Early bird entries for Taittinger Regatta

The 16th edition of the Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta is already attracting a mixture of repeat and new competitors for a weekend of racing and socialising, in and around Yarmouth.

The event takes place from Friday, July 12, to Sunday, July 14, and more than 100 entries have been confirmed in the first two weeks of the event’s on-line registration opening.

With a substantial early bird discount available for entries before May 31, the competitor list is growing daily.

On the water, Black and White Groups include Folkboat, XOD, YOD, IRC classes, NHC classes, Contessa 32, J109 and J111 divisions, with the fleet of Classic Cruisers particularly popular this year, with the British Classic Yacht Club Regatta.

On shore, events open with the Champagne Taittinger Reception on the RSYC’s waterfront lawns at 6.30pm on Friday. On Saturday afternoon, local suppliers Wightwood Pizza will be baking at the club and, on Saturday evening at 8.30pm, the annual charity Towers

Party will feature live music, fireworks and a selection of bars and refreshment.

The Taittinger RSYC Regatta 2024 NOR, on-line registration and details of onshore and offshore events can be accessed via iw.observer/taittinger-regatta.