British Open 12mR Championships

June 27-29. This event will be based at the
Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hamble.

Founded in 1837 in Southampton with Lord Cardigan as Commodore, moved to Hamble in 1947. Organised the first races for the Metre boat Classes in 1909 after the first yachting Olympics in 1908 at Ryde. Sponsored the ‘Lionheart' challenge for the America's Cup in 1980. 2012 will be their 175th Anniversary. See full history


Sailing for the 'Southern TV Trophy' last awarded at the year(?) UK-based World Championship for the winner of the British Open Championships.

Committee boat starts.

Social Programme

The Royal Southern Yacht Club

To be confirmed, but may include:

  • Regatta Dinner
  • Prize-giving party

Moorings & Logistics

As this is the first event in the Tour, members will 'meet and greet' participants and a dedicated reception desk for the event will be provided as a focus for all participants (competitors, partners and support team).

Launching & Mooring: Hamble Yacht Services by individual arrangement for boats, containers and support boats.

RSnYC will clear their pontoons in front of the club and the Harbourmaster is prepared to reserve the pontoon off the Harbour Office and, exceptionally, allow boats to be double-banked.

Boats will remain in the Hamble for the weekend and move to Cowes on 1st July. That weekend is the traditional Round the Island Race in which some 1,200 boats will race, so Cowes will be a bit busy!

Local Information

For Accomodation: For Moorings & Yacht Services: