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

 

Dear All

The Covid-19 global pandemic, currently running riot, is causing tremendous worry and disruption across the world. Our heartfelt sympathies and thoughts go out to all those suffering its worst effects and wide-ranging consequences. At the time of writing, sporting activities are at a near standstill and the sailing programme is paused, albeit under constant review. Safety is paramount.

Looking forward to more settled times, I am pleased to say that we remain on course for the 22nd edition of the combined clubs’ Jersey Regatta, the biggest multi-class event in the Channel Islands area. We are delighted to welcome our new sponsor, leading offshore law firm Carey Olsen, to this sailing jamboree and are most grateful for their generosity and enthusiasm in coming on board.

The Regatta is an open event scheduled to run from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September with a programme designed to provide three days’ fun and competitive racing for local and visiting boats, alike. We have classes to suit a wide range of disciplines – IRC and RCH cruiser/racer, sportsboat, quarter ton, dayboat, dinghy, sport catamaran and windsurfer. Racing takes place over Olympic and ‘round the cans’ courses within the beautiful confines of St Aubin’s Bay and to the south in the case of the ‘big’ boat classes. Running concurrently on the Saturday and Sunday, RORC’s 7th Spinlock IRC CI Championship is likely to be the top attraction for the IRC-rated cruiser classes.

Ashore, the racing schedule is complemented by a lively social programme which includes the Regatta Party on Saturday and a bumper prize-giving on Sunday, set in the Clubs’ warm and welcoming atmosphere. There are rewards a-plenty with trophies and place prizes in all classes on all three days, topped off by overall Best-in-Class prizes.

We warmly thank Jersey Marinas, with us from the very start in 1999, for providing complimentary berthing for the ‘big boats’ and Condor Ferries, supporters for much of that time, for providing discounted fares to those competitors transporting boats to the Island.

You will find the Notice of Race through the ‘RACE ADMINISTRATION’ box at the top of this page whilst ‘ENTER HERE’ will take you to the on-line entry form.

Should you need further information, please contact the Regatta Office by e-mail at info@jerseyregatta.com or phone + 44 (0)1534 732229. We look forward to hearing from you.

With very best wishes from the Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta team

Bill Harris
Chairman
28th March 2020

           

ORGANISED BY THE COMBINED YACHT CLUBS OF JERSEY