Date published: Sunday 8 July 2012
The Solent Regatta will be hosted by 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. Four yachts have entered this Solent Series: Velsheda, Ranger, Lionheart and Rainbow, all yachts will be based in and around Ocean Village. For more information go to www.jclasssolentregatta.com
There are numerous places where spectators can see the event from the shore, that are only a short drive from The Balmer Lawn Hotel. We will be happy to assist you with our local knowledge!