Welcome to the Classic Channel Regatta – a very special event with a unique blend of racing, passage making and, of course, great boats and people.
The regatta is biennial and runs for a week in July. It starts with two days of racing at Dartmouth followed by the Classic Channel Race to Paimpol where there is rest day and a race around the Ile de Brehat. Then a passage race takes the fleet to Guernsey where the regatta finishes with the Round Sark Classic Race – all backed up with a programme of informal social events ashore.
We describe the racing as ‘gentleman’s racing’ and you can be as competitive or relaxed as you like – there is even a small cruising class for those who don’t want to pretend to be trying.
The regatta is a joint Anglo-Breton enterprise and has its own informal and relaxed ambiance with boats coming from the UK, France and other European countries.
Classic yachts designed before 1975, and approved later designs in classic style, are eligible to enter – read more about eligibility and classes
The regatta uses the JCH Classic Handicap, getting a handicap is free and simple on line, read how here. If you are interested in entering you can pre-register anytime to secure a place.
2015 video presentation:
“An amazing regatta ….it is a huge privilege to come and sail with you and the amazing people and their boats.”
“The world’s friendliest classic regatta.”