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RSYC Contessa Regatta 2024

by Oliver Dewar 4 Jun 06:53 BST 1-2 June 2024
RSYC Contessa Regatta © Christian Beasley / Beautiful Wight photography

Blustery conditions welcomed 27 Contessa yachts of all classes to the Royal Solent Yacht Club for the second RSYC Contessa Regatta sponsored by Jeremy Rogers Ltd and Louis Jadot.

On Friday evening, sailors were invited to the RSYC for a very welcoming Louis Jadot drinks reception followed by supper sponsored by Hall Hunter.

On Saturday there were three very lively races set in 20+ knots of breeze which suited these highly competitive classes competing for the Contessa 26 & 28 Nationals and Contessa 32 Inshore Points Series. Saturday night started with a rum punch 'pontoon' party at the RSYC followed by dinner, before the Contessa crews hit the dancefloor with customary enthusiasm.

Sunday's blue skies and calmer conditions saw two races in champagne conditions. A lawn full of contented sailors witnessed prize-giving in front of the spectacular back drop of the western Solent. Fiona Rogers of Jeremy Rogers Ltd presented Magnums of Louis Jadot Moulin-à-Vent Château des Jacques to the winners of each class, which included a 'Concourse d'elegance' for the prettiest Contessa. The overall regatta winner Contessa 32 Collateral received a Jeroboam of the same.

Overall Winner of the Louis Jadot Jeroboam
Contessa 32 COLLATERAL

Contessa 26 Nationals
1st Whisper
2nd Applejack
3rd Vivanaut

Contessa 28 Nationals
1st Margarita
2nd Cloudy Bay
3rd Toledo

Contessa 32 Inshore Points Series
1st Collateral
2nd Drumbeat
3rd Merak II

Contessa 35
1st March Hare

Concourse d'Elegance awarded by Fiona Rogers
Contessa 26 Musketeer

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