UK National Police
Offshore Sailing Championships
This page also provides details of past and forthcoming events pertaining to the Police Sport UK National Offshore Sailing regattas.
The PSUK National Offshore
Sailing Championships, 2018
Update 24/11/17: Circulation from the PSUK Sailing Secretary
We decided at the last PSUK Sailing AGM to approach the National Crime Agency to incorporate the 2018 PSUK Sailing Championships within their event.
The NCA regatta is usually run in September, this year was the
10th anniversary. The format is with it starting on a Sunday evening and
finishing Friday afternoon. They understand that this can create problems with
annual leave, but feel it provides a more overall enjoyable event with time for
those who do not often sail to hone or learn skills through the five days.
The event uses the Hamble based Fairview boats as they have found that the Sunsail boats are a little too responsive, quick and perhaps more intimidating for some of our novice sailors.
The event is currently also restricted to law enforcement “community” therefore it fits nicely with what the PSUK general committee will support as a PSUK sponsored event.
In previous years the event also had foreign competitors join in, such as the Dutch.
They have also had interest from the American Embassy, Irish Embassy and CPS, so they are likely to be invited again next year.
The suggested format of the week is to meet in Banana Wharf in the Hamble on Sunday evening. In previous years the event has used the restaurant there to provide a hot buffet meal which is included in the price. This year they are exploring using the RAF club, also in the Hamble.
Monday morning is used for skippers to teach and crew to become familiar with each other on the water. In the afternoon they run a practice race, with usually a simple course to give people an idea of the start, mark roundings and the finish line at Cowes which we all know varies considerably with the tides and winds. The fleet normally moor in Cowes Yacht Haven for the week.
A full skippers briefing is usually then held around 5pm at the Island Sailing Club who run the Race Committee for the event and do an excellent job. Skippers are invited to view the Race box to give them an idea of the start / finish lines. The NCA have also considered allocating pairs (numbers permitting) to provide another angle and give perhaps those very new to have a chance to reach a podium for a Pairs Trophy.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are the main racing days. The format is discussed at the Skippers briefing on whether to run short throughout or substitute long races. It usually depends on the weather and the view is the more races you have, the more the table changes. The longer races however are double points.
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are normally self catering social evenings where crews are encouraged to mix.
On Thursday evening is the Regatta dinner and prize giving which is held in the Island Sailing Club. This usually starts around 6.30pm for 7pm, with boats turning up in their team colours.
For those that wish to race, there is the option of a last race back to Cowes on the Friday. The committee try to get the boats back by 12 noon.
Fairview offer the event an excellent service and send a rib over each evening to Cowes to deal with any boat issues.
Overall the cost is usually about £265 per head for the week. That includes, the three meals (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), charter fees, fuel and mooring.
At present they have reserved 15 yachts with Fairview, but they can accommodate 18 for 2018
The intention is for the event to be held the 23rd to 28th September 2018 .
For more specific enquiries Chris can be contacted on mobile 07887 826637 or email@example.com
Please send me your thoughts about this and indication of interest.
PSUK Sailing Secretary
View the report and results of the PSUK Offshore Sailing Championships 2017.
National Offshore Championships 2016
This event will not be run in 2016 however the highest placed UK yacht from the World Police Championships will be funded to race for UK policing in 2017.
A skippers' meeting held during the 2015 International Copper’s Cup Regatta in Croatia discussed the 2016 World Police Offshore Sailing Championships. Franjo, the Coppers Cup organiser, said his committee were willing to hold the event. A skippers vote confirmed that the preference was for the Croatia venue.
See the 14th Police World Sailing Championships, 2016 for the results.
View the report and results of the PSUK Offshore Sailing Championships 2015.
View the report and results of the PSUK Offshore & Police World Sailing Championships 2014.
View the report and results of the PSUK Offshore Sailing Championships 2013.
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