2020 Season Dates



Covid 19 2020 Update......

Latest 2020 Dates Announced(subject to Government guidelines):


For those of you who might be new to this and thinking about joining us in 2020, there are no sign up fees, committees etc. It is organized with help from the team at North Sails and affiliated Yacht Club's. The idea is to create a series that is a mostly 'Corinthian' Class, where family and friends get a taste of Grand Prix style Racing.


Covid 19 has so far seen us either cancel or postpone our first 4 regattas of the year, however with racing now successfully being run by various Yacht Clubs, we are very excited to confirm our truncated 2020 Season. 

September will see the P40s officially competing together for the first time in 2020 at the RORC IRC Nationals, where we will again be hoping that a P40 can be crowned Overall IRC National Champion, as Stuart Sawyer's team emphatically did on the J122 Black Dog last year. Currently this regatta will be run with an 80% Crew Number Limit.


Also in September will be the Royal Southern September regatta (crew limite TBC), which over the past few years has attracted over 18 P40s per regatta...... let's try for 20!


October sees the return of the Hamble River Sailing Club Winter Series to the P40 Circuit, where we will compete over 2 weekends (the second weekend doubling up at the Hamble Autumn Champs) 


While finally, the Royal Yacht Squadron P40 Nationals will be held end of October/beginning of November and we are again hoping for an awesome turnout here... as well as another great evening on the Saturday. This event will be non-discardable and worth double points). 


4 out of 5 Events to count, the last event at the RYS is Double Points and non-discardable.

What is a Performance 40?

A ‘Performance 40’ is a Cruiser/Racer around 40ft and will be defined by the below limitations, which utilises information from her IRC Certificate. Also known as a P40, the intention is for this to be a mostly 'Corinthian' Class, where family and friends get a taste of Grand Prix style Racing. 


For reference a First 40 is at the bottom of the band and an XP44 is at the top of the band. This includes but is not limited to; J111’s, J122’s, J133’s, J121, IMX40’s, Grand Soleil 43’s, Arcona 41’s, JND 39’s, Corby 40's, Mills 39’s, Matt 12’s, Farr 40’s, King 40’s, Azuree 46’s etc.


 IRC Band 1.075-1.150

LH 11.15m-14.1m

DLR 125-205

Max Draft 2.70m

Think you've got a P40?

We'd love to hear from you!

Argo First 40, Blackdog J122. British Soldier X41, Cobra King 40 , Cracklin' Rosie Corby 40, Dusty P First 40, Eclectic Azuree 46, Elke First 40, El Ocaso J122, Il corvo GS43, Jaggerbomb J111, Jahmali J122, Jangle J122e, Jelvis J111, Jitterbug J111, Jolly Jellyfish J122, Journey Maker J111, Juno J122, Kaya J122, Kestral J111, La Reponse First 40, Lallekonig J111 , Magic Elan 40, McFly J111, Merlin First 40, Nifty King 40, Night Owl Matt 12, Panther GS43, R&W J122, Red Herring J111, Rock Lobster J121, Rumbleflurg Ker 39, Sailplane First 40, Sfida First 40, Simples XP44, Snow Leopard J111, Sunrise JPK 1180, Thunderbird Farr 40, Tigh Soluis J122, Tigress First 40 , Tilt first 40, Vencom Ker39, Winston First 40, Xinska X40 , Yes JPK 1180, Zero Mills 39, Zumex J122