The first race had only three entries and was the first Old Gaffers Association OGA race. Since then the race has been held annually with increasing numbers.
Sunday saw the 50th anniversary of the race, with a fine turn out mostly from the local Solent OGA. The sky's were low and grey with a stiff breeze blowing from the south west which made for an exciting and fast race.
Running off from the East Knoll buoy the fleet was spreading out on a fast run, despite the strong winds most boats were setting as much sail as they dared.
Back in Bursledon for the prize giving, everyone had enjoyed a thoroughly good race and returned without any major breakages.
Winner of the class 1 was the yawl Iseult which in addition to winning the 50th anniversary race, also celebrates her 100th year.