Champagne Sailing at the Royal Southern YC © Paul Wyeth/RSrnYC
The Royal Southern Yacht Club Champagne Charlie June Regatta lived up to its name with spectacular racing for 87 boats in the Solent. 2021 will be remembered as a vintage year for the regatta, generously supported by Charles Heidsieck Champagne and North Sails. The final day produced slightly lighter conditions than the first. However, the sailors returned to the dock grinning from ear to ear. When the Solent delivers sublime sea breeze conditions, it is a very special place to go boat racing.
Royal Southern YC, Rear Commodore Sailing Paul Ward commented: “This is the largest June Regatta for a number of years. A big thank you to our race teams lead by Tanya Robinson, Cathy Smalley and Charlie Stowe. Our Club professional teams have done a great job looking after all of the sailors, Emily Robertson in the Sailing Office, Stuart Barbeary, Becky Marsh and Zoe McLean in the Clubhouse. We enjoyed some great champagne from our sponsors Charles Heidseick after racing on Saturday. North Sails powered us around the race course and looked after all of our sail repairs.”
Congratulations to the eight class winners at the 2021 Royal Southern Yacht Club Champagne Charlie June Regatta: Blair & Beckett’s King 40 Cobra, Adam Gosling’s JPK 1080 Yes!, Handley & James’ Mustang 30 Gr8 Banter, Jonathan Powell’s Farr 280 Peggy, Jonty Sherwill’s classic Cockleshell, Paul Ward’s J/70 Eat Sleep J Repeat, John Pollard’s SB20 Xcellent, and Peter Baines XOD Felix.
Cumulative Results Link: https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=14380
Adam Gosling’s JPK 1080 Yes! scored four race wins and two second places in IRC Two © Paul Wyeth/RSrnYC