to the Carey Olsen 26th Jersey Regatta, 13th – 15th September 2024

Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta Web Page update – 19th March 2024

Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta – entries now open!

Dear All

Welcome to the 26th Edition of the combined clubs’ Jersey Regatta, kindly sponsored by leading offshore law firm Carey Olsen. I am pleased to report that preparations are well in hand for what promises to be another bumper year for the Island’s sailing jamboree, a very special event for local and visiting sailors, alike. Carey Olsen’s generous sponsorship and keen support for over the past four years has been a key element in the ongoing success and popularity of this great event. We greatly appreciate, also, the help that we receive from Jersey Marinas who have provided complimentary berthing and much other help since the Regatta’s inception in 1999.

The schedule, running from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th September, will follow the well-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.

In brief, Thursday evening will see an ‘ice breaking’ Commodores’ reception at 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 over courses laid in the beautiful arena of St Aubin’s Bay 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 and trophies. Both days will feature back-to-back racing over ‘round the cans’ courses. The finishing touch will be a bumper prize-giving in the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club on Sunday evening.

Running in tandem with the programme and open to all IRC-rated boats, Saturday and Sunday will see the 11th GBR IRC Channel Islands Championship, the major attraction in the cruiser/racer programme and a guarantee of some topflight competition.

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 23rd August, standard fees apply thereafter until entries close on Tuesday 10th September.

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 ‘Visit Jersey’ 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 Jersey Regatta in September.

Bill Harris 


19th March 2024