to the Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta, 10th – 12th September 2021… et soyez bienvenus nos amis français!
Welcome to, this, the on-line home of the combined clubs’ Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta! This is where we will be posting all the information you need to assist you in joining us for the 23rd edition of this great event, keenly sponsored for the second year running by leading offshore law firm Carey Olsen.
Despite the vagaries of Covid-19, near record numbers raced last year but sadly, due to restrictions, there were no visiting boats to provide that added degree of camaraderie and keen competition to which we have become so accustomed. The social programme, also, fell victim to the restrictions and had to be abandoned. The three days of racing, however, proved to be a resounding success with virtually all races completed in really good sailing conditions.
Notwithstanding the troubles of 2020, we are optimistic that the situation will improve and, on that note, I am pleased to say that the preparatory work for this year’s Regatta is well on track. Scheduled to run from 10th to 12th September, the event is open to all qualifying boats and will follow the traditional format of three days’ racing for cruiser/racers, sportsboats, dayboats, dinghies, sport catamarans and windsurfers, coupled with a social programme designed to enable everyone to have fun and unwind after each ‘gruelling’ day afloat. There are rewards aplenty with prizes and trophies in all classes on all three days with overall trophies for the ‘Best Boat’ in each class to round things off.
Running over the Saturday and Sunday, only, the GBR IRC Channel Islands Championship is, again, the major highlight in the cruiser/racer programme. Whilst Jersey boats raced happily in their ‘bubble’, last year, we are looking forward to the return of the keen competition that the visiting boats bring.
All that said, we will observe any governmental guidelines and rules that might have an impact on the Regatta programme. In these changing times, nothing is certain and nothing is lost in hoping for the best! The Government’s Covid information service is available on www.gov.je/Health/Coronavirus/Travel/Pages/CoronavirusTravelAdvice.aspx and needs to be noted, especially by those planning to join us from ‘afar’.
The Notice of Race, then, will provide full details of what is on offer and will be published, here, in March. In the meantime, please contact the Regatta Office either by e-mailing email@example.com or by telephoning + 44 (0)1534 732229 (St Helier YC) if you need further information. We will be delighted to hear from you and pleased to answer any questions that you may have.
On behalf of the combined clubs’ organising committee, I wish you good health, prosperity, happiness and untroubled sailing in 2021.
Bill Harris (Chairman) 21st January 2021
ORGANISED BY THE COMBINED YACHT CLUBS OF JERSEY