this years race.
Hollingworth Lake SC win the 2012 WLYC 24 Hour Race
Above: Winners Hollingworth Lake SC
Above: Team & family celebrate after the win
The race was the premiere opportunity for Sailing Club teams to compete for serious trophies (and status), whilst also enjoying the unique hospitality provided by one of the best social events in the dinghy racing calendar (The social event lasts for 48 hours – Friday 14th September, through to Sunday 16th September 2102)
The race was sailed on the relatively safe waters of the Marine Lake at Southport, and racing is continuous for 24 Hours.
Entries each year are accepted from Sailing Clubs, Class Associations and Universities throughout the UK, with occasional visits from Eire, France and even the USA. Crew and equipment/sail changes are permitted during the race (but only in a specially designated docking area).
The 24 Hour Race, now in its 46th year, is sailed in classic dinghies (Enterprise, GP14 and Lark); and has opportunities for Masters and University teams to compete for special prizes, whilst also being on equal terms with all other teams.
Above l-r Oliver Pollock & Felix Zinkann of Sedbergh School were 1st to finish
Above: Team GB’s Olympic silver medalist Stuart Bithell
Full results to follow
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