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Taittinger RSYC Regatta 2024 Information

Friday 12th - Sunday 14th July 2024
Sponsored by Champagne Taittinger
in association with River Yar Boatyard, Wight Marine and Edelweiss & Gurgl

Enter Online

Entry & online social bookings are now closed & can no longer be edited.

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

Entry & online social bookings are now closed & can no longer be edited.

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

Entry Fees Earlybird
Until 31st May
1st June - 20th June
21st June - 3rd July





Keelboats  £105 £165  £205

Late entry fees will be charged from 21st June 2024 and entries will close at midnight on Wednesday 3rd July 2024 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

From midday on Friday to 17:00 hrs on Sunday
LOA Finger Berth


Up to & inc 6m (19ft 6in) - £64.50
Over 6m (19ft 6in) up to & inc 7.5m (24ft 6in) - £77.50
Over 7.5m (24ft 6in) up to & inc 9m (29ft 6in) - £90.50
Over 9m (29ft 6in) up to & inc 10.5m (34ft 3in) £117.50 £106.50
Over 10.5m (34ft 3in) to & inc 12m (39ft 3in) £133.50 £119.50
Over 12m (39ft 3in) to & inc 13.5m (44ft 3in) £149.50 £137.50
Over 13.5m (44ft 3in) to & inc 15m (49ft - £158.50
Over 15m (49ft) to & inc 18m (59ft) - £194.50

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 and sell out quickly.

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 14th July 2024 latest please.

Please note, there is 24 hour loo & shower situated outside of the harbour office on the west side adjacent to the quay, no code required for entry.

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 2023, 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.

SIRCOA and SCRA Solent Regional Championship 2024
The Taittinger RSYC Regatta is Event 3 of the Solent Region Championship; please click below for the

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 which is collating names of willing crew:


Regatta Programme

Please note that if for any reason racing is cancelled on Saturday or Sunday, the Club will be open to competitors all day, as detailed below.

Friday 12th July 2024

Boats with pre-booked moorings arrive in harbour

 From midday


Main Registration

16:30 – 18:30


Includes allocation of entry packs & sponsors’ goody bags.

First Floor Bar Open

14:30 – 23:00


Hudleston Bar Open

16:30 - 23:00    

Taittinger Champagne Reception

18:30 – 19:30

Extra tickets
£22 per person


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

Please note that we are fully booked for supper on Friday evening. To add your name to the waiting list, please contact the office on (01983) 760256.

19:30 – 21:00

£18.50 per person


Chicken Madras served with
Basmati Rice & Poppadom
Mixed Berries & Cream

To avoid disappointment, tickets should be purchased in advance.

Saturday 13th July 2024


07:00 – 09:00

£8.00 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


First Floor

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 on the lawn.

Club Supper

19:00 – 21:00

£18.50 per person


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

To avoid disappointment, tickets should be purchased in advance.

Towers Party

20:00 - 01:00

£20 per adult
£15 per child
(Under 14 yrs)

The ever popular fundraising party with 3 bars and 7 live bands in the garden of 'The Towers' adjacent to the RSYC. Including members of Status Quo, Procol Harum & Tears For Fears! This year's benefitting charities are Cure Parkinson's and Motor Neurone Disease.

To avoid disappointment, tickets should be purchased in advance.

Sunday 14th July 2024


07:00 – 09:00

£8.00 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

£8.50 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.

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

Please book all your meal requirements online in advance to avoid disappointment – Friday and Saturday Suppers (£18.50), Saturday and Sunday Breakfasts to eat in or take-away (£8.00), as well as the Sunday afternoon Hog Roast (£8.50).

Please ensure that all special dietary requirements are specified when you book to ensure that we can provide suitable substitutes.

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.

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, lasers and fireworks at 10pm and live music, plus it's raising vital funds for Cure Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone Disease charities.

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 and refer to bye-law B5.


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 any of these 3 prize draws you have to be physically present at the draw to collect your prize in person!

Edelweiss & Gurgl Hotel Prize Draw

Last year's Eidelweiss & Gurgl winners were RYA NHC DIV A Class winners, Caveman

For the 4th 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 sharing the 1889 Panorama Suite 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, if your boat wins its class you'll need to be present at the draw in order to win this prize!

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

Champagne Taittinger Prize Draw

Last year's Champagne Taittinger prize draw winner, David Temple

A new prize draw was introduced by Taittinger last year for a trio of Taittinger Champagne magnums. Entry into the draw was attained through the purchase of a Taittinger RSYC Regatta cap for a minimum donation of £15, which raised almost £1,500 for the Wetwheels Foundation

This year, the prize also includes a spectacular flight in the Taittinger hot air balloon with a Champagne picnic! All the funds raised through the sale of the caps will be donated once again to the Wetwheels Foundation.

Please remember you’ll need to attend the draw in person on Sunday afternoon in order to claim your prize or the prize draw will be re-drawn! 

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

Wight Marine Prize Draw

Last year's Wight Marine prize draw winner, Kate Sims in NHC B

In 2022 and 2023, supporting sponsor Wight Marine donated a Honda 2.3hp outboard engine to be won in their popular prize draw.

This year Wight Marine will again be offering a brand new Honda 2.3hp outboard engine and 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 prize.


Taittinger RSYC Regatta 2024 T-shirt

We are delighted to offer this year's competitors the exclusive opportunity to purchase our must-have Taittinger RSYC Regatta 2024 T-shirt.

This fantastic lightweight technical t-shirt is made by Helly Hansen and branded with an exclusive RSYC regatta design by Crew Kit of Cowes.
Available to order at just £28.00 each (incl. VAT) in Navy in the following sizes:
  • Men's: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Ladies': S (10), M (12), L (14), XL (16)
Please note that this offer is currently only open to this year's competitors. After you have submitted your order online the RSYC team will contact you to take payment over the phone or you may pay via bank transfer using the bank details on the invoice provided. Your order will then be available to collect at Registration on Friday or during the Regatta weekend.
Stock is limited so order now to avoid disappointment!


Please note that t-shirt orders are non-refundable and cannot be amended once placed.
As modelled by our Rear Commodore Sailing & Regatta Chair!
Nick is wearing a Men's size L and Katie is wearing a Ladies' size S (10).


Local Accommodation

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


Save the Date!

Taittinger RSYC Regatta 2025 will be 4th - 6th July 2025

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