Sunderland Yacht Club Host the Phantom National Championships

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On September 6th 7th 8th and 9th Sunderland Yacht club are hosting the national championships of the Phantom Class dinghy. Between 40 and 50 sailors are expected to attend the event. These fast sailing dinghies will be sailing is Seaburn bay between the North pier and Whitburn. Practice starts on Thursday 6th which will be an open practice race. This will allow the competitors to experience the sometimes challenging conditions found in the open North Sea; it is expected that 15 – 20 dinghies will take to the water on that afternoon accompanied by safety boats. The first Championship races will start 1:30 pm Friday when two races will be held; there will be three races commencing 11:00 am Saturday, and two races commencing 10:00am Sunday.

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The event will use twelve safety and support vessels and a small army of volunteer club members both ashore and afloat.
Originality designed in 1971, The Phantom is a high performance single handed boat with a lightweight hull and large sail area and is suited to sailors in the 76 to 115 Kg (12 to 18 stone) weight range.
Alan Dixon Commodore of Sunderland Yacht Club said “We are delighted that the Phantom Class has chosen Sunderland as a venue for their National Championships. It is a pleasure and honour to host the event. This is the first time since Filey in 1999 that the Class has held the championships in the North of England; they will be given a very warm welcome at the club. We wish them good sailing, fair winds and good weather for the event.”

Originality designed in 1971, The Phantom is a high performance single handed boat with a lightweight hull and large sail area and is suited to sailors in the 76 to 115 Kg (12 to 18 stone) weight range.
Alan Dixon Commodore of Sunderland Yacht Club said “We are delighted that the Phantom Class has chosen Sunderland as a venue for their National Championships. It is a pleasure and honour to host the event. This is the first time since Filey in 1999 that the Class has held the championships in the North of England; they will be given a very warm welcome at the club. We wish them good sailing, fair winds and good weather for the event.”

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