to the Carey Olsen 24th Jersey Regatta, 1st – 4th September 2022

Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta – update – 8th September 2022 

Dear All 

The spectacle of so many boats racing in St Aubin’s Bay from 2nd to 4th September was a real treat. The somewhat changeable weather of the three days, ranging from very light winds Friday morning to force five Sunday morning, provided a variety of interesting and exciting challenges.  

Seventy-nine boats raced, including visitors from Guernsey and the UK and Wildwind’s Simon Morgan and crew Bryony Bennett-Lloyd, former Women’s World 420 Champion, from Greece on a borrowed Hobie 16. Visiting boats add such a lot to the Regatta and will always receive a very warm welcome; thank you to them all for joining us. 

Hearty congratulations to all who won trophies, especially the Best-in-Class boats and Jai Ho and Mic Mac for winning the GBR IRC Channel Islands Championships in Classes 1 and 2 respectively. Excellent competitive racing, across the board! 

Many thanks to the owners and skippers of the committee boats, Lady Sally, Grace and Spirit of Variety, the race committees, guard boat and mark laying folk, beach masters and the results gurus, numbering over fifty volunteers. That is some commitment! Thank you, also, to the catering personnel at the RCIYC and St Helier YC for keeping us all well fed and ‘watered’. 

On behalf of competitors and organisers, alike, I take great pleasure in thanking Carey Olsen for their continuing generous and enthusiastic sponsorship. The rapturous applause, at the prize-giving, following the announcement that they will be with us for the 25th Edition in 2023 speaks for itself. 

Thank you to Ports of Jersey who, through Jersey Marinas, have very kindly supported us since we began in 1999.  The provision of complimentary berthing and assistance helps so much with the event and ‘customer’ satisfaction, in general. We are, also, most grateful to the Department for Infrastructure for accommodating the dinghy fleet in the car park at the RCIYC.  

Finally, a note for your diary, you are warmly invited to join us for the ‘silver jubilee’ edition of this ‘flagship’ event scheduled for  8th to 10th September 2023. We look forward to your company! 

Please e-mail info@jerseyregatta.com or call the office on + 44 (0) 1534 732229 should you have any questions or need further information. 

Fair winds 

Bill Harris 


8th September 2022