Welcome to the Jersey Regatta … et soyez bienvenus nos amis français!
Welcome to the 21st edition of the combined clubs’ Jersey Regatta! I am pleased to report that, with 5th September rapidly approaching, our plans are progressing well and promising to blossom into a truly enjoyable and memorable experience for all, novice and experienced sailors alike. We especially look forward to a strong turn-out from the local racing fraternity and to welcoming friends, old and new, joining us from Guernsey, France, the UK and, perhaps, even further afield.
This year, the Regatta gets underway on Thursday 5th September with the traditional welcoming reception in St Helier YC. The racing programme then opens on Friday morning with a race for the sportsboat and cruiser/racer classes, the ‘small boat’ classes racing later that afternoon. Note that Friday’s races are ‘standalone’ whilst races held on Saturday and Sunday count towards the Jersey Regatta class championships in all classes. We are delighted to be hosting the Spinlock IRC Channel Islands Regional Championships for the IRC cruiser/racers, once again. Whilst recognising the kudos that goes with winning, the Spinlock prizes, in themselves, will be worth that extra bit of concentration and effort!
However, this sailing ‘jamboree’ is not only about competing and, hopefully, winning, it is complimented by a lively social programme ashore intended to provide everyone with plenty of opportunity to unwind and enjoy the camaraderie and ever-warm welcome that awaits them in the Clubs. A major highlight of the social programme will, undoubtedly, be the Regatta Party at the RCIYC when we’ll see The Pioneers rocking the night away.
We are very grateful to Jersey Marinas, Regatta supporters from the 1st edition in 1999, who will be providing complimentary berthing and such other assistance as is necessary to help ensure that everyone has the best possible experience of the event.
Many thanks, also, to Condor Ferries for providing discounted fares for those wishing to ship boats to the Island for the event. We are pleased to say that this includes accompanied boats on trailers, towing vehicles and passengers on all of their routes. This offer is open until 31st July. If you wish to take it up, please contact the Regatta Office, as soon as possible.
We cordially invite you to sign up, on-line, now! You will find the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions by clicking on the ‘Race Administration’ tab, above. Please note, especially, the ‘early bird’ fee that applies up to and including Monday 12th August. The normal entry fee applies, thereafter, until 29th August when entries close.
In the event that you need any further information, please contact the Regatta Office either by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 00 44 (0) 1534 732229.
On behalf of the organising committee and our sponsors, I wish you fair winds, calm seas and great sailing. We look forward to your company in September.
12th July 2019