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2020 Unicorn National Championships

Gary Piper & Will Stafanou practicing at Stokes Bay SC for the Nationals

Stokes bay Sailing Club will be hosting the Unicorn 2020 National Championship on 4th - 6th September. It has been a very difficult year for all racing, but in late July Stokes Bay Sailing Club started club racing with covid-19 precautions and have seen great turnouts in all classes.  In mid August, the club will host a ‘pop-up’ Moth open and then the Unicorn Nationals as scheduled on 4th-6th September.  It is one of the few sailing events to take place this year and shows that it can be done but only with the support and dedication of the sailing committee and club members.

Stokes Bay is one of the best places in the UK to sail – in the central Solent, with easy launching and guaranteed great weather.  The local Unicorn sailors Gary Piper and Will Stefanou have been practicing regularly at Stokes Bay since sailing was permitted in mid – May.  Most of their training has been during weekdays.  Dan Jarman will be one of the sailors at the front of the fleet and will be hard to beat in strong winds.  Nearly 40 years ago, the Unicorn Nationals were at Stokes Bay and Dan’s dad Phil finished 2nd – will Dan go one better this time?  Stokes Bay Sailing Club hope all Unicorn sailors will take part in this fantastic event, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a great 3 days Sailing. Maybe arrive a week early and get some practise in to try and fathom out the unique tide system and compete with Ben Ainslie’s Team Ineos training on the Solent as well!

The official Event Entry form and Sailing Instructions can be found on the Facebook Unicorn Catamaran Association page. 

The Unicorn Class is a friendly class and all paid up members are welcome to participate in the Unicorn Nationals , attend the AGM which is held during the event, and generally socialise with other members. 

Gary Piper   Unicorn Association Chairman



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