Well, there goes the 15th Jersey Regatta. Three days of strong breezes, plenty of excitement afloat and a busy social time had by all. Judging by the buzz, over the weekend, it was much enjoyed by all.
Hearty congratulations to the worthy winners and runners-up and thankyou all for either taking part as a competitor or helper. We had a record entry this year and, probably, a record number of helpers. The number of boats from Guernsey and France was a pure delight, many congratulations to them all on their great performance.
We were delighted to welcome Ian Walker to our midst and very much enjoyed his company and expert critique of some of the sailing tactics. Ian was UBS’ guest and we owe them a huge ‘thankyou’ for the privilege of his presence and for their tremendous generosity in sponsoring our Regatta. The news that UBS will be supporting us again in 2014 raised a huge round of applause and cheering at the prize-giving! What great news.
Also truly newsworthy is the inclusion of the Spinlock IRC Regional Championships in the Regatta next year. We really have something to look forward to there.
Truly sincere thanks are also due to Port of Jersey for the use of the tug and for all their help in providing berthing.
With the Regatta almost put to bed, we turn our attention to next year ….
Kind regards and happy sailing to you all
Chairman & Race Director
18 September 2013