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

Dear All

With less than three months to go, I am pleased to say that we are on track for what promises to be another brilliant Regatta. This is the 17th edition of the Island’s sailing ‘extravaganza’ and the third to run under the banner of UBS, the world’s leading wealth manager. We are truly grateful for their keen enthusiasm and outstanding support for this showpiece event.

With the Regatta open to visiting boats, as ever, we look forward to providing a very warm welcome to those joining us in September. Boats from the UK, France and Guernsey have put in some impressive performances over the years and have added much to the Regatta and the cut and thrust of racing, notably winning many prizes and much of the silver.

As ever, the schedule provides three days of keen racing for sports boat, cruiser/racer, day boat, dinghy and sport catamaran classes. With a regular fleet of well over 100 boats racing and several hundred folk on the water, the clubs are sure to be buzzing, offering plenty of opportunities to dissect the day’s events and, of course, provide an opportunity for visitors to glean a little local knowledge from unwary locals.

This year, we are casting our net a little wider and scheduling a coastal race for the Saturday to attract boats that prefer to sail longer legs rather than indulge in the cut-and-thrust of ‘round the cans’ racing. This will provide a great opportunity for many more sailors to join in all the fun of the Regatta.

Jersey Marinas are, again, very kindly providing free berthing for cruiser and day boat entrants during the week of the Regatta and, for those seeking accommodation, Visit Jersey is a great starting point but be aware, the Island will be very busy at this time.

Finally, we are delighted to be supporting the Jubilee Sailing Trust, a registered charity whose mission is to promote the integration of people of all physical abilities through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing aboard two very special ships, the STVs Lord Nelson and Tenacious. More on this anon …

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Click on the ‘Race Administration’ button, on the right of this page, for the Notice of Race, entry form and and social programme; bound copies are available in the yacht clubs. The sailing instructions and any amendments will be posted there, too.

Should you need further information, please contact us either by phone 0044 (0)1534 732229 or, preferably, by e-mail info@jerseyregatta.com.

We warmly invite you to join us in September.

Fair winds and best wishes for happy sailing.

Bill Harris Signature

Bill Harris
Chairman & Race Director
18th June 2015
 

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