The Spirit Of The Regatta trophy

For this, and the previous 3 regattas we have commissioned a painting by an artist local to Paimpol. It is used in our publicity material and the framed original is presented as the “Spirit of the Regatta” trophy. The trophy goes to the boat which, in the view of the organisers, best represents the regatta’s Corinthian ethos.

For 2017 we have a watercolour by Paimpolaise artist Isabelle Lagrange Plumier.

The Spirit of the Regatta 2017 - watercolour by IsabellePlumier

The Spirit of the Regatta 2017 – watercolour by Isabelle Lagrange Plumier


Born in Belgium, Isabelle has been living in Brittany since 1985. A self-taught artist, she has been practising the art of watercolor for many years. A lot of her work is inspired by the sea, and she also has a love of horses Horses, also a subject of her paintings.


She opened her workshop in 2004 at Kerfot, close to Paimpol, where she welcomes students for introductory and advanced courses. Isabelle has also hosted seminars with renowned artists at her workshop to exchange ideas and skills to perfect her mastery of this technique.


Her book “Des hommes au service des Phares” was given as a prize at the 2015 Classic Channel Regatta.

To visit Isabelle’s website: click here

Previous regattas

In 2015, 2013 and 2011 the well known Paimpolaise marine artist, Guy L’Hostis was the regatta’s ‘on board’ artist.

The 2015 Spirit of the Regatta Painting by Guy L’Hostis

The Spirit of the Regatta 2015

The Spirit of the Regatta 2013

The Spirit of the Regatta 2013

The Spirit of the Regatta 2011

The Spirit of the Regatta 2011

Guy L’Hostis’ gallery and studio are at: 13 rue des Huit Patriotes, 22500 Paimpol
Or visit his website: click here


Past winners have been:

2007 – Clarionet

2009 – Cervantes IV

2011 –  Triune of Troy

2013 –  Marianna

2015 – Manduvi

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