This popular regatta continues to buck the trend of dwindling entry numbers and is becoming a fixture in the South Coast’s racing calendar. Last year 170 boats raced in un-seasonable conditions on the Western Solent with diverse fleets of modern and classic yachts.
The enduring popularity of The Taittinger RSYC Regatta is easy to define: a diverse fleet and well-organised racing; onshore entertainment with a broad appeal and an informal atmosphere all set against a stunning backdrop.
The Taittinger RSYC Regatta officially opens with the Taittinger Champagne Reception at the RSYC on Friday. Onshore entertainment is provided in the grounds of the Royal Solent Yacht Club, Yarmouth each day of the event, with the social highlight of the regatta, The Towers Party, taking place on Saturday at the landmark waterfront property adjacent to the RSYC.
Mark Hall, RSYC Commodore, is expecting a record turn-out: “We were gratified by the success of last year’s regatta and we are confident that this year we will once again beat recessionary tendencies with this popular, fun, family-friendly event,” says Hall. “We look forward to welcoming first-timers and repeat visitors to the loveliest location in the Solent.”