2013 main sponsors

PLATINUM PARTNERS

  • Lewmar

    A leading supplier of winches, windlass, thrusters, hatches, steering, and hardware, Lewmar has been providing sailboat control solutions to classic yachts since the 1950s. With an emphasis on innovation through design, engineering excellence, and outstanding manufacturing quality, Lewmar is the ideal choice for the discerning classic yachtsman. We are proud to be sponsoring the Classic Channel Regatta 2017, and wish all of the competitors the best of luck.

GOLD PARTNERS

  • Salcombe Gin

    Salcombe Gin is a multi-award winning ‘London Dry Gin’ handcrafted on ‘Provident’ a 450l copper pot still overlooking the estuary, in the beautiful coastal town of Salcombe, South Devon. Inspired by the history of the Salcombe ‘Fruiters’, Salcombe Gin uses 13 carefully selected botanicals including the finest fresh citrus fruit peels of grapefruit, lemon and lime and spices such as Macedonian juniper and English coriander. Located at The Boathouse on Island Street in nearby Salcombe, we are a working distillery and tasting bar and also have a Gin School which offers the ‘ultimate gin making experience for the most curious of gin lovers’. We are thrilled to be a part of The Classic Channel Regatta and wish everyone some great racing and a glorious voyage to Paimpol. www.salcombegin.com  

  • Dubarry

    Our world famous marine footwear uses the best materials...traditional and high tech, that when combined, give the best performance. They work. We offer a range of sailing footwear from our traditional Gore-Tex® lined boots - with NonSlip, NonMarking Dubarry outsole pattern and breathable water resistant DryFast DrySoftTM leathers - to our Aquasport collection - offering the sporty versatility of trainers yet with all the performance attributes associated with Dubarry footwear. The Aquasport range has been featured in many key regattas worldwide. And not forgetting our range of traditional deck shoes. With Dubarry you can be sure that you are making the right choice, at whatever level you sail.

  • Hayes Parsons

    Hayes Parsons are specialists in the provision of classic yacht insurance and have been arranging pleasure craft insurance for over 20 years and has a 10 strong department dedicated to marine and marine related risks. We have a firmly established reputation for the handling of classic yacht insurance and our clients range from one designs to 100'+ luxury sailing and motor yachts - all in the classic vein. Hayes Parsons are delighted to be involved with the Classic Channel Regatta and wish pleasant sailing to all those taking part in what promises to be a memorable event. Our chairman and founder, George Hayes is taking part in the regatta in his 1938 Laurent Giles cutter 'Fairlight'.

SILVER PARTNERS

  • Union des commerçants de Paimpol

  • Salcombe Brewery

    On a beautiful day in July 2011, John Tiner and his wife Gerry walked through the village of Hope Cove and stopped for a drink on the terrace of a local hotel before lunch. While enjoying a beautiful pint of Shingle Bay he was distraught to hear that the brewery could close leaving the area without a local brewery. Such was John’s passion for cask ale he decided to buy the brewery to save the brand and the beer! Since then John has had a vision to create a new larger brewery which engages the natural beauty of the area, with new high quality beers. The new Salcombe Brewery is a unique concept based on a decommissioned water reservoir utilising the ambient temperature of the underground facility and solar heating, making the brewery as energy efficient as possible. Tom Madeiros, the new head brewer (from Boston USA) has been able to experiment with different recipes to perfect the new cask ale range. These new beers were launched in the early summer of 2016 and have been positively received by licensees and consumers alike.

  • Credit Mutuel de Bretagne

    The bank that matches your lifestyle
    Stay informed about your daily finances and projects, unbiased advice and the best solutions for your personal situation - fast. When times get difficult we are the bank to build solutions for life - your life.

  • Dartmouth Chandlery

    Dartmouth Chandlery are proud to sponsor the Channel Classic regatta. Chris, Lindy & the crew are on hand all through the weekend to help with all your boating needs, We are Admiralty Chart Agents and carry a comprehensive range of Chandlery, Electronics, Safety equipment, Gill Clothing and Dubarry Footwear. A warm welcome awaits so why not come and see what we have in store for you? 2 Newcomen Road, Dartmouth, TQ6 9AF. Telephone 01803 839292

  • Valeport

    Established in 1969 and situated next to the picturesque River Dart in Totnes, Valeport is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of oceanographic and environmental monitoring instruments. We are delighted to be sponsoring the Classic Channel Regatta and Dartmouth Classics this year, and wish all the competitors (and organisers!) the best of luck.

  • Helly Hansen

    The story of Helly Hansen started in 1877. After many years at sea, norwegian captain Helly Juell Hansen and his wife Maren Margarethe began producing oilskin jackets, trousers, sou'westers and tarpaulins, made from coarse linen soaked in linseed oil. The heritage from Helly Juell Hansen is still our cornerstone. Today our gear is used by world-class sailors, skiers and adventurers who spend their time between human will and nature’s forces, and demand full protection and performance when the conditions are at their worst. www.hellyhansen.com

COPPER PARTNERS

  • White Sails Gallery

    Situated in the heart of the beautiful port of Dartmouth, White Sails is one of the town’s most popular galleries. The gallery has a relaxed and inviting atmosphere and if you come to view our striking collection, you will find a warm welcome. Alternatively you can browse through our complete portfolio on our website to see our extensive range of artists, styles and media. We exhibit original work, ltd editions, prints and photography as well as ceramics, carvings and bronzes by both local artists and many from further afield. In addition, the gallery holds regular exhibitions throughout the year. We can deliver anywhere in the UK, and abroad by arrangement. Click to visit our website

  • Dalmard Marine

    Founded in 1922 in Paimpol, Dalmard Marine is a designer and manufacturer of marine clothing. With its experience and knowledge, our company modernizes seagoing clothing while maintaining it's tradition. From the caban to the kabic, from the sweater to the duffle-coat, from the jacket to the striped jumper, our clothes combine authenticity and timeless elegance. With more than 200 points of sale in France and abroad as well as online partners, Dalmard Marine has  over time, become a must-have brand. www.dalmardmarine.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/dalmardmarine

  • Vedettes de Bréhat

    Treat yourself to a unique cruise aboard the Vedettes de Bréhat. Embark aboard one of our five vedettes and set out to explore Bréhat, the island of flowers and pink rocks nestled in the heart of a beautiful archipelago for a simple stopover or a guided cruise. Discover the secrets and treasures of the Bay of Paimpol and the River Trieux.
    Book a trip on the vedettes to see the Classic Channel Regatta Danse des Classiques from the water.

  • Intermarché Paimpol

    The store is open every day including Sunday mornings in the summer season. All the usual supermarket provisions and an extensive deli department. Preparation of seafood platters to order. Intermarché de Paimpol, opposite the SNCF railway station.

  • Le Marchand

    The complete real estate service. www.groupelemarchand.fr  

  • Exposure Lights

    Improve your chances of survival - be seen and get rescued fast. Being rescued fast could be the difference between life and death. Exposure's Man Overboard (MOB) strobe and searchlight is designed to do just that - make the difference between life and death. As soon as the buoyant, pocket-sized MOB hits the water, its 1300 lumens strobe starts flashing automatically, for up to 40 hours. What's more, its highly visible from the air, and can be seen from more than 5 miles away. And by the way, the MOB strobe is a really powerful torch as well. visit www.exposurelights.com/marine-lights for all marine lighting.
    One night it might just make the difference.

  • Wooden Ships

    We are a specialist yacht brokerage, established in Devon for over 30 years managing the sale and purchase of traditional and classic boats from clinker dinghies to large sailing ships, with a varied range of classic boats for sale. With a vast wealth of knowledge and experience gained from owning and sailing many different traditional vessels large and small, we are here to guide you through the purchase of your yacht and offer advice on owning and maintaining her. With an in-depth knowledge of the industry, the people, and the boats, this family run brokerage is the first place to come when looking to purchase or sell a traditional vessel. We are an international company, we speak French and German so we are always happy to hear from prospective clients from outside UK. www.woodenships.co.uk

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