The annual WLYC 24 Hour Race is underway on Marine Lake, Southport. The race is 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) 
  The race is sailed on the relatively safe waters of the Marine Lake at Southport, and racing is continuous for 24 Hours even in extreme weather conditions.  

Entries 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.
Results to be announced following the event

Photo above – Start and Finish signals given in style! By Commodore South Staffs Sailing Club

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