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Entries to Poole Regatta up by 25%

by Chris Jones 4 May 10:38 BST 26-28 May 2018
Premier Flair during the 2016 International Paint Poole Regatta © David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com

Early Bird entry numbers to the International Paint Poole Regatta are up by 25% compared to 2016. Word is spreading fast about Poole Regatta being an unmissable race weekend and with entries open until May 23rd, many more are still expected.

2018 is shaping up to be the biggest Poole Regatta to date. Racing begins on Saturday 26th May and runs across the bank holiday weekend. The prize giving will be held in the new Parkstone Yacht Club Clubhouse on Monday 28th, after racing has concluded.

As the largest class, the number of IRC yachts has already surpassed the total number of competitors from 2016. The fleet will be split across three IRC classes, with each having separate starts. As an extra incentive Poole is hosting the IRC Southern Championships, which act as a great warm up event for the IRC European Championships, held two weeks later in Cowes. The Fast 40+ fleet will also be holding round two of their race circuit over the weekend, alongside the MOCRA, J24, HP30, VPRS and 2.4mR National Championships. The Shrimper class will be holding its Southern Championship over the weekend.

Great on the water action is organised by an experienced race management team and combined with lively pre and post racing social events. The whole regatta takes place against a backdrop of the stunning Dorset Coastline and is supported by sponsors who are passionate about yachting.

To find out more about Poole Regatta and how to participate visit www.pooleregatta.co.uk, or like the Facebook page @pooleregatta to keep up to date with all upcoming developments.

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