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Phantom P+B Inland Championships 5th/6th June 2021

Preview – Online Entries now open !

The long wait is finally over and the Phantom Class is emerging from it’s hibernation of competitive events and championship regattas.

In a few week time the Phantom P+B Inland Championships will take place which is being hosted by Northampton Sailing Club, online pre entries are now open ! The event is again being kindly sponsored by Pinnel and Bax, the midlands based one stop shop for boats, chandlery, repairs and clothing.

The class is expecting a bumper entry, following its self imposed delay to regional and national events until after the governments Covid19 roadmap changes on the 17th May. The Inland Championships marks the first of these national events and forms part of a National Regatta Series. Five events in total, with the other regatta events in the series taking place at Weymouth – 3rd/4th July, Filey -31stJuly/1st August, Lee on Solent – 4th/5th September and finally the National Championships hosted by Stone SC between the 17th/19th September.

With such a long time since the regional fleet have joined and the disappointment of having to cancel the Phantom National Championships planned to take place at Rock SC, Cornwall in September of 2020 , it will be interesting to see who will be emerging from the long winter. Will the event be dominated by many of the old masters of the class, previous inland and national champions? Or will we be seeing new talent emerging? The class has certainly seen a huge surge in popularity with many new boats being ordered and the second hand market going crazy. Who would have thought ‘Phantom gazumping’ would become the new buz phrase for 2021 !

Northampton Sailing Club are looking forward to welcoming the Phantom fleet and sure they will be talking to the wind gods to make the racing weekend enjoyable. The class has also arranged a training day on Friday 4th June to precede the event, which is open to all sailors and is free to Phantom Association members and should popular for those who want to start the weekend early and gain some valuable tuning and coaching.

The event is online pre entry only and may be restricted with a closing date of the 29th May …….so don’t delay !

Event Entry : https://www.northamptonsailingclub.org/index.asp?pg=eventdetail&eid=3110

Training Booking : https://www.northamptonsailingclub.org/index.asp?pg=enteronline&ss=3123

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