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J-Class Regatta 2012

Posted: 4 June 2012 by Jim Barden in Events

These magnificent classic racing machines will be coming to the Solent, and racing around the cans between July 18th – 21st.   Nomad 1 is available for charter this week , and would provide a great platform to watch the racing. Watch this to see them in action

The Solent Regatta will be hosted by the The Royal Southampton Yacht Club (RSYC). The Solent was the traditional home of J Class racing in the UK during the 1930s. Three races are planned, one starting in the Western Solent and around Christchurch bay. One starting in the eastern Solent and into Hayling Bay, and a third in the central Solent.

The Fleet will all be based together at Ocean Village, Southampton, one of the few deep water facilities in the Solent which can berth J Class yachts, each around 140 feet overall and drawing 16 feet. Five yachts have entered this Solent Series: Endeavour, Velsheda, Ranger, Lionheart and Rainbow. Four yachts will be based in and around Ocean Village. Endeavour may plan to berth in the vicinity of Cowes.

The Hundred Guinea Cup Race 21st July 2012

The last race, again hosted by RSYC, will start on the RYS line off Cowes, and will be sailed over the original clockwise course around the Isle of Wight, for the 1851 Hundred Guinea Cup Race, which is now known as the “America’s Cup”.

These J Class events will attract many thousands of spectators. There are numerous headlands and vantage points close to the race courses for viewing this spectacular fleet.