Liberation Day Regatta 2017

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Dear Sailors and Friends.

Liberation Day Regatta is upon us again and as is customary at St Catherine’s S.C. there will be a full day of activities at the club.

Starting at 10am will be the Vega Pursuit Race, open to all classes. There will be information posted in the club after 0930 for the order of the Pursuit race.

After the first race, sailors will come ashore over low tide for lunch, provided by the House Committee, (please sign on for lunch before you go sailing!) Bring you own drinks as required.

After lunch will be the Beagle and Liberation trophies sailed back to back, providing an excellent opportunity to get out again in good forecast conditions.

Here’s an explanation of the history behind our races….

St. Catherine’s Liberation Day regatta has been held every year since the club started in 1953.  The 3 races held on Liberation day are The Vega, The Beagle and The Liberation Day Trophy all with historic significance to the Liberation of the Channel Islands.  First race of the day is the Vega named after the Red Cross Ship SS Vega that made several trips to Jersey with Red Cross parcels, then on 9th May 1945 HMS Beagle arrived at St. Helier Harbour and later that day the island was liberated, hence the order of our races!

Looking forward to seeing you at the club house or on the water.

Justin.