The Spirit Of The Regatta Trophy

For each Regatta since 2011 we have commissioned an original painting to represent the Spirit of the Regatta. It features in our publicity for the Regatta and the framed original or fine art print is presented as the ‘Spirit of the Regatta Trophy’ at the end of the Regatta to the boat and crew that has best represented the Corinthian ethos of the Regatta. 

The 2024 Spirit of the Regatta painting is une peinture naïve Paimpolaise – evoking the joy of the port of Paimpol ‘en régate’ for the Classic Channel Regatta.  The painting is an original by artist Vivien Thorogood.

Past winners have been:

2007 – Clarionet

2009 – Cervantes IV

2011 – Triune of Troy

2013 – Marianna

2015 – Manduvi

2017 – Lodestar

2019 – Kraken II

2022 – Viveza

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

In 2015, 2013 and 2011 the well known Paimpolaise marine artist, Guy L’Hostis was the Regatta’s ‘on board’ artist. Guy L’Hostis’ gallery and studio are at: 13 rue des Huit Patriotes, 22500 Paimpol, or visit his website: click here