The J-class Endeavour is no longer able to make the Solent UK Regatta. The remaing J-class Velsheda, Ranger, Lionheart and Rainbow will now be sailing for both the Falmouth and Solent Regattas. The Falmouth Regatta starts Tuesday 26 June and the Solent Regatta, Wednesday 18 July.
The Solent Regatta will be hosted by the The Royal Southampton Yacht Club (RSYC). The Solent was the traditional home of J Class racing in the UK during the 1930s. Three races are planned, one starting in the Western Solent and around Christchurch bay. One starting in the eastern Solent and into Hayling Bay, and a third in the central Solent.
The Fleet will all be based together at Ocean Village, Southampton, one of the few deep water facilities in the Solent which can berth J Class yachts, each around 140 feet overall and drawing 16 feet. Four yachts have entered this Solent Series: Velsheda, Ranger, Lionheart and Rainbow, all yachts will be based in and around Ocean Village.
15 June 2012 12:27