45th Vintage Yacht Regatta – 14th,15th and 16th August 2020 tbc
The Regatta also fondly referred to as ‘The Gaffers’ will be held over the 14th,15th and 16th August, subject to governmental health advisories. The forthcoming event will now commence with a welcome party on the Friday evening from 6.00pm.
The Motorboat Navigation Trial event will be continued on the list of activities planned for the 2020 Gaffers. Refer to the Invitation to Enter for more details.
The Regatta is open to sailing yachts and dinghies. Motor boats are encouraged to participate in the Concours d’Elégance competition. Berthing for all vessels is free from the Friday evening throughout the weekend.
On both days, two races are held with a short break in between. Three of the races are an ‘around the cans’ format. All boats use the same start/finish line but, the faster boats start 10 minutes earlier than the smaller and slower ones. They also sail a longer course than the smaller boats to keep the fleet together and add to the atmosphere.