In the JOG inshore series that consisted of five races over the summer Pandanova finished second in Class 5. These category 4 race are ideally for those that want to practise longer distance racing but still be able to enjoy the evening ashore. Well done, Panda
Published 17:01 on 31 Oct 2014
Mid way through the Winter Series and competitors were treated to an extra hour in bed, unseasonably warm weather and a perfect 10 to 18 knots of wind. The conditions certainly paid for Light in the first race with special guest, Chris Choules on board. She lead from the beginning to break Persephone's wining streak. Persephone wasn't far behind finishing second and Kindred Spirit, skippered by Tom, was third. In the second race Persephone fought
Published 18:32 on 27 Oct 2014
The Sigma 38 fleet revelled in the blustery conditions. And Persephone's win was the proof of this, not only winning class, but finishing in front of all the IRC 3 boats that started 6 minutes before. Congratulation to the team for an outstanding performance. With Alacrity, struggling with a broken kicker, finished second and Light, struggling with a few boat handling issues, finished third. Marta had a strong race but was just piped into forth
Published 16:37 on 20 Oct 2014
David Thomas, the prolific, British designer of the endearing and ever popular Sigma 38 yacht has, sadly died. David was a true gentleman as well as an amazing sailor who enthusiastically supported the class. The Sigma 38 Class Association pass on their condolences to his family and friends and are proud to keep his legacy alive. See this link on Yachts and Yachting .
Published 08:34 on 16 Oct 2014
After last week's light, light winds the Sigma 38 fleet, biggest one design entry in the series was treated to near perfect conditions with a moderate northeasterly (would have been nice to see a bit more sun). Persephone have started exceptionally strongly, today taking 2 more bullets to add to their one last weekend. With Alacrity finished second in both races. It today's first race, Light, out for the first time this series, finished 3rd
Published 18:04 on 12 Oct 2014
On a beautiful autumn morning the wind finally arrived following a 2 hour postponement for an enjoyable race. The Sigma 38 fleet were lead home by Persephone, followed by With Alacrity and then Kindred Spirit. With Sigma 38 fielding one of the largest fleets the series is shaping up to be another one design classic. See full results below Click here for Persephone's Report
Published 08:29 on 7 Oct 2014
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Published 12:47 on 17 Sep 2014
9 Sigma 38s entered, making up almost half of Class 5 and the weather didn't disappoint. Warm and sunny with a gentle beat down down to the forts in 10 knots and then kite up towards Bembridge Ledge and to the finish at Poole. Massive Spring Tide with over 20 boats made the start frantic. Pandanova won the start but with a speedy hoist and perfect gibes With Alacrity overtook on the downwind leg.
Published 17:04 on 15 Sep 2014
A global sailing race and fund raising event on the 21st September that aims to set a new Guinness World record, raise money for charity, inspire the next generation, and remember Andrew "Bart" Simpson, gold and silver Olympic medalist and America's Cup sailor. We hope to get as many Sigma 38s participating as possible. Solent based boats should register through Hamble River SC at http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/club/hamble-river-sailing-club . Post racing all
Published 19:31 on 1 Sep 2014
38 boats raced across to St Peter Port last Friday evening - as the only Sigma 38s entered, Marta and With Alacrity chose to race across double handed in Class 5. It was a spectacularly fast power genoa reach across which saw With Alacrity completing the race in just under 13 hours followed closely by Marta. With Alacrity were 2nd in Class 5 and Marta was 5th - well done to both.
Published 08:18 on 27 Aug 2014