With just under two months to go (at the time of writing) I am pleased to report that everything is on track for another action-packed and fun-filled Regatta.
As ever, we have planned a very busy time afloat for cruiser, sportsboat, dayboat, dinghy, sport-catamaran and Kona windsurfer classes. The shore-side social programme will allow everyone plenty of opportunity to unwind, reflect on how the day has gone and generally enjoy the warm welcome that awaits them in the Clubs. In particular, we are looking forward to providing a very warm welcome to boats joining us from the UK, France, Guernsey and even further afield.
Once again, we are delighted to be hosting the Spinlock IRC Channel Islands Championship for cruiser/racers and are looking forward to some really great competitive racing. Boats without a full rating will be most welcome to join in the Championship using a Single Event Rating, a low cost option available from the RORC Rating Office (www.rorcrating.com).
Full details of what is on offer are contained in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions, available under the ‘Race Administration’ button on the Menu to the right of this page. This is where you will also find any amendments and the entry list.
It is worth noting that the Guernsey Regatta is running over the previous weekend and we are looking forward to seeing strong representation from our sister island, duly warmed up.
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. UBS is, incidentally, running a ‘Sailfie’ Instagram competition, the prize for which is an underwater Go Pro Hero camera. ’Sailfies’, selfies taken during waterborne activities in Jersey, should be uploaded to Instagram/Facebook using the hashtags #Sailfie and #JsyRegattaSailfie.
Our most sincere thanks must also go to Ports of Jersey who continue to be a great pillar of support, providing free berthing and much other help behind the scenes.
Once again, we are supporting the Jubilee Sailing Trust, a registered charity promoting the integration of people of all physical abilities through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing aboard two very special ships, the Lord Nelson and Tenacious.
The Visit Jersey website, www.jersey.com, is an excellent starting point if you need accommodation during the Regatta. Please book early, 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. We look forward to your company in the Regatta.
20th July 2016