Welcome to the Jersey Regatta!
With a little under three months to go (at the time of writing) until we celebrate our 18th anniversary, everything is on track to provide local and visiting sailors, alike, with another fun-filled and action-packed three days as they compete in Jersey’s combined clubs’ annual ‘flagship’ sailing event.
The busy schedule covers racing for cruiser, sportsboat, dayboat, dinghy, sport-catamaran and, new this year, Kona windsurfer classes. We are looking forward to providing a great experience for racing folk of all ages and abilities, ranging from regular racers to relative novices. Running hand-in-hand with racing, the shore-side programme allows plenty of opportunity for everyone to unwind and enjoy the camaraderie and warmth of the welcome that awaits them in the Clubs.
We are delighted to be hosting the Spinlock IRC Channel Islands Championships for cruiser/racers again and are looking forward to some great competition. For those British and French boats who do not have a rating, but would like to compete in the Championships, a low-cost Single Event Rating (SER) is available from the RORC Rating Office (www.rorcrating.com). Additionally, for all cruiser/racers, it should be noted that races will be dual-scored under both Spinlock IRC ratings and NHC handicaps.
Full details of what is on offer are contained in the Notice of Race, available under the ‘Race Administration’ button on the Menu to the right of this page. Please note that significantly discounted entry fees apply up to and including 15th July, the full fee applies thereafter. Please get your entry in as early as possible as this helps the administrators enormously.
We are ever-grateful to UBS AG Jersey, whose enthusiasm and support has accompanied us through the past three years into the fourth year of a brilliant relationship. For the technophile photographers among you, UBS is sponsoring a ‘Sailfie’ competition, the prize for which is an underwater Go Pro Hero camera. The link is #JSYSAILFIE. (See the UBS Jersey Regatta Facebook page for further information).
We are also delighted and truly grateful that Ports of Jersey continue to be another great pillar of support, as they have been since Regatta #1, in providing free berthing and much else besides.
The Jubilee Sailing Trust is our chosen charity, once more; a registered charity that promotes the integration of people of all physical abilities through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing aboard two very special ships, Lord Nelson and Tenacious.
For those requiring accommodation and other information on what Jersey has to offer, we recommend the Visit Jersey website, www.jersey.com, as an excellent starting point. Please book early if you need accommodation, September is a very busy month in the Island’s life.
On behalf of the combined clubs’ organising committee and our sponsors, I wish you fair winds and happy sailing sailing and look forward to your company in the Regatta.
16th June 2016