Preparations are well underway for next week’s Alderney Regatta (29 & 30 August) and all is set for an enjoyable weekend of competitive sailing. Regrettably, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, this year only sailors based in the Bailiwick of Guernsey will be able to take part. Boats from outside the Bailiwick are not allowed to enter Braye Harbour.
However, the response from the Guernsey yacht clubs is very encouraging and the Alderney Sailing Club is looking forward to a welcoming some 25 boats and around 100 crew for the regatta. There is no entry fee for this race and all participants will be offered free moorings and free water taxi.
The organising team hopes that the weather, wind and sea will play their part in making this a successful and enjoyable Alderney 2020 Regatta.
The programme of events is as follows:
Saturday 29 August :
12:30: Ortac or Round Alderney Race (subject to sufficient entries)
Race Briefing Friday 28th 6:00pm at the Sailing Clubhouse
2:00pm: Dinghy Bays Race (briefing at 1:00pm in the Clubhouse)
6:00pm ‘Welcome and BBQ for all Regatta participants in the Clubhouse & Briefing for Sunday’s Races
Sunday 30 August:
12:30 Round the Island Race or Casquets Race – depending on wind factor, swell and forecast
(the final decision will be taken and confirmed on Saturday 29 August)
Race briefing Saturday evening in the Clubhouse
from 4:00pm: Prize Giving & Buffet Meal for all Participants
Monday 31 August:
10:30 Return Race Alderney to Guernsey
For further details and any updates please check our website page https://www.alderneysailingclub.com/the-alderney-regatta/
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Editors Contact: Vice Commodore Nigel Vooght – Alderney Regatta Organiser
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