THE ALDERNEY SAILING CLUB REGATTA 2020 – 29 & 30 AUGUST
Full details of the racing programme and social events will be published by Spring 2020. Meanwhile below is what happened at this year’s Alderney Regatta which took place during the weekend of 24-26 August:
ALDERNEY REGATTA COMPLETES THE CI TRIANGLE
After years of absence, the Alderney Sailing Club’s Regatta was back for the weekend of 24-26 August and the club braced itself for a busy weekend of sailing and social activities.
And, for the first time, the Alderney Regatta was part of a new Channel Islands-wide yacht racing event, the Vantage CI Triangle, which brings together St. Helier Yacht Club, Guernsey Yacht Club and the Alderney Sailing Club. Around 25 yachts from Guernsey, Jersey, France, the UK and Alderney with a total of around 160 crew took part.
Friday 23 August: Leg 1 of the Vantage CI Triangle is a race from Guernsey to Jersey involving around 20 yachts and crew.
Saturday 24 August: Leg 2 – a fleet race from Jersey to Alderney.
On Saturday 24 August, the Alderney Sailing Club is running the Ortac Race which is open to all yachts not taking part in the Leg 2 Race. This race was entered by 5 yachts (3 from Alderney, 1 from France and 1 from the UK)
The Winners of the Alderney Regatta Ortac Race
First: Dielette yacht “Victosia”
Second: Alderney’s “Polar Star”
Best Turned Out-Crew: “Polar Star”
Sunday 25 August: Leg 3: Round Alderney Race: start time 09:00 (open to all). 19 yachts from Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, France and the UK entered this race.
The Winners of Sunday’s “Around the Island Race” :
First on Handicap. “Sun of a Gun” (Guernsey)
First Club Boat – Handicap: “Polar Star” (Alderney)
First over the Line: “Sun of a Gun” (Guernsey)
Club Boat – Line Honours: “Lady Larus” (Alderney)
First – All Female Crew: “Polar Star“(Alderney)
Oldest Boat – Decade Prize “Kalina”, (Jersey) built in 1965. Came 9th in the race
Best Turned-Out Crew “Black Jack” (Guernsey)
The Overall Winners of the Alderney Regatta:
First on Handicap: “Victosia” (Dielette, France)
First club boat on Handicap: “Polar Star” (Alderney).
Monday 26 August: Leg 4 – the race from Alderney to Guernsey.
As to the social programme of events, there was a welcome drink for competitors on Friday night, and a Hog Roast/BBQ on Saturday night. The “Around Alderney Race” on Sunday was followed by prize-giving and a complimentary buffet lunch for all competitors.
More details about the races are published in the press release. click here
You can view, download or share pictures of this weekend on our Flickr site. Click here
More photos were published on Peter Funk’s Flickr site. Click here
Still more photos here
We would like to thank our sponsors The States of Alderney, Rocquette Cider, Mainbrayce and The Moorings for supporting this event. And a very big thank-you to the organising team and all volunteers, the Harbour Office and the Water Taxi for helping us make this such a success.