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GJW Direct 2024 Dinghy

All-Contessa Regatta 2023 at Royal Solent Yacht Club

by Jeremy Rogers Ltd 13 Jun 2023 19:14 BST 9-11 June 2023

The first ever all-Contessa Regatta took place at Yarmouth's Royal Solent Yacht Club last weekend and despite challenging sailing conditions, a great time was had by all. The event was well attended with around 40 boats entered.

The racing incorporated the Contessa 26 and 28 Nationals, whilst the Contessa 32s used the event as part of their inshore series. The Royal Solent YC put on a fantastic programme off the water, with sponsors Louis Jadot, teaming up with island fruit growers Halls Hunter to provide sustenance for the sailors over the weekend.

Saturday night saw the Contessa fleet hit the dance floor with characteristic enthusiasm, waking to a downpour and more light winds on Sunday morning.

The winning boat in each class was presented with a Magnum of Louis Jadot Moulin-a-Vent Chateau des Jacques with the overall winner, Contessa 32 Merak II receiving a Jeroboam.

Title sponsors were Jeremy Rogers Ltd, home of the Contessa, and prizes were presented by Jeremy's widow Fiona.

Save-the-Date for next year's all Contessa Regatta! 31st May - 2nd June 2024.

CO26 Results:

PosNameSail NoOwnerR1R3R4R5Pts
1MeowCO 1Chris Charlesworth112.537.5
2High PotentialCO 2Ross Appleby22419
3Samphire of Hurst1251Didi Nicholson and Susannah Seely342.5211.5
4QuincyCO 299Bob Coates531514
5ApplejackCO 8Chris Dickson6DNC6431
6Whisper315Graeme Bowen8DNF5634
7SulaliGBR 305Simon Jollands9DNC8739
8AlboranCO192Robert Lombardelli7DNC7DNC44
9Elinor36YRupert Houlton4DNCDNCDNC49
10Vivanaut259Piers thomas10DNCDNCDNC55
11Galadriel of Lothlorian204Christopher Moore11DNCDNCDNC56
12Contessa JuliaCO 1234Nicholas Stevens12DNCDNCDNC57
13Grayling105Robert Marshal McConnell13DNCDNCDNC58
14Nimue of Open HeathCO 3396CTom DobinsonRETDNCDNCDNC60

CO28 Results:

PosNameSailOwnerR1R4R5Pts
1Cloudy Bay1574Stephen Hucklesby1113
2Toledo1541Kevin Sykes2327
3MargaritaGBR1564J Allen 32DNC11
4Soft TouchGBR 7160Craig Williamson4DNCDNC16
5March HareK3680Mark Pepall5DNCDNC17

CO32 Results:

PosNameSailOwnerR1R4R5Pts
1Merak IICO 401Nick Bradley1214
2Concerto640Mark Dence3328
3JemmanaCO 370Jeremy Swetenham61815
4BlancoCO 682Ray Rouse94316
5Andaxi701Martin & Donna Rouse‑Collen2RET522
6AssentGBR 5765Jessie Rogers5DNF424
7CorafinGBR 2958Robin Holland4DNC625
8LecasBEL 629Christophe Declercq7RET729
9Muscadet de HaveletGBR 5500Ben Price8DNCDNC38
10Coh KarekGBR 1370RTim Devlin10DNCDNC40
11CarinosaCO 718Jo & Keith Sammons11DNCDNC41
12Wild Thyme5154Andy Codd12RETDNC42
13Boudicca697Marjoleine Hulshof13RETDNC43
14Red JacketK3629Thomas Quoroll14DNCDNC44