Welcome to the Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta, 11th – 13th September 2020… et soyez bienvenus  nos amis français!


Dear All

What a superb weekend for the first edition of the Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta! A little under 100 boats raced over the three days, a statistic that puts the event amongst the top three for attendance over the 22 years of its existence. Well done and thankyou to everyone who participated in any way whether it was as a competitor, member of the race committee, RIB crew, shore-side helper or administrator, you have all been part of a really super event.

Congratulations to all winners and runners-up, especially to those who were ‘Best in Class’, winning one or more of the myriad trophies, including the Spinlock IRC Championships. The level of competition was impressive, across the board, and the rewards well deserved.

Sincere thanks go to leading offshore law firm Carey Olsen for their generous support in their first year in the sponsor’s seat. This Regatta was an excellent opener; we look forward to its successors continuing to flourish under the company’s banner.

Thankyou, also, to Ports of Jersey and Jersey Marinas for the much-appreciated complimentary berthing and support that always helps so much in achieving ‘customer satisfaction’.

Well done to the race officers, their teams, RIB crews and the results wizards for completing the race programme so efficiently. Thank you also to the Variety Sailing Trust and the owners of Jack Rabbit, Heron of Gorey, Amicus and Sea’s the Day for providing committee boats and to Simon Ropert for his excellent coverage of Saturday’s racing (see Simon’s photos on www.flickr.com/photos/simon_ropert/).

Luckily, we were able to run the race programme but, unluckily, were obliged to abandon social activities due to the ongoing virus issues and restrictions. We did, however, manage to have very limited prize-giving ceremonies at the RCIYC and St Helier YC. For the same reason, the Regatta was entirely a Jersey affair, totally devoid of our regular Guernsey and French attendees. They were sorely missed. We can only hope that we will be back to normal sooner than later.

We are, as ever, keen to receive competitors’ feedback and enquiries so, please, feel free to send us a message through [email protected].

Finally, for your diaries, the second Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta is scheduled for 10th – 12th September 2021 when we look forward to your company, once again.

Very best wishes from us all

Bill Harris
17th September 2020