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Cowes Week

​Some pictures from the final race at Cowes Week 2017.  A breezy week but, as ever, there was close racing everyday with just seconds frequently dividing boats after 3 hour races.  Pictures courtesy of Phil Jones.

​Z48 - Isabel is for sale SOLD

Isabel has been sold to a new owner. If you're interested in joining the Victory Class please contact us and there maybe boats available that are not on the site. 

​Isabel is a well-loved Victory, looked after with care and attention by the current owners and is now for sale.  Isabel has had everything she could need over the years and is now looking for a new owner (s) who will continue to sail her.

Due to a lack of time we have made the decision to sell.

Key details: 

· 1948 Hamper built 

·  1989 John Perry refit  

·  2008 Andrew Oliver refit (details on


·  Minimum weight hull (+5kgs with correctors)

·   New GRP deck covering (2016)

-   Full Harken fit out

·   Fully adjustable jib car system led to the

middle of the boat.

·   Double mainsheet / kicker system 

·    Raised Mainsheet

·    Central Backstay system, Cunningham, Outhaul

systems all led to the middle of the boat 

·    Jib and main halyard purchase systems and fine

tunes on both. 

·    All harken blocks throughout

 John Perry mast and boom (totally stripped and re-varnished in 2015)


  • Lightweight low drag mast

    fittings + spares

  • Carbon spinnaker pole +

    John Perry wooden spare

  • 2017 standing rigging +

    full set of spare (2009) standing rigging – Performance Rigging

  • 2017 running rigging and

    strops + full set of 2015 & 2016 spares. All custom splicing by TT

  •  Tacktick + custom teak mast fitting


·    2017 full set of Batt sails (Cowes 2017)

·    2014 full set of Batt sails (2 Cowes weeks + 5


·    2009 set of Batt upwind sails and a Hood


1 electric pump including batteries and spares, solarpanel,  1 fixed manual pump,  2 paddles and engine bracket, 3.5hp Honda engine, Anchor, hand held VHF, chain and bucket, All safety kit in date. Isabel has her own mooring strop and retrieval buoy which is removed from the mooring in the winter.  The sails have a long sail bag for winter storage which also holds the boom and spinnaker poles. 2015 cockpit cover + spare (2014), Custom toe straps, spinnaker bags and nav bag.   Full laid up cover and yard covers.  2 custom foam fenders, (2014), Mast and boom winter covers. 

Quick Rig settings as part of sale.

  •  2012 top VCPR in class.  2013 laid up ashore and undercover. 2nd

  • in VCPR including a 2nd and 3rd in Cowes 2016.  Winner of the Taylor trophy and 2nd
  • in 1st Tuesday series 2017.
  • Full set of spares included in price (ropes/fittings/spare blocks)
  • Various mooring warps.
  • Antifoul, boot top, varnish and filler included in this price (2 large boxes of paint and
  • Afloat on class moorings 2017
  • Full fit out history since our ownership (2007) available
  • A great opportunity to purchase a well optimised and quick Victory

£3,000.00 Or Nearest Offer.  

Viewing by appointment

Contact:  Malcolm Stewart.

Mobile  - 07801 656943 


Open Day 28 May, 2018

​The Victory Class is holding an Open Day on Monday May 28, 2018, in the Camber (next to BAR) where you can try out sailing a Victory, meet some members, and get a feel for why we get 20 boats out for mid-week racing. 

​Further details to follow soon. 

Cowes Week 2017 Socials

​Please find below and on the attachment details on the Cowes Week Socials 


Monday 31st July

A Visit to David Heritage Yachts – Our Class Boat Builder

Buses run every 10-15 minutes at around £3.50 return trip.

Alternatively take a taxi.

17.00 Start at DHRY and a scheduled return at 19.00 – 19.30.

Thursday 3rd August 

Victory Class Dinner at The Royal London YC

- MENU -

- Ballantine of Hampshire New Forest Pork, Spiced Fruit Piccalilli -

- Home-Made Crisp Bread -

- Isle of Wight Rack of Lamb Baby Root Vegetables -

- Rosemary and Garlic Potato Rosti -

- Lemon Tart and Raspberry Parfait - or - Cheese and Biscuits -

- Port and Coffee –

(Vegetarian options available - please contact Drew in advance)

(Please advise at time of booking your dessert choice)

19.30 onwards £38.00 pp

Call or e-mail Drew Robertson-Young for further information.

T: 07802 653753 E:

Reservations essential – guests very welcome

May Sailing News

​Great to see a good turnout for the first race of season for

the Taylor Trophy  albeit that the cold weather seems to have reduced numbers last week.  We have had different winners for each of the evening races so far.  Well done to Z48, Z69, Z58, Z78, Z57 and Z72.

Upcoming reminders and events………….

Cowes Week – Please could you get your entries in. Early Bird entries close on 30 May. I will also need confirmation and payment on the moorings by that date.

Visitors Race (Thursday 15 June) – An opportunity to invite friends for an evening’s racing with you.  Please could you email to let me know who you will be inviting.

Portsmouth Regatta (17 & 18 June) – We are looking forward to a good turnout for our local regatta.  Entry and event details:

Yellow forms – I know it is a chore but please could you ensure that I have these within two weeks of your first race in accordance with Class Rules.

1st Tuesday 2017
1st Thursday 2017
1st Sat 2017
1st Sat 2017
1st Thursday 2017
1st Tuesday 2017

Season Opener Party!!

​​The Season Opener party will be held on Saturday 6th May!! 

Starting at 7pm, and held at PSC, for just £11 you'll get fizz on arrival, wine, beer, canapes and nibbles! 

For tickets please contact Drew on or 07802 653 753