CREW LISTS – Each skipper will be required to complete one crew list form at registration showing the boat’s crew for each race of the regatta. This form also requires the boat’s call sign and MMSI number – and the email address of each crew member for the CRAB Association membership list. To help you gather this information and save time at registration, you can download the crew list form in advance from the website at http://www.classic-channel-regatta.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/CREW-LIST-FORM-BR-2017-1.pdf or by going to www.classic-channel-regatta.eu and clicking on ‘2017 regatta’ and then on ‘Crew List Form’ in the dropdown menu. Then just remember to bring it with you to registration!

BOOKING CREW SUPPERS – You will have booked and paid for the Dartmouth Saturday and Paimpol July 14 crew suppers on the entry form. But if you want crew suppers at the Royal Dart Yacht Club on Friday 7 and at Guernsey Yacht Club on Tuesday 11, you need to book direct with them as follows –

Royal Dart Yacht Club:

A crew supper will be available on Friday Evening at the Royal Dart Yacht Club after the welcome reception. The menu is:

Baked Chicken with red peppers, olives and tomatoes served with new potatoes and salad

The veggie option is Spinach and Ricotta Filo Bake.

Pudding is Eton Mess (for the benefit of non-Brits, this resembles a pavlova which has been hit with a hammer or sat on by the chef!).

These will be £12.50 (15€) a head. You need to pre-book these suppers direct with the club by contacting Julie on 01803-752272 or at: barsupervisor@royaldart.co.uk. French entrants can choose to book via Daniel Hue at daniel.hue@orange.fr. Numbers are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment giving your order under your boat’s name.

On Sunday afternoon before the prize giving at RDYC, Devon Cream Teas will be served at £5.00 per head and later on in the evening there will be a BBQ at £7.50 per head. These cannot be pre-booked, just pay over the bar at the time.

[Cultural note for anyone not native to the Westcountry – whether the jam or cream goes on the scone first in a cream tea is highly controversial. The Cornish put the jam on first, but here in Devon the cream goes under the jam (just like butter would). As to whether you call the bun a scone as in ‘cone’ or as in ‘gone’ is yet another matter – have a look at http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/the-great-scone-map-of-the-uk-and-ireland if you thought Brexit was the big issue dividing the country!]

Guernsey Yacht Club:

A ‘one pot’ crew supper at £9.95 will be available for up to 300 people on Tuesday evening. On offer will be a choice of:

Thai Green Curry, Beef Goulash, Guernsey Bean Jar and Veggie Lasagne –                                 all with rice, new potatoes, salad and bread.

The club need to know how many to cater for, so please book ahead by emailing Pat Matthews at pat@gyc.org.gg  or phoning on 01481-722838. Again, place your order under your boat’s name.

If you want something more substantial and up-scale on Tuesday evening, we have often had a good meal at Da Nello’s at 46 Lower Pollet (that’s the other end of the harbour from the yacht club, unfortunately). They did have room for about 50 when we spoke to them a week or so ago. To book, phone them on 01481-722838 or email: danello@cwgsy.net. (We think they prefer you to phone).

If you do leave the club to eat, remember we have a party starting back at the club at 21.00 with music by the all girl ukulele band Ukaladeez.


See the General Instructions for the options available.

REGATTA SONG – remember to get in good voice! The words are now on the website at: http://www.classic-channel-regatta.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Santiano-CCR-official-song-2017-version.pdf .

GRIFFON JUBILEE – the owner of Griffon is inviting all regatta entrants to her 50th birthday party in Carteret shortly after the regatta on July 17 & 18.  Information and a link to full detail are on the regatta website at: http://www.classic-channel-regatta.eu/associated-events/. He hopes as many as possible will join him for the celebrations.

OUR PHOTOGRAPHER NEEDS A BERTH – One of the regatta photographers is looking for a boat to take him to Guernsey and on to Paimpol – so if you could do with an extra hand (and some good photos of your boat) do contact him. He’s Mile Wynne-Powell at: mike.wynne_powell@talktalk.net  or phone 01548 810407.

That just leaves us to, once again, wish you Fair Winds and Good Sailing on the way to the regatta (do post a photo of you on the way on Instagram or Facebook) and we look forward to seeing you there.


The Regatta Organising Team

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