Welcome to the Jersey Regatta … et soyez bienvenus nos amis français!
Well, there goes the 19 th combined RCIYC, St Helier YC and St Catherine’s SC Jersey Regatta. Well done and thankyou to everyone who participated in any way whether it was as a competitor, member of the race committee, administrator, shore-side helper or caterer. We were, as ever, very pleased to welcome visiting boats from France, Guernsey and the UK, thankyou very much for coming! Whether you were a local or a visitor, you all contributed hugely to the success of yet another stunning Regatta.
A huge vote of thanks goes to UBS AG Jersey for having sponsored the Island’s ‘flagship’ event over the past five years, they are closely involved right the way through the year and show enormous commitment and enthusiasm as our sponsor. We are especially delighted to have such keen support from the Channel Islands’ leading wealth management company. 2018 will see the 20th edition of the Jersey Regatta; the great news is that UBS will be with us again to celebrate our platinum anniversary.
Thank you, also, to Ports of Jersey and Jersey Marinas for providing the complimentary berthing and support that helps so much with ‘customer satisfaction’ and the organisation of the event, in general.
Congratulations to the race officers for ensuring the smooth running of the race programme with special thanks to Ian Macdonald (Gailo), the Variety Sailing Trust and Go-Sail for the provision of committee boats. Well done to all who manned the RIBs and to our cohort of photographers who have done such sterling work in recording the proceedings.
We are grateful, too, for Condor Ferries’ support in providing discounted fares to those shipping their boats to the Island for the event. We hope to keep them busy next year!
Thank you to Mrs Lizi Hill for presenting the trophies and congratulations to the many winners and runners-up with a very special ‘well done’ to Commodore (St Catherine’s SC) Justin Horton for winning the Kona British Championship.
Finally, a note for your diaries, the next UBS Jersey Regatta is scheduled for 14 th – 16 th September 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 00 44 (0) 1534 732229. We shall be pleased to help.
Fair winds and good sailing.
21st September 2017