The Regatta is now well within sight and I am delighted to report that everything is on track as we prepare for this great event, a true sailing extravaganza. We are looking forward to seeing the impressive spectacle of a great regatta fleet, in St Aubin’s Bay, and to the cut-and-thrust of the three day racing programme. The weather will, undoubtedly, be fine!
Whilst competitors are sure to have a busy time afloat, the shore-side social programme will allow them plenty of opportunity to unwind, reflect on how the day has gone and generally enjoy the warm welcome that awaits them in the Clubs. We are, especially, looking forward to welcoming those joining us from Guernsey, France, the UK and, perhaps, even further afield. There’s no doubt that competition steps up a notch or two in the presence of outside competition.
We are delighted to be hosting the Spinlock IRC Channel Islands Championship within our programme and are looking forward to some really great competitive racing. Boats without a rating can participate in the Championship by purchasing a Single Event Rating, a low cost option available from the RORC Rating Office (www.rorcrating.com).
Full details of what the Regatta has to 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 the entry list and any amendments. Please note that the definitive entry cut-off date is Tuesday 6th September.
This will be the 18th edition of the Jersey Regatta, an event that has enjoyed tremendous support since it was first held in 1999. We are especially grateful to UBS AG Jersey, Jersey’s leading wealth management company, whose enthusiasm and support has accompanied us through the past three years into this, the fourth year of a brilliant relationship.
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.
The Regatta’s chosen charity is 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 out sponsors, I wish you fair winds and happy sailing.
17th August 2016
P.S. For those boats wishing to enjoy an extended racing experience in Channel Islands waters, the Guernsey Regatta is running over the previous weekend. We are looking forward to seeing strong representation from our sister island, with boats duly warmed up. We wish them a very successful Regatta.