Three Peaks Yacht Race report. All four Sigma’s finished – 2 38’s Mistral of St Helier and Rho and two 33’s. The race started at Barmouth by all boats rowing over the line for 2 hours then a light wind fiddly leg to Caernarfon. Rho beat Mistral into Caernarfon getting the most
Published 09:05 on 11 Jul 2014
Thank you to everyone who took the time to take part in the Nationals Survey - 67 people completed the survey from 21 different Sigma 38s. Attached are the summarised results, the committee will be using this feedback along with the detailed comments submitted to plan future Nationals.
Published 22:47 on 9 Jul 2014
5 Sigma 38s set off from Cowes to Dartmouth on Saturday for a race that took approximately 24 hours. Once again With Alacrity showed her class and was first Sigma 38 and 2nd in IRC Class 5. Second Sigma 38, and 3rd in Class 5 was Rapscallion, making a welcome return to to race course and showing she hadn't forgotten her skills. Rapscallion was racing two up and finished 3rd in the Double handed series.
Published 08:47 on 8 Jul 2014
Chris and Vanessa Choules have continued their winning streak finishing first in the Spinlock IRC Double Handed National Championships hosted by the Royal Southampton YC over the weekend. The mixed fleet competed in 3 races, a short windward leeward and a longer round the cans on Saturday and a longer race on Sunday. A second and two fourths was enough for WA to clinch the championship by one point. Vanessa said "I'm shattered, it was
Published 17:00 on 30 Jun 2014
Not content with winning the exceptionally challenging 2014 RTIR With Alacrity cruised straight out to win every one of the 3 races in the David Thomas Regatta. Persephone was equally consistent finishing 2nd in every race. Great to see Yoda competing strongly with the form boats. Turnout was slightly disappointing however a number of boats had issues following the RTI. Given the RTI pulls the largest attendance each year of Sigma 38s the extremely well
Published 08:03 on 24 Jun 2014
In a telling demonstration of crew tenacity and determination 21 Sigma 38 finished with only 2 retirements, in a year that saw more retirements than finishers overall. With Alacrity was first Sigma 38 home completing the race in 10 hours, 37 minutes, finishing 4th in IRC 2D, and 44th overall, one of the highest placed positions ever for a Sigma 38. Sam, second and 61st overall, competing in her first RTI and then Jedi,
Published 08:39 on 22 Jun 2014
23 Sigma 38s, 19 in IRC 2D and 4 in ISCRS 4D will be on the start line for the annual Round the Island Race! Competitors include With Alacrity, last year's winners, Jedi, all the way from Belgium, and Mouflon Noir, competing for the first time. With a slightly later start than usual and sunny conditions predicted it will be a great day out. The shoreside supporters of the fleet encourage all boats to register
Published 12:45 on 19 Jun 2014
After the Nationals we are very keen to get feedback as our thoughts turn to planning for 2015. Your Class Committee have put together a short survey and we are keen to hear the views of everyone who competed this year or might be interested in sailing a future Nationals. Please take 5 mins to complete by clicking on this link . The survey is open until 23rd June.
Published 21:43 on 18 Jun 2014
Sigma 38s are certainly alive and more than kicking north of the border too! Margaret and Howard Morrison's Enigma is the winner of the IRC Scottish Championships in Class 2. This is despite only racing with four crew over the weekend! Many congratulations to Enigma - keep the Sigma 38 flag flying up there! For details see Enigma wins Spinlock prize
Published 10:12 on 11 Jun 2014
The Three Peaks Yacht Race, one of the oldest and most extreme multi sport races in the world, starts tomorrow, Saturday 7th June at 15:30. And two Sigma 38s Rho and Mistral of St. Helier join the 15 boat fleet taking part in this gruelling challenge. As this isn’t an IRC race, the 150% sail is on board, along with the rowing rigs and the sweeps - when
Published 16:29 on 6 Jun 2014