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Taittinger RSYC Regatta 2021 Information

Friday 16th July - Sunday 18th July 2021

Sponsored by Champagne Taittinger

in association with River Yar Boatyard, Wight Marine and Edelweiss & Gurgl


To view the regatta results, please click here and select the relevant class from the dropdown at the top of the page.

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Competitor Briefing

There will be no competitor briefing at the Club this year. A print out of the Competitor Briefing is included in your Entry Packs.

Alternatively, please click here to view.


Race Organisation

All classes will have two races on Saturday and one race on Sunday.

Racing will be for the following classes:

J105, J109, J111                              
Div 1 IRC Handicap [1.065 – 1.490]
Div 2 IRC Handicap [0.995 – 1.064] 
Div 3 IRC Handicap [0.921 – 0.994]
Div 4 IRC Handicap [0.780 – 0.920]
IRC Swan & Classics
RYA NHC A [0.950 & above] 
RYA NHC B [up to 0.949]           
Contessa 32

There will be two Committee Boat start lines. 

Each competitor MUST register one mobile telephone for the Finish Declaration, general information may also be given over WhatsApp.  Please provide only one number, which must be from a UK service provider, via the online booking system. Competitors without access to a UK phone should contact us on +44 (0)1983 760256 to discuss options.

For full details please refer to the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions , SIs Amendment 1

To view a list of the trophies awarded to the winners in the Taittinger RSYC Regatta, please click here.

For more information about this year's special prize draw for a 7-night stay for 2 persons at the luxury Edelweiss & Gurgl Hotel in Austria, please click here.


Enter Online

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

Please call us on 01983 760256 to enquire about the availability of social tickets.


Before entering the Taittinger RSYC Regatta, please read the corresponding documentation:

To register for this event, please use the ENTER NOW button on the Taittinger RSYC Regatta page. You may interrupt the booking process and return to complete it later if necessary. Payment may be made online via Debit or Credit Card. Please telephone the Office on 01983 760256 to enquire about using a different payment method.

Once you have completed your booking you will receive a Booking Confirmation email. You may access your booking at a later date to make changes, for instance, to book more suppers.

Edit your Booking

To access an existing online booking, please click on the EVENT BOOKINGS link in the left navigation menu and log-in using the email address and password that you used for the initial booking.

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


Early & Late Fees

Until 4th June
5th June - 4th July
5th - 12th July
Entry Fees
(Dayboats / Keelboats)

£33 / £68

£56 / £108

£69 / £133

If you enter online by 4th June 2021 you will receive approximately 40% off the Standard fee with the Early Bird entry fee.

Late entry fees will be charged from 5th July 2021 and entries will close on Monday 12th July 2021 or when the regatta is deemed by the Royal Solent Yacht Club to have reached full capacity if this is an earlier date.

For full details please refer to the Notice of Race.


Yarmouth Harbour Moorings

Please note that Yarmouth Harbour is now fully booked for the weekend of the regatta.

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

Both walk ashore moorings with electric hook-up and a limited number of finger berths with electric hook-up may be booked in advance.

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

The booking fee also entitles you to a short stay (max 4hrs) on the Sunday to enable you to attend the prize giving; all moorings must be vacated by 17:00 on Sunday 18th July 2021 latest. Boast may take up their morrings from midday on Friday.


Regatta Programme

Friday 16th July 2021

Boats with pre-booked moorings arrive in harbour  From midday   Fully booked

Main Registration

16:30 – 18:30


Includes allocation of entry packs, sponsors’ goody bags & complimentary Taittinger

In order to collect your Taittinger, please ensure that the person who entered the boat attends Registration. 

Club Supper

18:30 – 20:30

£16 per person

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

Drinks Served

16:30 – 23:00


Tables must be reserved in advance

Fully booked for drinks only

Saturday 17th July 2021


07:00 – 09:00

£7 per person

Bacon or Sausage Baguette with Tea, Coffee or Orange Juice
Tickets must be purchased in advance

Late Registration

08:00 – 09:00


In the Hudleston Bar

Skippers’ Briefing



Printed briefing to be included in entry pack & posted on the Club’s website

First Start




Drinks Served

11:00 – 23:00


To avoid disappointment, tables should be reserved in advance

Club Lunch

12:00 – 14:30


To avoid disappointment, tickets should be purchased in advance

Club Supper

19:00 – 21:00

£16 per person

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

Sunday 18th July 2021


07:00 – 09:00

£7 per person

Bacon or Sausage Baguette with Tea, Coffee or Orange Juice
Tickets must be purchased in advance

First Start




Drinks Served

11:00 – 16:00


To avoid disappointment, tables should be reserved in advance

Club Lunch

12:00 – 14:30


To avoid disappointment, tickets should be purchased in advance

Hog Roast

From 13:00

£7 per person

To avoid disappointment, tickets should be purchased in advance

Prize Giving

Not before 14:30


See details below.

Boats to vacate harbour

By 17:00




Social Events

With the extension of Covid regulations (rather frustratingly until the day after the regatta weekend!), this year’s regatta will look and feel very similar on the water, but the format of social events ashore will be somewhat different - though hopefully just as much fun!

Advanced Booking
Please note that online entries and social bookings are now closed.

Please call us on 01983 760256 to enquire about the availability of social tickets.

To avoid disappointment it is absolutely essential to book in advance for meals or just drinks via the regatta online booking form. The seating capacity of the Clubhouse and grounds is greatly reduced by the requirement for social distancing, table service, seated drinking and dining, plus limited group numbers, so bookings are on a “first booked first served” basis!*

There will be a regatta special offer on Taittinger all weekend with bottles of Taittinger Brut Réserve NV at £50, £27.50 for a half bottle & £10 a glass, and Taittinger Brut Prestige Rosé NV at £60. Order from your table or purchase bottles from our pop-up Taittinger bar to take-away.

The closing date for social bookings is Monday 12th July.

In place of the Taittinger Champagne Reception on Friday evening, competitors are invited to book in advance for supper or drinks at the Club following on from Registration. Each boat with a reserved table may then enjoy their complimentary bottle of Taittinger Champagne at the Club, those crews that we are not able to accommodate at the Club may take their Champagne away to enjoy on their boats.

The day starts with a fortifying breakfast baguette to eat in or take-away from 7am, then after an exhilarating day’s racing, competitors are invited to relax at the Club for drinks or supper, again please book in advance for all meals or drinks. Regretfully, due to current Covid regulations, the Towers Party is not going ahead this year.

Breakfast baguettes will be served from 7am – 9am. The Club’s popular Hog Roast will be on offer after racing on Sunday to eat in or take-away. Tickets should be purchased online in advance and it is advisable to turn up early if you like crackling!
The Prize Giving will take place after 2:30pm, the details of which will be included in your entry packs.

Covid Compliancy
In uncharted waters, we are working very hard to deliver both an enjoyable and Covid-compliant regatta and would ask you to please work with our staff and volunteers to achieve this.
For the health and safety of your fellow competitors and our members and staff, before coming to Yarmouth, competitors and their guests are strongly encouraged to take a lateral flow test to confirm that they are negative for Covid. Free test kits are now widely available from pharmacies or can be ordered online.

Please also ensure that you, your crew and guests familiarise yourselves with the Royal Solent’s Response to Covid, the Risk Assessments therein and the guidance below:

  • The Royal Solent Clubhouse and grounds have a limited capacity and the Club reserves the right to refuse entry to the premises if it is considered that maximum capacity has been reached. The Club reserves the right to cancel or amend either the sailing or social programme at short notice.
  • Please do not enter the Clubhouse or grounds if you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Covid or have tested positive.
  • On arrival, scan the Club’s QR code with the NHS COVID-19 app or provide your name and contact number to a member of staff.
  • Hand sanitizer is available to use on entering the Clubhouse and at regular intervals throughout your visit.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times in the Clubhouse, except when seated at your designated table.
  • For those eating and drinking onsite, there is table service only, no bar service.
  • All food and drink may only be consumed onsite when seated at a table, not standing up.
  • The cloakrooms are limited to 3 persons at any one time.
  • Groups are restricted to 6 in the Clubhouse and up to 30 outside with 1m+ social distancing required between groups.
  • Please comply with all reasonable requests of Flag Officers, Staff and Volunteers.

*Alternative Venues
If you find that the Royal Solent is fully booked during the regatta weekend, there are a number of alternative pubs, restaurants, take-aways and cafés in Yarmouth and the West Wight:

The Bugle - 01983 760272
The Kings Head - 01983 760177
Wheatsheaf Inn/Harbour Fries takeaway - 01983 638359
The Terrace - 01983 303013
On the Rocks - 01983 760505
Off the Rails - 01983 761600
The George - 01983 760331
Cucina - 01983 761176
PO41 Coffee House – 01983 761105
The Blue Crab takeaway - 01983 760014
Nammet Café - 01983 761090
The Gossips Café - 01983 760646
Freshwater/Totland Take-aways
Sunbo - 01983 759111
Petesaria - 01983 759559
Double Dragon - 01983 754141
Rainbow Fish Bar - 01983 752257
Fuoco Pizza - 01983 214430
Totties Fish & Chips - 01983 756581
The Royal Solent looks forward to welcoming new and returning competitors for the 13th Taittinger RSYC Regatta; temporary membership of the Club will be granted to the registrants of non-member boats for the duration of the regatta weekend.


Prize Giving

Prize giving will take place between the marquees on Sunday 18th July, and not before 2.30pm.

Prize winners will be notified via their mobile phones and should take a seat in the marquee furthest from the Clubhouse.

Two representatives only from each prize-winning boat may attend to enable us to keep within current Covid regulations.

Once seated, you will be able to order drinks.

When your boat’s name is called, please come up and collect your trophy, respecting social distancing – photographs will be taken.

Unfortunately, whilst there will be keeper prizes and, of course, Taittinger Champagne for you to keep, it will not be possible to take the Club trophies away, however you will be sent a photograph of the presentation.

Plus, new this year, is the prize draw for a seven-night half board stay for two persons in the luxury Edelweiss & Gurgl Hotel in the Ötztal Alps in Austria, with the winner to be drawn out of a hat from the winning boats in each class.

Good luck everyone!


Taittinger RSYC Regatta Champagne Exclusive


Polo Shirts


The official Taittinger RSYC Regatta 2021 Polo Shirt in Mid Blue is now available to pre-order, priced at £19.50 each.

Please call the Royal Solent office on 01983 760256 to place your order - payment must be made at the time of ordering and is non-refundable. Orders may not be modified once placed.

Polo shirts are available in unisex sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL and will be available to collect at regatta registration on Friday 16th July.


Sail Repairs

An overnight sail repair service will be available from Harriet at The Sail Loft after racing on Saturday: Tel: 07792 777 995 or 01983 248589, email:


Local Accommodation

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

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