Welcome to the Jersey Regatta … et soyez bienvenus  nos amis français!


Dear All

Well, there goes the 21st combined clubs’ Jersey Regatta. Well done and thank you to everyone who participated in any way whether it was as a competitor, race committee member, administrator, shore-side helper or caterer. We were, as ever, very pleased to welcome both our regular competitors and those racing with us for the first time. It was, also, a real delight to have the truly competitive Kaya II and Glory Days with us from Guernsey, once again. Thank you very much for supporting the Regatta, we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did. Whether you are a local or a visitor, you all contributed hugely to the success of yet another stunning event.

Congratulations to the race officers for ensuring the smooth running of the race programme with special thanks to RCIYC Commodore Richard Hall, Andrew Pearce and the Variety Sailing Trust for the provision of committee boats. Well done to the mark layers and guard boats and to the photographers who have done such sterling work in recording the proceedings.

Congratulations to the winners and runners-up who performed so well over the three days with a very special ‘well done’ to Alex Ohlsson and crew who clinched the Class 1 Spinlock IRC CI Championship on Jai Ho and Julian Barber and crew who won the Class 2 Championship on Super Q. (All of the results are available through the ‘Race Results’ button at the top of this page). We are grateful to Susie De Carteret and Chris Carpenter for presenting the coveted Spinlock prizes along with the myriad hard-fought Jersey Regatta trophies and place prizes, the latter having been very kindly sponsored by leading law firm Carey Olsen, a company with an established pedigree within the Channel Islands sailing community.

Thanks are, again, due to Jersey Marinas for the provision of complimentary berthing and to the Department for Infrastructure for allowing the use of the public car park at St Aubin for dinghy parking. We are grateful, too, for Condor Ferries’ support in offering discounted fares to those shipping their boats to the Island for the Regatta. Support, such as this, is greatly appreciated and helps so much with ‘customer satisfaction’ and the overall organisation of the event.

Now here’s a truly exciting piece of news! We are delighted to announce that Carey Olsen is to sponsor the Jersey Regatta in 2020 and are looking forward to a great relationship that augurs well for the future of Jersey’s ‘flagship’ sailing event.

Finally, for your diaries, the 22nd edition of the Jersey Regatta is scheduled for 11th to 13th September. We look forward to you joining us! Should you require further information, please contact the Regatta Office, c/o St Helier YC, either by e-mailing info@jerseyregatta.com or by telephoning 00 44 (0) 1534 732229. We shall be pleased to help.

Fair winds and good sailing

Bill Harris
10th September 2019