to the Carey Olsen 25th Jersey Regatta, 8th – 10th September 2023

Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta Web Page update – 12th September 2023

Dear All

There goes the Silver Anniversary edition of the combined clubs’ Jersey Regatta. Well done and thank you to everyone who participated in any way whether it was as a competitor, member of the race committee, committee boat skipper, RIB crew, administrator, shore-side helper or caterer, you have all contributed hugely to the success of this outstanding event.

Some seventy-six boats competed over the three days with most classes being well represented. We were especially pleased to have a good fleet of Guernsey cruisers in the mix. Their presence makes such a difference in raising the stakes for the local racing community.

No one will need to be reminded that the weather was incredibly fickle throughout the three days, a real challenge to the race committee folk and competitors, alike. Thank you, one and all, for your patience and perseverance. Hearty congratulations to the winners, especially those whose great efforts won them the ‘Best in Class’ prizes and, of course, Guernsey’s Kaya II and Jersey’s Tom Bombadil for clinching the 10th GBR IRC CI Class 1 and 2Q Championships, respectively.

A heartfelt vote of thanks goes to Carey Olsen for their generosity and enthusiasm over these past four years. It is, indeed, a privilege to have them on board and a delight to know that 2024 will feature Carey Olsen’s fifth year in the sponsor’s seat.

We are very grateful to Ports of Jersey who, through Jersey Marinas, has provided complimentary berthing and unstinting help over the past 25 years. Thanks, on behalf of our dinghy sailors, also go to the Department for Infrastructure and Parking Control for the provision of the temporary boat park at St Aubin’s Harbour. We all truly appreciate their unstinting support.

So, we now move on to the individual clubs’ programmes for what remains of the year. We hope that you will keep up to date with their activities through their websites and social media channels.

Should you have any queries, please contact the Regatta Office, c/o St Helier YC, either by e-mail: info@jerseyregatta.com or telephone + 44 (0) 1534 732229.

Fair Winds

Bill Harris 


12th September 2023