UK National Police
Offshore Sailing Championships
This page provides details of past events pertaining to the Police Sport UK National Offshore Sailing regattas.
Updated 17th October, 2013
The first day of racing, started the week with a series of windward to Leeward races to enable the boat crews to reintroduce themselves to the boats equipment and the sea.
The first race started in the Solent just south of Hillhead. This was won by the team from police service of Northern Ireland. Cleveland came in second followed by Met B in third place then Nottinghamshire.
We had an extremely professional race team led by Dermot O'Malley, which kept the waiting between races to an absolute minimum.
The second windward to Leeward race was won
by Nottinghamshire closely followed by Met B then Met C came in third.
The third and final race of the day again windward to Leeward was won by Met B, West Midlands came in second closely followed by Nottinghamshire.
Due to anticipated reduction in wind strength
throughout the week the racing was held only in the Solent area with the
exception of day two which included the passage race to the Nab Tower. There was
plenty of wind, to make this race enjoyable. Prior to the commencement of the
Nab Tower race we held a mid Solent around the cans race, this was won by
Cleveland followed by Met B team and Nottinghamshire came in third place.
The Nab Tower race required commitment and application. After a fairly long haul the winner of this passage race was Nottinghamshire closely followed by Met B and then Met C. Met A came in fourth.
On Wednesday, 15 May we carried out only two races within the Solent the first, 'round the cans' race as Race Six was won by Nottinghamshire followed by Met B and then Met C. The second race was won by Met team B closely followed by Nottinghamshire and then Cleveland.
On Thursday racing was again restricted to mid-Solent area we only managed to complete one race which counted for the championship on this day. The Thursday race was won by team Nottinghamshire followed by Met A in second place and Cleveland came in third.
The hangover cup on the final day of racing on the Friday was abolished due to initial lack of wind.
The Fleet stayed in the Hamble River for the majority of the overnight mooring with the assistance gratefully received from the Royal Southern Yacht Club, arranged by Dermot O'Malley.
The formal prize-giving dinner took place at the Cowes Yacht Haven where an extremely successful raffle was held to raise money for the Ellen McCarthy Trust. We must thank all of our sponsors in relation to this, including Gill Sailing Products who provided some excellent prizes. The formal dinner was attended by the Chief Constables of Hampshire and Thames Valley police with a guest appearance from the head of the College of Policing. Our thanks go out to Sara Thornton, Andy Marsh and Alex Marshall. Particularly Sara Thornton who actually recovered one of the racing marks on the way over from the mainland.
Also our thanks to the Met Sailing Club for
chartering us their RIB at an excellent price after ours blew up on the first
The ethos behind the 2013 PSUK Offshores held by Hampshire Constabulary, was to be cheap and cheerful.
Police Sport UK National Offshore Sailing Championships
13-17 May, 2013 - Solent
Hosts = Hampshire Police
Sailed: 8, Discards: 2, To count: 6, Entries: 13
Minutes of the PSUK Sailing Section Offshore Consultative Meeting 2013
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View the report and results of the PSUK Offshore Sailing Championships 2012.
View the report and results of the PSUK Offshore Sailing Championships 2011.
View the report and results of the PSUK Offshore Sailing Championships 2010.
View the report and results of the PSUK Offshore Sailing Championships 2009.
View the report and results of the PSUK Offshore Sailing Championships 2008.
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National Offshore regatta results only can also be viewed via the 'Stats' Section