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Early bird entry to UBS Jersey Regatta only until 6th August

Dear Sailors and Friends.

Please be advised that entries are now being taken for the UBS Jersey Regatta online, and the Early bird entry is only until 6th August 2018….

The Notice of Race is available in the clubs and on Entry is exclusively on-line this year under ‘Race Administration’ on the website.

Please e-mail if you have any queries.

Final entries will be received up to 1800 hours Friday 7th September after which time no further entries will be accepted;

St Catherine’s Annual Regatta 2018


This weekend sees the 2018 SCSC Annual Regatta with weather predicted to be very favorable it will be a popular event!

Here’s an outline of the weekend…

Fri 13-Jul

19:00 Swan Verner Single Handed Race

19:05 Crews Challenge Race Crews Challenge Trophy

Sat 14-Jul

10:00 Moisan Keg of Ale Pursuit Race

10:20 Mini Moisan Pursuit Race Mini Moisan Trophy

11:30 Optimist Peace Race Peace Cup

11:35 Muhleman U21 Race Muhleman Mug

11:40 Veterans Single Handed Race Veterans Trophy

14:00 RNLI Race RNLI Pennants (Senior & Junior) – Aurum Trophy – U21 Mug – Junior Trophy

B2B Bolitho Race Bolitho Cup – Bolitho Plate – Bolitho Shield – Aurum Trophy – U21 Mug – Junior Trophy

Sun 15-Jul

10:00 Double Handed Boats sailed Single Handed Marrett Trophy

10:30 Oppie Race Trophy De Paris C

11:00 His & Hers Race P & T Cup OH

11:45 Ladies Race Thyra’s Bowl OH

14:00 Ann Port Race 1 Ann Port Trophy – Aurum Trophy – Carter Clipper – CIYS Regatta Laser Shield – Feva Regatta Prize – Laser 4.7 Regatta Prize – Millennium Cup – Pico Regatta Prize –Pippamarie Cup – Plaything Bowl – Streaker Cup – U21 Mug– Junior Trophy

B2B : Ann Port Race 2 Ann Port Trophy – Aurum Trophy – Carter Clipper – CIYS Regatta Laser Shield – Feva Regatta Prize – Laser 4.7 Regatta Prize – Millennium Cup – Pico Regatta Prize –Pippamarie Cup – Plaything Bowl – Streaker Cup – U21 Mug– Junior Trophy

Please sign up for any club boats required, after sailing thisThursday, at the club notice board.

There will be food provided on Friday before sailing, Lunch on Saturday between races, a BBQ in the eve after sailing,. Lunch will also be provided on Sunday . The all in figure for food for the weekend is an amazing £15 per person!

Here’s looking forward to another great regatta!


Logicalis Gorey Regatta preparations under way.


With one more day before the cut off for entries, the heat is on for next weekend’s Logicalis Gorey regatta.

Get your entries in before end of day Tuesday 3rd July to ensure you have tickets for the prizegiving meal and entry into the regatta all in the entry fee.

If you are not planning to sail yourself please volunteer to help on water or land by going to the dutyman site and signing up. All the sailors rely on safety cover and with out them we cannot send sailors out!  We need 10 on water and one beach safey each day…Thank you if have done so already, but if you are having trouble, contact Justin …

The sail around to Gorey will be at 6pm from St Caths, with boat trailer towers required to act as shore support. Please advise Justin if you have a tow bar available that eve, and for the return journey on Sunday.

The weather looks very promising so don’t forget to get your entry in before Tuesday’s cut off !

Last year’s prize winners please return your trophies to St Helier Yacht club now in SHINING condition ready for the weekend.


Start of new Series this Sunday




The Gala and Bel Val series for fast and slow boats will start this Sunday (17th June.)

This is contrary to the programmed Perkins Day Boat and Double handed cups which will now be on Sunday 1st July.

With the season now in full swing its a great time to brush off your craft if it hasn’t seen much action yet. The club is buzzing with activity so join in with the fun.







Commodore’s Regatta

This coming Sunday (10th June) marks the yearly Commodore’s Regatta, with 3 races back to back and a lunch hosted by the house committee, this event should be a fun, sociable event both on and off the water.
You can reserve your place for lunch and on the water by visiting the webcollect club booking site where you will be helping the house and racing management without obligation.
Racing starts at 10am, so be signed on, and ready to go from 9am!

Liberation Regatta


annual regatta

The Liberation regatta takes place this Wednesday 9th May and includes lunch at the club. The Vega pursuit race will start at 10:00. All sailors and family are welcome, BYO beer & wine if you wish.

After lunch, two more races will be held back to back; first the Beagle then the Liberation trophy.

Did you know….
That the St. Catherine’s Liberation Day regatta has been held every year since the club started 65 years ago. 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!

Start of new Series this Sunday

Dear Sailors and friends,

This Sunday is the start of the Farley Series (Fast) and Verner Series (slower handicap) 1 & 2.

Start is at a slightly more leisurely 10 o’clock, with the coached fleet meeting at the same time.

With all our sailing we very much appreciate parents being on scene when juniors are out on the water, in order to receive them if they need shore support.

Volunteers are always welcome on the slipway to help with launch and recovery as well as on water support if you can help on the boats. See the officer of the day to let them know if your young sailor is going out or if you are able to assist in any way.

Have a great bank holiday weekend!




Early start for the last in series.

The ANRP/Amy 7/8 will start at 0900hrs this Sunday at the club, so please be arriving at 0800 to ensure that you are not late for the early start.

There will be no waiting for late boats!

All boats will need to be off the water around 1200 hrs so time is tight for the 2 scheduled races.

The weather looks better for the morning so enjoy the sail!



Salty Dog Spring Regatta.

Next weekend all of our sailing will be based from our sister club The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club.

With the fine venue of St Aubin’ s Bay and the promise of a good looking forecast our sailors are eagerly awaiting great racing amongst 9 classes of different craft.

Fast Dinghies class 8 start soon after 11am on Saturday with class 9 (slower dinghies) starting after that.


Entries should be in by Tuesday 1pm .

All available help is required to get our sailors safely afloat so please contact if your are able to join the merry team of supporters.

Yours in sailing, Justin