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Excellent entry numbers for the 2022 Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta

by Oliver Dewar 7 Jul 2022 16:29 BST 22-24 July 2022
Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta © Jake Sugden

As the clock counts down to the 2022 Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta (Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th July), entries continue to roll in for this popular South Coast regatta based in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.

Currently, the regatta’s fleet this year numbers 180 boats with the Nordic Folkboats supplying 24 entries and the X One Design fielding 26 boats, as these two classes dominate White Group. In the same group, the Sigmas have been given their own division for 2022 with seven boats entered so far and some intensely competitive racing expected from this modern classic fleet.

Meanwhile, in Black Group, the Taittinger RSYC Regatta is the third event in the SCRA IRC Championship and, new for 2022, the weekend’s racing is part of the Swan Solent Series with the introduction of an IRC Swan class with five entries at present. Plus, there are a record 14 entries in the Black Group’s Contessa 32 class this year.

Prospective entries have until midnight on 15th July to apply for a place in this fabulous regatta. The Sailing Instructions for this year’s event are now available on the RSYC’s website.

While the Taittinger RSYC Regatta is well known as a highly-social, family-friendly and entertaining event, the title sponsor, supporting sponsors and the RSYC are committed to evolving the vital racing infrastructure. Experienced Race Officer, Simon van der Byl, is once again joining the Black Group’s Committee Boat this year, while International Judge John Doerr has accepted the position of Protest Chairman.

With the regatta’s racing in good hands, the onshore team from Champagne Taittinger and the RSYC is determined to make the 2022 regatta unforgettable. The popular Champagne Taittinger Reception at the RSYC on Friday evening has been fully reinstated following last year’s restrictions and will enable competitors to meet pre-regatta in the Club’s waterfront grounds and clubhouse.

On Saturday evening, the not-to-be-missed Towers Party is back on the schedule at the landmark property next to the RSYC. The event takes place from 20.30 - 01.00 hours, with a range of bars, live music, a disco and other entertainment. Proceeds this year will go to the Cure Parkinson’s Charity and tickets are available from the RSYC front office. Throughout the weekend, the RSYC clubhouse and grounds will be open to all the regatta’s competitors, their families and guests.

Champagne Taittinger, the Royal Solent Yacht Club and the event’s supporting sponsors, River Yar Boatyard, Wight Marine and the Edelweiss & Gurgl Hotel look forward to seeing you for a great weekend of racing and socialising.

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