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

Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta – entries now open! 

Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta – update – 27th March 2023 

 Dear All 

 Welcome to the 25th Edition of the combined clubs’ Jersey Regatta kindly sponsored by leading offshore law firm Carey Olsen (www.careyolsen.com). I am pleased to report that preparations are well in hand for what, we anticipate, will be a bumper year for this annual sailing jamboree, an open event that promises a very warm welcome for local and visiting boats, alike. 

 The schedule, running from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th September, will follow the established format of three days’ racing along with a lively social programme designed to give everyone the opportunity to unwind, have fun and, generally, enjoy the camaraderie to be found in our clubs.  On the water, dayboat, dinghy, sport catamaran and windsurfer classes will compete over courses laid in the beautiful arena of St Aubin’s Bay whilst the cruiser/racer fleet will be racing to the south and in adjacent coastal waters. 

In brief, Thursday evening will see an ‘ice breaking’ reception in St Helier YC whilst the race programme opens with a distance race for the cruiser classes on Friday morning. The ‘small boat’ classes will follow with ‘round the cans’ racing that same afternoon. Friday’s racing is ‘standalone’, providing boats with an ideal warm up and/or familiarisation opportunity. They will, nevertheless, be racing for place prizes and trophies as on Saturday and Sunday when all classes will be racing for the many Regatta place prizes, trophies and overall ‘Best Boat in Class’ prizes. Both days will feature up to three back-to-back races over ‘round the cans’ courses. The final act will be the presentation of prizes and trophies on Sunday evening. 

 Running in tandem with the IRC classes’ programme for Saturday and Sunday, the 10th GBR IRC Channel Islands Championship (www.rorcrating.com) will be the major attraction in the cruiser/racer programme and is certain to be as keenly contested as ever. We are grateful to Spinlock (www.spinlock.co.uk) who will, again, provide prizes for the Championship. 

Entries are now open. The Notice of Race is available through the ‘Official Notice Board & Race Administration’ button at the top of this page. Please note that an ‘early bird’ discount applies up to and including Friday 18th August, standard fees apply thereafter until entries close on Friday 1st September. 

We are delighted that this special edition runs under the Carey Olsen banner. The firm’s generous sponsorship and keen support for sailing in the Channel Islands is well-known and, in particular, its presence over the past three years has been a key element in the ongoing success and popularity of this great event. We greatly appreciate, also, the support of Ports of Jersey who, through Jersey Marinas (www.ports.je/jerseymarinas) has provided complimentary berthing and much other help since the Regatta’s started in 1999. 

If you are planning to join us from ‘abroad’, you will find a wealth of information concerning accommodation, restaurants, nightlife, transport and all that Jersey has to offer through the Visit Jersey website, www.jersey.com.  

For further information, please contact the Regatta Office either by e-mail: info@jerseyregatta.com or telephone ++ 44 (0)1534 732229 if you need further information.  

On behalf of our sponsors and the organising committee, I wish you fair winds and happy sailing through the season ahead. We look forward to seeing you at the Carey Olsen ‘Silver Jubilee’ Jersey Regatta in September. 

Bill Harris 


27th March 2023