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


Dear All

Welcome to the combined clubs’ Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta, the 22nd edition of this flagship sailing event and the first under the Carey Olsen banner. I am pleased to report that our plans are on track and that we are looking forward to what, we anticipate, will be a really enjoyable and rewarding time for all, novice and experienced sailors alike.

The first races for the cruiser/racer, sportsboat and F18 sport catamaran classes open proceedings on Friday morning whilst the ‘small boats’’ programme gets under way later that afternoon. Friday’s races are ‘standalone’ with their own prizes and trophies. Races held on Saturday and Sunday count towards the Carey Olsen class championships in all classes and, in the case of the IRC cruiser classes, the 7th Spinlock IRC Channel Islands Regional Championship.

This is, as ever, an open event for cruiser/racers, sportsboats, dayboats, dinghies, sport catamarans and windsurfers. Visiting boats are assured of a very warm welcome but need to be aware that with Covid-19 restrictions varying from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, they must familiarise themselves with those that apply to Jersey (see Ports of Jersey’s Notice to Mariners Nr 20 posted on www.ports.je (in French, also)).

Needless to say, this annual ‘jamboree’ is not only about racing; it is also designed to be a fun event that gives everyone plenty of opportunity to unwind and enjoy the camaraderie and ever-warm welcome that awaits them in the clubs. Whilst we are hoping to run the social programme as near to ‘normal’ as possible we have to recognise that the Government’s Covid-19 Guidelines will still be with us and will influence what we are likely to be able to offer in the way of post-race hospitality. The situation is constantly under review and we will keep entrants advised, accordingly.

We are most grateful to Jersey Marinas for their longstanding support and enthusiasm. As ever, cruisers and dayboats will have the benefit of complimentary berthing and such other assistance as will help ensure that they have the best possible experience of the event.

You will find the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions by clicking on the ‘Race Administration’ tab, above. Please note, especially, that the ‘early bird’ fee applies up to and including Friday 21st August. Thereafter, the normal entry fee applies until Friday 4th September when entries close. We cordially invite you to sign up, on line, now!

Should you need any further information, please contact the Regatta Office either by e-mailing info@jerseyregatta.com or by telephoning 00 44 (0) 1534 732229.

On behalf the Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta, I wish you fair winds, calm seas and great sailing. We look forward to seeing you at the Regatta.

Bill Harris
25th July 2020