Taittinger Champagne Regatta (Early-bird)

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20 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018 £499.00
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Taittinger Champagne Regatta (Early-bird)

Venue: Cowes

Price from: £499 per person

Duration: 3 Days

Girls For Sail Verdict

Hosted by the Royal Solent Yacht Club and sponsored by Taittinger Champagne, this long weekend is the perfect opportunity to combine some fantastic racing with fabulous parties in gorgeous Yarmouth. 

What the Girls Had to Say

"Flowing champagne, fab parties, great girls and a phenomenal skipper- what a weekend! Count me in for next year..."

Starts: 10am @ the GFS Office, Cowes

Finishes: 4pm Sunday, GFS Office


About The Event

One of the more glamorous events on the UK race calendar, this long weekend is the perfect opportunity to combine some fantastic racing with fabulous parties in gorgeous Yarmouth. Adrenaline pumping round the cans racing in the day with a mixture of modern and classic yachts, and rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous as you stroll around picturesque Yarmouth in the evening.

The Taittinger RSYC Regatta officially opens with the Taittinger Champagne Reception at the RSYC on Friday - so bring some glad rags!  Onshore entertainment is provided in the grounds of the Royal Solent Yacht Club each day of the event, with the social highlight of the regatta, The Towers Party, taking place on Saturday evening at the famous, landmark waterfront property adjacent to the RSYC. This event is far more casual and outside so jeans and a sparkly top and something warm to wear over the top will be just perfect!

The regatta fleets for 2018 will include IRC Divisions, Swans, Classic IRC, Contessa 32, J24, Nordic Folkboat, Yarmouth One Design (YOD), X One Design (XOD), RYA NHC Classes and Gaffers.


Event Itinerary

Friday - Meet 10am at the Girls For Sail office, Cowes. Race training and sail up to Yarmouth. Quick change into our glad rags for a champagne reception at the Royal Solent Yacht Club in Yarmouth (time to pack your posh dress!)

Saturday - Race day! Evening entertainment is at the infamous Towers Party in the gounds of the famous waterfront property adjacent to the RSYC. This is an outside event so do bring a warm top to wear over your outfit (and jeans are perfectly acceptable for this event if the weather isn't quite warm enough!)

Sunday - Race day followed by a lovely sail back to Cowes. We aim to be finished by 4pm.

Experience required

Competent crew. No racing experience is required, although it is preferred. Our skippers are all RYA certified instructors and are more than qualified to get you up to scratch!


Additional Info

What's included?

  • Fully coded yacht with safety equipment
  • Fully qualified RYA skipper
  • All safety equipment
  • Accommodation on board*
  • Diesel, water, electricity
  • Food starter pack
  • Shower facilities on site in marina
  • Shore-based support from the Girls for Sail team
  • 1 team shirt - wear racing/ashore - it's yours to keep!

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and evening meals
  • Mooring fees
  • Departure taxes/customs entries per person
  • Any clothing
  • *Accommodation upgrades where available
  • Party/event ticket costs (Champagne reception - £20, Towers party - £15)

The boat

We mostly coach on yachts of between 37 and 41ft. Our yachts have been specifically chosen as they are easy to handle, great for learning! There is no denying us girls sometimes don't have the physical strength of the boys but with our technical ability and a well-chosen yacht we can do just as well. You will usually find yourself aboard an Élan 37, Jeanneau 37 or a Beneteau 40.7. All of your time will be spent living as crew-mates on your yacht.  Most of the yachts have 9/10 berths with 3 cabins and a saloon so the boats will normally have 2 persons in each cabin i.e. 6 - this is always the case for an RYA course, MAX 6 persons on-board. On some events e.g. races we use the saloon which can sleep an additional 2-4 person. 

Why choose Girls for Sail?

  • First of all we want to give you some freedom, we want you to feel absolutely able to do anything onboard, so we will greet you, make you feel welcome, confident and safe, and of course you won't have anyone rushing you! You can learn at your own pace with our skippers and feel the benefit of this in your handling of our yacht!
  • We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition.  There's no such thing as a 'silly' question!  There's no shouting onboard and as it's also your holiday, we want you to have fun and go home relaxed and satisfied with your time here! Not to mention you get to meet new lifelong friends! 

Our values are simple: Encourage, Support, Challenge and Respect!

How to book?

Click the link above to check availability and to book your place on this fabulous event!

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