THE NEXT CLASSIC CHANNEL REGATTA - Saturday July 8 to Saturday July 15 2017

Welcome to the Classic Channel Regatta – a unique event with its own varied and distinctive blend of racing and passage making with wonderful boats, people and parties.

The regatta is biennial and runs for a week in July. In 2017 it will start with two days of racing at Dartmouth followed by the Classic Channel Race which will be in two legs – the first from Dartmouth to St Peter Port and the second from St Peter Port to Paimpol in Brittany. In Brittany there will be the Round Île de Bréhat Race followed by a night in the port of Lezardrieux, and then a grand parade of sail into Paimpol harbour on Bastille Day where the regatta will be a central part of the town’s celebrations.

We describe the racing as ‘gentleman’s racing’ where you can be as competitive or relaxed as you like – and ashore there is a great programme of suppers and parties. 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.

Read more about the regatta

See the provisional 2017 programme

Photos and video from 2015

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.

PRE-REGISTER FOR 2017


“Your regatta was by far and away the most enjoyable (of 2015) with entry into Paimpol being one of the best and most memorable experiences I’ve ever had.”

“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.”

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The 2017 Spirit of the Regatta watercolour by Isabelle Lagrange Plumier

The 2017 Spirit of the Regatta watercolour by Isabelle Lagrange Plumier (click on picture for more information

All photos taken at previous Classic Channel Regattas and reproduced by kind permission of Mike Wynne-Powell, Karine Gilles de Pelichy and waterlinemedia.com