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Phantom National Championships - Sunderland Yacht Club 2024

Event Polo Shirts
 
To commemorate the 2024 Nationals Championships, Vicky’s Embroidery Services will be producing a quality ‘event logo’ Polo Shirt in Navy Blue.
Available to be pre-ordered and purchased at the event.
The polo shirts come in a variety of sizes from M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL.
Note: The shirts tend to be a generous fit for when you choose your size.
Event logo shirt.   £20.00 
Event logo shirt with sail number  £25.00
Please place your orders directly with John ‘Titch’ Wayling at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Orders for collection at the Nationals will need to be place before 23rd August. However orders can still be placed at the nationals for postal delivery approx two week after the event ( £5.00 postage and packing ) 
 
 
Thanks
The Phantom Committee 
 
 
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The ALLEN Phantom National Championships 2024

Preview 

Fellow Phantom Sailors and any other Ghostbusters out there,

Scary as it may seem it’s now just under two months until the event of the year – the 2024 National Championships.
That’s around 54 haunting Nights! (although for all you haunted insomniacs, that’s only 5 more, horror filled, sleeps!)

A lot has been happening in the background and we are delighted to be partnering again with Allen Brothers Ltd. as headline sponsors for the event and present The ALLEN Phantom National Championships and the opening of the National Championship Entry System and the Notice of Race.

Ben Harden - Head of Marketing, Allen Brothers said ….

“We’re pleased to once again be the title sponsor of the Phantom Nationals.  The Phantom represents everything we believe in here at Allen – A performance product made in the UK.”

Allen is a UK manufacturing company which specialises in the production of performance sailing hardware for dinghies and keelboats. From their factory in Essex the company exports goods across the globe to many of the world's best boat builders, sailmaker and chandleries. Allen has been a long-standing supporter of the Phantom class. www.allenbrothers.co.uk"

We are also pleased and grateful to be supported at the event by Optimum Time, HD Sails, Pinnell and Bax and Ovington Boats, continuing our long-term partnership with leading suppliers in our sport.

Along with some practical details to help you organise your stay and racing in the wonderful, friendly North-East, here’s what’s in store.

 

First of all, when is it ………?
That one’s easy as it’s been on the calendar for a long time: -

  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 6th, 7th & 8th September 2024

 

Where is it ……..?

Located on the Old North Pier at the entrance of the River Weir, the club is right on the sea front of Roker Beach. The clubhouse is modern with great facilities, has a welcoming atmosphere with the attractions on Marine Walk on the beach front and beautiful panoramic views from inside and out.

Access to the water is direct from the beach into sheltered water inside the harbour arms and the racecourse is close to the shore with minimal sailing distance.

Sunderland is not difficult to get to – it’s well connected by good roads and, when I checked, its only 20 – 30minutes drive longer than last year’s drive to Aberscoch for me from the south coast (and an easier, largely Motorway / Dual carriageway route too!)

 

What’s on offer …….?
The best National Championship of the best, friendliest class out there!

Racing in a quality but friendly fleet – a great way to learn about the boat and make new friends.

 

What’s included and available …….?

  • 7 Championship races on an open sea racecourse.
  • Racing run by an experienced Championship club with a well-respected Race Officer – Howard Stevenson and team.
  • The ‘Championship Dinner’ on the Saturday evening – included in entry fee!
  • A fun, prize giving event early evening each day after sailing.
  • Free Pint and a pasty on coming ashore at the daily prize giving.
  • The famous Phantom social evenings.
  • The Annual General Meeting – your chance to get involved and voice your views
  • Well priced food available at the club: -
    • Thursday Evening Meal - bookable
    • Friday Evening Meal - bookable
    • Saturday Evening Meal - bookable
  • A hearty breakfast bun with either bacon or sausage - Including “help yourself” extras
  • Catering and bar facilities through the event in the state-of-the-art clubhouse.
  • The Club will be open to early arrivals from Tuesday 3rd September
  • Camper van parking (limited numbers)ALL spaces allocated
  • Camping space for tents on site. (limited numbers – first come first served)
  • Car park immediately next to the club @£3.00 /
  • A huge option of local B&B’s, Air BnBs, hotels, guest houses and local Camp Sites.
  • Polo Shirts can be Ordered and Purchased from Vicky’s Embroidery Services/John ‘Titch’ Wayling. Details will be posted on the Class Website & Phantom Class Association Facebook page. 

 

https://www.visitnortheastengland.com/places/sunderland/

https://www.mysunderland.co.uk/


Sunderland is a great gateway into the North-East, close to Newcastle and Durham and the North Pennine - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and designated UNESCO Global Geopark, so there’s plenty to do for non-sailing partners and family.

Entry is only £115 with the Early-Bird Discount (ends close of business, Friday 16th August).
After that it is £140 so get your entries in early!

So, all you sailing Spooks out there, have the vision to cast your spell on this event and get your entry in to join the best Phantomry event in the world!

National Championship Entry System , the Notice of Race.

 

See you on the water

The Phantom Committee

 

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Phantoms at Filey Regatta
by Matthew Pritchard
 
The recent Phantom Class at Filey Sailing Club was a spectacle of skill and endurance, held over two days (13th & 14th July 2024) of challenging conditions off the coast.
 
Day 1: Races 1 & 2
The first day greeted sailors with robust winds of 18 knots and a formidable 1 to 2 metre swell, testing the mettle of every competitor.
Race 1:
Philip Worth showcased his exceptional sailing prowess, clinching first place. Following closely, Jon Shaw secured a strong second place, with Richard Sims rounding out the podium in third.
Race 2:
Philip Worth continued his dominance, sailing to another first-place finish. Wayne Fletcher made significant gains to take second place, while Jon Shaw maintained consistent performance, finishing third.
 
Day 2: Race 3
The second day intensified with wind speeds escalating to 23 knots and swells growing to 2 to 3 meters, pushing the sailors to their limits.
Race 3:
Philip Worth once again demonstrated his mastery of the rough conditions, taking first place and securing a clean sweep of the races. Jon Shaw exhibited remarkable resilience, finishing second. Wayne Fletcher, despite the fierce competition and challenging conditions, secured a commendable third place.
Philip Worth’s flawless performance across all three races underscored his dominance in the Phantom Class, while Jon Shaw and Wayne Fletcher also displayed admirable consistency and skill throughout the event.
 
Overall Standings:
1. Philip Worth
2. Jon Shaw
3. Wayne Fletcher