Welcome to the Jersey Regatta … et soyez bienvenus nos amis français!
Welcome to the 21st edition of the 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 from Guernsey, France, the UK and, maybe, 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 opens on Friday morning with a long race for the sportsboat and cruiser/racer classes, the ‘small boat’ classes race later that afternoon. It should be noted 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/racer classes; these Championships are open to all boats with an IRC rating, locals and visitors, alike. Whilst recognising the kudos that goes with winning, the magnificent Spinlock prizes will, surely, be worth that extra bit of concentration and effort in themselves!
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 in the RCIYC when we’ll see The Pioneers rocking the night away. Tickets for the Party will be available directly from the RCIYC soon
We are very grateful to Jersey Marinas, our supporters from the 1st edition of the Regatta in 1999, who will, again, be providing complimentary berthing and such other assistance as may be necessary to help ensure that everyone has the best possible experience of the event.
Many thanks, also, to Condor Ferries for, once again, providing discounted fares for those wishing to bring their boats to the Island for the event. We are pleased to say that this covers accompanied boats on trailers, towing vehicles and passengers on all of their routes. This offer is open until 11th August. You will find the booking procedure under the ‘News’ button, above.
We cordially invite you to sign up, on-line, now! Go to: Jersey Regatta Formstack. You will find the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions under the ‘Race Administration’ tab, above. Please note, especially, that the ‘early bird’ fee applies up to and including Monday 19th August. The normal entry fee applies, thereafter, until 29th August when entries close.
In the event that you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Regatta Office either by e-mailing email@example.com 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 seeing you in September.
20th July 2019