JOG Nab Tower 2016

The JOG Nab Tower is a day race around the Nab Tower which lies to the East of the Solent. The Tower is a light responsible for guiding ships of all sizes and nationalities into the deep water channel for Portsmouth and Southampton.

The story of the Towers strange origin goes back to the early part of 1918. Attacks by German U-boats on the British merchant fleets caused the Admiralty so much anxiety that it was decided to take strong, if unorthodox, counter measures and a startling plan was drawn up by “backroom” scientists. The plan was to sink a line of eight ‘fort-like’ towers (each costing £1 million) across the straits and to link them with steel boom nets, with the idea of closing the English Channel to enemy ships.

The Nab Tower was the only tower to be completed so in 1920 it was moved to Nab Rock to replace the light ship. It became automated in 1983 and lists to the North East by 3 degrees.

There will be a training day before the race to become familiar with the boat.  After the race we will head to Cowes and return to Hamble the following day.  It is JOG’s first race of the season and is normally well attended.

Why not join us on our race prepared Sigma 38 and race in the largest one-design fleets on the South Coast.

Date 8th/9th April
Start Cowes 
Finish Cowes
Distance 35NM
Approx No Days 1

Cost £150

Please contact us if you would be interested in joining us for this race.  It is part of our Coastal Race Series which includes 4 JOG races and Round the Island. For further details please visit our Coastal Race Series page.

If you would like to join us, but would like to get some more experience or brush up on some racing skills before coming along, have a look at our courses page.  We have a set of yacht racing worksheets available for download- please click here.

If you are unsure if this race is right for you contact us and we will be happy to discuss your experience and your sailing goals to help you choose the best option for you.