Metre Racing will take place in the Solent with the Brewin Dolphin British Open Metre Regatta which is being organised and hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club between 27th - 29th June 2012.
Brewin Dolphin fleet action.
This Regatta will include six races over three days for fleets drawn from 12 Metre, 8 Metre and 6 Metre classes. The Royal Southern Yacht Club is expecting some 20 yachts across the three classes, promising close competition and considerable spectacle for VIP guests, spectators and the media alike.
First built in 1907, the 12 Metre class, designed to the newly created 12 Metre Rule, was used in the Olympic Games of 1908, 1912 and 1920, but is probably best known for its racing prowess in the America’s Cup challenges between 1958 and 1987. Both the 6 Metre and 8 Metre classes were also Olympic classes in the 1920s.
The Brewin Dolphin British Open Metre Regatta Notice of Race is now online.