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RSYC Contessa Regatta Information Page



Contessa 26

Contessa 28

Contessa 32


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Please note that 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

  Contessa 26 & 28 Contessa 32 Contessa 35, 38, 39  Contessa 43
Entry Fees

£95 to include three complimentary reception tickets Friday evening

£110 to include five complimentary reception tickets Friday evening

£130 to include seven complimentary reception tickets Friday evening    

£130 to include seven complimentary reception tickets Friday evening  

Entry closes at 5pm on Friday 2nd June 2023.


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.

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 non walk ashore moorings. A number of walk ashore moorings with electric hook up will be available to book online when you enter the Regatta. An extension to 5pm on the Sunday is included to enable sailors to attend the Hog Roast and Prize Giving at the RSYC. 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. 

A number of walk ashore moorings with electric hook-up, and a limited number of finger berths 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!

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

Boats may take up their moorings from midday on Friday.


Race Management 

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


Regatta Programme

Friday 9th June 2023

Boats with pre-booked moorings arrive in harbour  From midday    

Main Registration

1700 - 1800


Includes allocation of entry packs

Bar Open

1700 - 2300


Louis Jadot Drinks Reception

1800 - 1900

Extra tickets
£10 per person

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

Club Supper

1900 – 2030

£18.00 per person

Lasagne served with Crusty Bread &
Green Salad
Mixed Berries & Cream
Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Saturday 10th June 2023

Skippers’ Briefing

In-person Briefing cancelled; Briefing emailed to all competitors 


Printed Briefing emailed and included in entry entry pack.

First Warning Signal

Not before 1025



Bar Open

1200 – 2300



Club Lunch

1200 – 1430



Club Supper followed by dancing to The Accelerators Band until 23:00

1930 - 2030

£19.50 per person

Chicken Curry & Rice
Mixed Berries & Cream
Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Sunday 11th June 2023

First Warning Signal

Not before 1025



Bar Open

1200 – 1700



Hog Roast

From 1300

£8 per person

To avoid disappointment, tickets should be purchased in advance.

Prize Giving

ASAP after racing



Club Closes



Boats to vacate harbour

By 1700




Social Events

RSYC Contessa Regatta entrants are granted a number of complimentary tickets for the Louis Jadot 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 (£18.00) and Saturday Supper (£19.50) as well as the Sunday afternoon Hog Roast (£8.00).

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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