Royal Southern Yacht Club – Champagne Charlie June Regatta
Round Two – J/70 UK Class Sprint Series
12-13 June 2021
The Royal Southern Yacht Club Champagne Charlie June Regatta lived up to its name with spectacular racing for 23 J/70 teams in the Solent. 2021 will be remembered as a vintage year for the regatta, generously supported by Charles Heidsieck Champagne and North Sails. The final day produced slightly lighter condition than the first. However, sailors returned to the dock grinning from ear to ear. When the Solent delivers sublime sea breeze conditions, it is a very special place to go boat racing.
J/70 World Champion, Paul Ward’s Eat Sleep J Repeat, won the 23-strong J/70 Class after nine highly competitive races in the J/70 UK Class Sprint Series. 2020 UK. Martin Dent’s Jelvis had a great final day to move up to second, whilst Peters & Calascione’s Calypso put in a strong last three races to hold onto third.
“It has been super-close racing everyone seems to really enjoy the short sharp Sprint Series format,” commented Paul Ward. “Our race team of Tanya Robinson and Charlie Stowe did a fantastic job of turning around the races really quick in just perfect conditions. The standard of the J/70 fleet is just going up and up, and more people are attracted to the fleet by the fast and close racing.”
The next event for the J/70 UK Class will be Round Three of the Grand Slam Series. The Landsail Tyres J-Cup. 17 teams have already entered for three days of racing 24-26 June, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eid=14430
The Royal Southern Salcombe Gin Regatta will double-up as Round Four of the Grand Slam Series and Round Three of the Sprint Series. For online entry go to: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=14381