Concours d’Elegance at the Hamble Classics Regatta - a unique set of annual awards

A popular element of the Hamble Classics Regatta is the annual Concours d’Elegance Awards. For a yacht to win a Concours award requires a combination of originality, condition, pedigree and elegance. Three separate awards were presented in the inaugural year and this was extended to four prizes in 2018 to reflect the depth of excellence within the fleet. Another category has been added for 2022 - 'Spirit of Racing', that recognises classic yachts modified during their history to remain competitive amongst a contemporary racing fleet.

Concours d’Elegance
Ultimate condition - the top prize
Previous winners at Hamble Classics:
2016 Sophie
2017 Lutine of Helford
2018 Ampere
2019 Battlecry
2020 Dido (also best Spirit of Tradition)
2021 Whooper

Concours d’Authenticité - condition and originality
Previous winners at Hamble Classics:
2016 Shantih of Cowes
2017 Laughing Gull
2018 Peggy Bawn
2019 Phizz
2020 Thalia and Mikado
2021 Clarionet

Best presented GRP yacht
Previous winners at Hamble Classics:
2016 Breeze
2017 Gloriana
2018 Mandarina
2019 Queen Bee
2020 So!
2021 Quailo III

Best Spirit of Tradition - or New Build
Presented since 2018
Previous winners at Hamble Classics:
2018 Satellite
2019 Whisper of Lymington
2020 Dido (also Ultimate Condition)
2021 Polly Agatha

NEW CATEGORY 2022
Spirit of Racing
Yachts modified during their history to remain competitive amongst a contemporary racing fleet.