Sailing has always been right at the heart of the Regatta, this year even more than ever!
Dinghy racing will start at 10.30am on Saturday 28th August from Brooklands Pile on the River Hamble and anyone can enter. We need to receive your completed entry form before the race. Please click on the buttons below to see the Notice of Race, Course Card and Sailing Instructions. Don’t forget to print them off and bring them with you.
Yacht racing will be held on the morning of Sunday 29th August and starts at 11am from Bald Head Buoy, Southampton Water and anyone can enter. We need to receive your completed entry form before the race. Click on the buttons below to see the Notice of Race, Course Card and Sailing Instructions. Don’t forget to print them off and bring them with you.
ANYONE CAN ENTER – PLEASE COMPLETE AN ENTRY FORM.
A combined prize giving for the Dinghy Races, including the River Hamble Combined Club’s ‘Cock of the River’ trophy and the Old Gaffer and Yacht Races, will be held on Sunday 29th August at 16.30 at Warsash Sailing Club. There will be live music and a hog roast and the bar will be open.
The Regatta has 21 trophies to present: 18 for sailing, 3 for rowing and one for the best dressed yacht. Some are over 75 years old and the Victor Ludorum trophy (presented for the best overall rowing performance) has a silver hallmark of 1867.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the trophies are the names inscribed on them – a long list of names from the past including several British Olympic medallists. We pay tribute to all of those who have contributed to the success of past Regattas, and here’s to many more years to come!
Many of the trophies were presented by local supporters of the regatta, including The Alwyn Foulkes and J A Foulkes (father and uncle of Glyn). Among the other grand trophies were those presented by Monty Bradshaw, F Deacon, Stanley Steele, Don Smy and the Montefiore family. The boatyard sheave, the Miles Arnott and Geoff Pack trophies were all made by the Elephant Boatyard.