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The 2012 HARKEN Winter Championships 17th/18th Nov

Daniel Watson - 01st November 2012

The 2012 Harken Winter Championships is almost upon us, so not only is it the last major Lark Championships of the year, but it's time to dust off the DJ, practice your acceptance speeches and get yourself down to Northampton Sailing Club for some top quality sailing and entertainment. If you've never taken part before it's well worth bracing the early winter weather for. This event makes a perfect end to our 2012 Lark sailing season.

If you don't believe us then check out MJ's descriptive and highly accurate depiction of the event.

Like last year, this year's championships is again being generously sponsored by Harken UK, so there will be plenty of prizes on offer throughout the fleets.


There will be the usual 5 races over two days, with first start on Saturday at 12pm with the preceding briefing at 11am. For further info, click the following links for the Sailing Instructions and the Notice of Race.

Please enter online by clicking this ENTER ONLINE link.


The evening's events start around 7pm, with a fantastic 3-course meal being served, followed by a wrap up of the season events and the annual prize giving, not to mention the highly anticipated annual Duckhams award. Our band this year are Nice Shoes, who promise to liven up the evening and will certainly get everyone up on the dance floor to see us into the early hours. Tickets for the evening dinner and entertainment are reasonably priced at 25 per person (includes wine on the tables), so remember there are two of you in a boat!

Space is limited so please reserve your Dinner tickets by clicking this PRIZEGIVING DINNER TICKETS link.


We have again secured a reduced rate deal with the local hotel - Sedgebrook Hall, where there's a jacuzzi, sauna and pool to relax those aching limbs, before the night's activities.
This year you can book your room online. There are a limited amount of Double and Twin rooms including breakfast for 2 people available. So make the most of this offer and book now. There is also a slightly cheaper option of for room only (so you will have to get your Sunday breakfast at the sailing club)

Please book your rooms by clicking this HOTEL BOOKING link and following instructions. The corporate ID to get the discounted rate is Lark001.


Like last year, transport will be arranged to get everyone back to Sedgebrook Hall at the end of the evening so we can all enjoy a drink. However we ask if you can make your own way back to sailing club after checking into the hotel.