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Taittinger RSYC Regatta 2023 Information

Friday 14th - Sunday 16th July 2023

Sponsored by Champagne Taittinger
in association with River Yar Boatyard, Wight Marine and Edelweiss & Gurgl


Update from the CRO - Thursday 13th July

Sailing Amendment 1 - Thursday 13th July

Sailing Amendment 2 - Friday 14th July 

Sailing Amendment 3 - Saturday 15th July

Sailing Amendment 4 - Saturday 15th July 

Competitor Briefing



Enter Online

The Taittinger RSYC 2023 is now closed for entry.
Entries can no longer be edited, but social tickets may be available to purchase over the regatta weekend, subject to availability.
(Please note that the Champagne Reception and Friday Supper are now fully booked).

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


QR Code for black group; please scan with your WhatsApp camera


QR Code for white group, please scan with your WhatsApp camera:


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 by the Royal Solent Yacht Club for whatever reason.

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


Entry Fees

Until 29th May
30th May - 21st June
22nd June - 7th July
Entry Fees
(Dayboats / Keelboats)

£45 / £105

£85 / £165

£105 / £205

Late entry fees will be charged from 22nd June 2023 and entries will close at midnight on Friday 7th July 2023 or when the Regatta is deemed by the Royal Solent Yacht Club to have reached full capacity if this is an earlier date.

For further details please refer to the Notice of Race.


Yarmouth Harbour Moorings

Please note that moorings in Yarmouth Harbour have now sold out.

All Yarmouth harbour moorings (for race boats, tenders & nanny boats) during the regatta weekend (Friday and Saturday* nights) must be booked in advance via the Regatta online booking form on the Royal Solent Yacht Club's website.

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, 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!

Boats may take up their moorings from midday on Friday. The mooring 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 17:00hrs on Sunday 16th July 2023 latest please.

To visit Yarmouth Harbour's website to view its facilities, please click here.

*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 Taittinger RSYC Regatta.


Race Organisation

Race boats will be in two groups; Black Group and White Group.

Each group will have its own WhatsApp group and at least one sailor from each boat needs to register a mobile phone for WhatsApp and the finish declaration when entering the regatta online.  Further details will follow in due course. 



Each class is scheduled to have two races on Saturday and one race on Sunday.

There will be two committee boat start lines. 

When entering 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.

To view a list of the trophies awarded to the winners in the Taittinger RSYC Regatta 2022, 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.

SCRA IRC Championship: The Taittinger RSYC Regatta includes the IRC Solent Region Championship Event 3.
Please click here for a link to the SCRA website, click here for the Notice of Series, and click here for the poster. . 

Swan Solent Series: The Taittinger RSYC Regatta is included in the Swan Solent Series. Please click on the links below for further details:

Need crew?
Please contact the RSYC Sailing Office who is collating names of willing crew;


Regatta Programme


Friday 14th July 2023

Boats with pre-booked moorings arrive in harbour

 From midday


Main Registration

16:30 – 18:30


Includes allocation of entry packs & sponsors’ goody bags.

Bars Open

14:30 – 23:00


Taittinger Champagne Reception

18:30 – 19:30

Extra tickets
£22 per person

Fully Booked.

There may be an opportunity to purchase additional tickets at Registration on Friday 14th July.

To ensure entry, tickets must be reserved or purchased in advance. Please note that only small bags, such as handbags, may be taken into the Champagne Reception.

Club Supper

19:30 – 21:00

£18 per person

Fully Booked.

Fish Pie served with Crusty Bread & Green Salad
Mixed Berries & Cream

Saturday 15th July 2023


07:00 – 09:00

£7.50 per person

Bacon or Sausage Bap with Tea, Coffee or Orange Juice

To avoid disappointment, tickets should be purchased in advance.

Late Registration

08:00 – 08:30


In the Hudleston Bar.

Skippers’ Briefing


First floor

Printed briefing also to be enclosed in entry pack.

First Warning Signal

Not before 10:00



Bars Open

11:00 – 23:00



Club Lunch

12:00 – 14:30




Pizza Van & Live Music

12:30 – 18:00 Dinghy Park & Lawn
Woodfired pizza cooked to order from Wightwood Pizzas.

Live music from Island duo Black Daniels, followed by celestial vocals from Tink Beadle.

Club Supper

19:00 – 21:00

£18 per person

Chilli with Rice & Nachos
Mixed Berries & Cream

To avoid disappointment, tickets should be purchased in advance.


Towers Party


20:30 - 01:00

£20 per adult
£15 per child
(14 yrs & under)

The ever popular fundraising party with 3 bars and several live bands in the garden of 'The Towers' adjacent to the RSYC. This year's benefitting charity is Cure Parkinson's.

To avoid disappointment, tickets should be purchased in advance.

Sunday 16th July 2023


07:00 – 09:00

£7.50 per person

Bacon or Sausage Bap with Tea, Coffee or Orange Juice

To avoid disappointment, tickets should be purchased in advance.

First Warning Signal

Not before 09:30



Bar Open

11:00 – 16:00



Club Lunch

12:00 – 14:30



Hog Roast

From 13:00

£8 per person

To avoid disappointment, tickets should be purchased in advance.

Prize Giving
& prize draws

ASAP after racing


On the lawn & in the dinghy park (weather permitting)

Club Closes


Boats to vacate harbour

By 17:00




Social Events

Taittinger RSYC Regatta entrants are granted a number of complimentary tickets for the Taittinger Champagne Reception on Friday evening - 4 tickets for each Keelboat entry and 2 for each Dayboat entry. This is a sell-out event so be sure to specify the number you require in advance and please do not book more than you need!

A limited number of extra tickets are available for Regatta entrants to purchase in advance at £22 each - now sold out.

Please note that only small bags, such as handbags, may be taken into the Champagne Reception.

Please book all your meal requirements in advance to avoid disappointment – Friday and Saturday Suppers (£18), Saturday and Sunday Breakfasts to eat in or take-away (£7.50), as well as the Sunday afternoon Hog Roast (£8).

New for Saturday afternoon, freshly made pizzas cooked in a woodfired clay oven wth local ingredients will be available in the dinghy park from popular local supplier Wightwood Pizza. Plus they'll be live acoustic music on the lawn from Island bands Black Daniels and Tink Beadle....

The brilliant Towers Party takes place on Saturday night next door to the Club. Tickets are £20 for adults and £15 for children (aged 14 and under) and party goers will enjoy 3 bars, fireworks and live music, plus it's raising vital funds for Cure Parkinson’s. Unlike other Parkinson’s organisations that support people with the illness Cure Parkinson’s is conducting research to stop or even reverse the illness. Good progress is being made with those who have volunteered to trial treatment. The organisers of the Towers Party have set up a special JustGiving page for anyone who would like to make a donation to the fund raising effort:

The dress code for all the Taittinger RSYC Regatta social events is smart/casual. To view the Club's definition of smart casual, please click here.


Regatta Prize Draws

This year there will be no less than 3 exciting prize draws taking place on Sunday afternoon at the Prize Giving – but please note, in order to win you have to be physically present at the draw to collect your prize in person!

Edelweiss & Gurgl Hotel Prize Draw

For the 3rd year running, each of the winning boats in each class will be automatically entered into a prize draw for a luxury 7 night half board stay for 2 persons at the stunning Edelweiss & Gurgl Hotel in the Ötztal Alps in Austria.

The winning boat name will be drawn at the end of the prize giving on Sunday afternoon - but don't forget you need to be present at the draw in order to win!

To read more about this sensational prize and to view the terms and conditions, please click here.

Champagne Taittinger Charity Prize Draw

This year there will be an opportunity to purchase one of the prized black Taittinger RSYC Regatta caps with a minimum £15 donation to the Wetwheels Foundation and automatic entry into a draw to win a trio of Champagne Taittinger magnums.

The winner will be drawn at the beginning of prize giving on Sunday after racing. The names of every person who purchased a cap in aid of wetwheels will be automatically entered and the first name drawn, provided they are present at the draw, will win the prize.

Wetwheels’ amazing mission is to provide a unique opportunity for disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages - including those with multiple, profound and complex impairments - to access the water.


Please see the terms and conditions of the Champagne Taittinger Charity Prize Draw below:

  • Caps are limited – this offer is available on a first come first served basis
  • Only one cap purchase per person (minimum donation of £15)
  • The cap purchase will give you entry into the prize draw (one entry per person)
  • You must be present at the prize draw on Sunday after racing to be a winner. If you are not present we will redraw
  • The mixed case prize includes 1x 150cl bottle of Taittinger Brut Réserve NV, 1 x 150cl bottle of Taittinger Prestige Rosé NV and 1x 150cl bottle of Taittinger Brut Vintage 2015
  • Entrants must show proof that they are over 18 to enter

Wight Marine Honda Outboard Engine Prize Draw

Our supporting sponsor Wight Marine are the Island’s Honda Marine dealer and for the 2nd year running are giving away a Honda 2.3HP outboard engine to one lucky winner!

The winner will be drawn at the beginning of the prize giving on Sunday after racing. The names of every boat taking part in the regatta will be automatically entered and the first boat name drawn, whose helm or crew are present at the draw, will win the engine.

The outboard is a four stroke, lightweight, portable, air cooled outboard available with either a short of long shaft (winner’s preference). Please click on the link below for the full specifications:


Local Accommodation

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


Save the date!

Taittinger RSYC Regatta 2024 will be 12th - 14th July 2024.


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