Stéphane Claeyssens

It is with great sadness that we let you know that Stéphane Claeyssens died in July 2020.

He was an excellent photographer and sailor and he had become, at the request of the English and French organisers, the official photographer of the Classic Channel Regatta. He gave his time and images free of charge maintaining the volunteer spirit of the regatta.

In 2019, he was a member of the crew on the French yacht “Lasse”.

He was a great connoisseur of classic boats and, in addition to his photography, took on the role of commentator on the Vedettes de Bréhat for the Danse des Classiques off Paimpol.

He will be be greatly missed and will be in our minds at the next edition of the Classic Channel Regatta in July 2021

Many of the photos on our website were taken by Stéphane – here is a selection of Stéphane’s photographs from the last two regattas as a tribute to his skill at photographing boats and their crews, perfectly capturing the spirit of the Classic Channel Regatta.

Click on the thumbnails to see full images.