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Spirit Yachts Reveals Plans for 2024 Regatta

by Helen Porter 3 Apr 15:07 BST 15-22 June 2024
Spirit Yachts Regatta © Spirit Yachts / Waterline Media

Spirit Yachts has announced entry is open for its upcoming regatta, to be held in partnership with Locate Guernsey. Taking place in Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, from 15th - 22nd June, the event is exclusively for Spirit Yachts' owners, crew, and guests.

This year's Spirit Yachts regatta builds on the successful platform of the inaugural regatta in Guernsey in 2022. Hosted in partnership with Locate Guernsey and based at Guernsey Yacht Club in St Peter Port, the regatta comprises a six-race series alongside a programme of varied social events.

Spirit Yachts Managing Director Karen Underwood commented, "Our bi-annual regatta is a unique opportunity to bring together the Spirit community for a week of unforgettable sailing and socialising. Guernsey offers some of the best sailing grounds in Northern Europe with good breeze, challenging tidal conditions, interesting courses, all against the backdrop of picturesque coastline and the surrounding islands."

Jo Stoddart, Director at Locate Guernsey, added, "We are delighted to welcome the Spirit fleet back to Guernsey for their second owners' regatta. The yachts create a fantastic spectacle on the water and a real buzz on the island. It will be a pleasure to showcase everything Guernsey has to offer."

The regatta programme has been designed to deliver fast paced racing under IRC rating for Spirit yachts from 37ft to 100ft+. The event is partnered by Locate Guernsey, with additional support from lead sponsor WEST SYSTEM and supporting sponsors Lewmar, OneSails, Pantaenius, and Oceanskies.

Taking inspiration from the historic Nioulargue match races at the original Les Voiles de St Tropez, this year's race programme incorporates an exciting new addition, and pays homage to an historic sailing tradition. A day has been allocated for Spirit owners and skippers to challenge fellow yachts to a head-to-head match race, bringing an extra level of competition for sailors.

Spirit Yachts Marketing Director Helen Porter said, "The regatta is designed to deliver world-class sailing during the day and lively socialising amongst our thriving community of owners, crew, and guests. Next year, we hope to hold a similar event in the Mediterranean to gather our growing fleet of Spirit owners in Southern Europe."

Find out more: spirityachts.com/regatta