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Champagne Charlie July Regatta at Royal Southern Yacht Club - Preview

by Louay Habib 11 Jul 09:25 BST 13-14 July 2019
Champagne conditions expected for the Royal Southern YC - Champagne Charlie July Regatta © Paul Wyeth

The third edition of the Royal Southern Yacht Club Summer Series, the Champagne Charlie July Regatta, supported by Charles Heidsieck, is open to entry for non-members and members alike.

Over 40 keelboat teams have already entered the Black Group. Mixed sportsboats and one design fleets will race on a separate White Group course. The overall winner of the four regatta series will win a fantastic all-inclusive entry to the 2020 edition of Antigua Sailing Week worth over £7000.

Up to three races a day are scheduled over a weekend of racing in the Solent on the 13-14 July. The weather forecast the weekend is looking fantastic with 'champagne conditions' likely for both days of racing. As with all regattas in the Royal Southern Yacht Club Summer Series, the Champagne Charlie July Regatta has plenty of activities ashore utilising the superb facilities at the modern clubhouse on the banks of the Hamble River.

Friday 12 July

Happy Hour drinks at the Royal Southern YC.

Saturday 13 July

Day Prize Giving with Pigbags goodies. Complimentary Fizz Party with live music from Katie Kelly.

Crew Supper (table booking recommended: ).

Sunday 14 July

The Champagne Charlie July Regatta Prize Giving with special prizes from Harken.

Click here for online entry for the Royal Southern YC Summer Series.

The prize for the overall winner of the 2019 Royal Southern Yacht Club Summer Series will receive a voucher from Antigua Sailing Week, which generously includes:

  • 7 Return flights to Antigua, funded by Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority.
  • Bareboat Dream Yacht Charter.
  • Dockage in UNESCO designated Nelson's Dockyard.
  • Free entry to the 2020 edition of Antigua Sailing Week, April 25 - May 01, 2019.

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