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RSYC Contessa Regatta 2024 Information


Please note that online entry and online social bookings are now closed.

As specified in the Terms & Conditions, there will be no refunds for cancelling or amending any part of your booking, except in the event that your class is under subscribed and cannot race or in the event that the Regatta is cancelled for whatever reason.

If you have any queries, please telephone the Royal Solent Yacht Club on 01983 760256 or email our Sailing Secretary, Joanna Minchin, at


Entry Fees


26 & 28

to include 3 complimentary  tickets to the Louis Jadot Mâcon-Lugny Drinks Reception

Contessa 32

to include 5 complimentary tickets to the Louis Jadot Mâcon-Lugny Drinks Reception

35, 38, 39

to include 7 complimentary tickets to the Louis Jadot Mâcon-Lugny Drinks Reception

Contessa 43

to include 7 complimentary tickets to the Louis Jadot Mâcon-Lugny Drinks Reception

Earlybird Entry
Until 8th April





Standard Entry
9th April - 22nd May





Entry closes at midnight on Wednesday 22nd May 2024.


Yarmouth Harbour Moorings

All moorings in Yarmouth Harbour for both Friday and Saturday* nights must be booked in advance via the Regatta online booking form on the Royal Solent Yacht Club's website. Please also book your tender or accommodation vessel at the same time.

Walk ashore moorings with electric hook-up will be available to book online when you enter the regatta - please do bear in mind that they sell out very quickly!

Boats may take up their moorings from midday on Friday and an extension to 5pm on Sunday is included to enable sailors to attend the Hog Roast and Prize Giving at the RSYC.

Please note that boats will be rafted up over the weekend and nanny boats might not be moored alongside their race boats.

The mooring fee includes a free Harbour taxi service for any moorings that aren't walk ashore.

Your mooring after racing may be different to the one you vacated in the morning, it also may be a swing mooring outside the harbour. 

*If you wish to book additional nights to Friday and Saturday, or fewer nights, please book these direct with the harbour (tel. 01983 760321) and mention that you are taking part in the RSYC Contessa Regatta.


Contessa Moorings 2 nights: Friday midday to Sunday 5pm
Contessa 26 (7.77m) £77.00
Contessa 28 (8.53m) £77.00
Contessa 32 (9.75m) £91.00
Contessa 35, 38 & 39 (10.67m - 12.00m) £103.00
Contessa 43 (13.10m) £117.00


Nanny Boat Moorings LOA 2 nights: Friday midday to Sunday 5pm
7.5 - 9.00m £77.00
9.10 - 10.50m £91.00
10.51 - 12m £103.00
12.01 - 13.5m £117.00
13.51 - 15m £136.00
15.01 - 18m £167.00

Prices above include electric hook-up and an extension to 5pm Sunday.
For other lengths, please contact the Sailing Office for rates (tel. 01983 760256)


Race Management 

There will be one Committee Boat start line and one Committee Boat finish line.


Regatta Programme

Friday 31st May 2024

Boats with pre-booked moorings arrive in harbour
From midday

Main Registration

1700 - 1800

Main Entrance

Includes allocation of entry packs
& ticket collection

Hudleston Bar Open

Main Bar Open

1700 - 1900

1700 - 2300


Louis Jadot
Drinks Reception

1800 - 1900


On the Club Lawn


Contessa 26 & 28: 3 complimentary tickets
Contessa 32: 5 complimentary tickets
Contessa 35,38,39,43: 7 complimentary tickets

Extra tickets £10 per person

To ensure entry, tickets must be reserved or purchased in advance

Club Supper

1900 – 2030

First Floor

£19.00 per person

Pork & Mushroom Stroganoff with Rice
Mixed Berries & Cream
Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Saturday 1st June 2024

Skippers’ Briefing Notes



There will be Briefing Notes handed out with the Sailing Instructions at Registration, they will also be sent out via email beforehand. There will be no in person Skippers' Briefing. Failure to receive the Briefing Notes shall not be grounds for redress.

First Warning Signal

Not before 0955



Main Bar Open

1200 – 2300

First Floor


Club Lunch

1200 – 1430

First Floor


Jeremy Rogers
Rum Punch Party

1800 - 1915 On the Club Lawn Sponsored by Jeremy Rogers Ltd

Club Supper

Followed by dancing to
The Accelerators
until 23:00

1930 - 2030

First Floor

£22.00 per person

Jamaican Style Beef Stew
with Sweet Potato Jacket
Eton Mess
Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Sunday 2nd June 2024

First Warning Signal

Not before 0955



Main Bar Open

1200 – 1700

First Floor


Club Lunch 1300 - 1400 First Floor  

Hog Roast

From 1300

On the Club Lawn

£8.50 per person

To avoid disappointment, tickets should be purchased in advance.

Prize Giving

ASAP after racing

On the Club Lawn


Club closes



Boats to vacate harbour

By 1700




Entry Packs

Each boat entered will receive an Entry Pack at Registration on Friday containing the following:


Social Events

Friday: Registration ~ Louis Jadot Mâcon-Lugny Drinks Reception ~ Informal Supper

Saturday: Rum Punch Party ~ Informal Supper ~ Dancing to 'The Accelerators’

Sunday: Hog Roast ~ Prize Giving


RSYC Contessa Regatta entrants are granted a number of complimentary tickets for the Louis Jadot Mâcon-Lugny Drinks Reception on Friday evening - three tickets for each Contessa 26 & 28, five tickets for Contessa 32, seven tickets for Contessa 35+. Further tickets are available to purchase at £10 per person through the RSYC website. 

Please book all your meal requirements in advance – Friday Supper (£19.00) and Saturday Supper (£22.00), as well as the Sunday afternoon Hog Roast (£8.50).

Vegetarian options are available by advanced request. Please specify any dietary requirements at the time of booking your tickets.

The dress code for all social events is smart/casual.


Local Accommodation

To view a list of local accommodation, please click here.


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