Solent Forts Race

Welcome to the Solent Forts Race. Now in its eighth year, the Solent Forts Race attracts a wide range of sailors from across the UK and beyond who come to compete in this challenging and unique long-distance race set in the Eastern Solent.

Hosted by the Hayling Ferry Sailing Club from their base in the dunes at the western tip of Hayling Island, a warm welcome awaits with good food, free camping and live music on the Saturday night.

This year the Solents Forts Race is to be the second race of the Allen Endurance Series, a series of four long distance races designed to challenge sailors and their equipment. Not only are there great prizes on offer for series winners, but also SailRacer are providing all boats with trackers with live results and positions relayed back to the clubhouse and available on their website. As part of the series, the Solent Forts Race is this year proud to again be sponsored by Allen and SailRacer.

Race report and results for the 2019 Solent Forts Race are available on the SFR 2019 race page. Thank you to all competitors, volunteers, and sponsors for another great weekend!

Next year’s Solent Forts Race weekend is 13th & 14th June.

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The Solent Forts Race is a long-distance event set in the Eastern Solent, with Hayling Island and Portsmouth to the north and the Isle of Wight to the west. Originally open to fast catamarans, the race is now open to all as part of the Allen Endurance Series.


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