28 July 2014

Preparations are well under way for the 48th year of the Crewsaver 24 Hour Race at West Lancashire Yacht Club, Southport.  The club are very excited to welcome you to this year’s event.

With 52 boats entered so far entries are up on last year, making this event bigger and better than ever!  Of those entries we are pleased to see four boats from the recently re-introduced Firefly Class, numerous boats from various universities and a large increase in Lark entries.

Friday night promises to be a lively one; with the hugely popular sailing band Elephant Juice confirmed to keep the entertainment going until the early hours!  Back by popular demand is the folk afternoon which will take place on the Saturday, followed by a soul night with the resident DJ Steve Blackburn.

The main marquee has been increased in size to help house all of the additional entries and providing more room for on shore activities which promise to rival last year’s surf competition.  After the catering success of last year, we are again catering in house with beer supplied by Robinsons.

Your local chandlery, 1st Mark , will also be on site selling some of your favourite Crewsaver  kit at some fantastic event prices.  Due to the extensive popularity of the kit last year he will also be increasing the size of his marquee – helping to ensure all the kit you need is on hand to keep you out on the water. 

This year the club welcomes Robin Jones and Isaac Marsh from Scammonden Water Sailing Club, sailing a firefly for the full 24 hours in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.  Please donate to show your support for these two embarking on this fantastic challenge. 

For more information and live updates before, during and after the event please visit the West Lancashire Sailing Club Facebook page.