It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the combined clubs’ Jersey Regatta 2015. This will be the 17th edition of this leading event in the Island’s packed sailing programme, one that is always eagerly awaited by our racing community and the keen band of visitors from the UK, Guernsey and France that compete year-after-year.
Scheduled for 4th to 6th September, the Regatta promises three days of competitive racing for sportsboat, cruiser/racer, dayboat, sport-catamaran and dinghy classes, in and to the south of our picturesque St Aubin’s Bay. Our intention is to provide an enjoyable and memorable experience for all, irrespective of age or experience. Those seeking cut-and-thrust competition will surely find it. Occasional racers, we are sure, will also thoroughly enjoy the experience and rewards of taking part in this stunning event. As ever, everyone will find a warm welcome in the Clubs, especially after the day’s racing, when visitors will have the opportunity to glean a little local knowledge from of our sailors.
Cruiser skippers, please note that we are accepting Single Event Ratings (SERs), issued by the RORC Rating Office, to give British and French boats, without a rating, the opportunity to race in an IRC class at a reduced cost. (See www.rorcrating.com/ser)
We are delighted that leading financial services company UBS AG is sponsoring the Jersey Regatta for the third year running and very much appreciate their enthusiasm and enormous contribution to its success.
We are also very grateful to Jersey Marinas who will be providing their customary warm welcome and free berthing for cruiser and dayboat entrants during the week of the Regatta. Thanks are also due to Jersey Tourism who are the starting point for finding hotel accommodation during what is always a very busy time in the Island’s life. (This year, we share the weekend with the Jersey Live open-air concert).
The Notice of Race is scheduled for release in February and will be posted here and in the yacht clubs. Should you need further information, at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us either by phone 0044 (0)1534 732229 or, preferably, by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fair winds and best wishes for safe and great sailing in 2015. We look forward to seeing you in September … if not sooner.
Chairman & Race Director
20th January 2015