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Classic Channel Regatta

A uniquely enjoyable week-long international event with its own distinctive and varied blend of racing with a lively and informal social programme bringing together a wonderful gathering of classic boats and their crews from Britain, France and further afield.

The regatta is biennial and the next one in 2024 will again start in Dartmouth with two days of racing in Start Bay before racing to St Peter Port in Guernsey and then on to Paimpol in Brittany where there will be the legendary welcome and hospitality in Paimpol and a race around the Île de Brêhat.

The regatta is centred on three of the finest historic ports in the English Channel, each providing a beautiful backdrop with its own distinctive Westcountry, Channel Islands and Breton ambiance. And while the racing is the backbone of the regatta, it is the crews and beautiful boats, and the informal socials ashore, that are its beating heart.

Racing is under the JCH Classic Handicap which is free and easy to obtain online. Classic yachts designed before the end of 1974 built in any material, and some more recent yachts designed and built in classic style, are eligible.

The Classic Channel Regatta is a revival of the spirit of an earlier age of sailing and racing. If you own or sail in a classic yacht, or just want to come and admire the spectacle, we hope you’ll be able to join us at the 2024 regatta to experience everything that makes the Classic Channel Regatta “the world’s most beautiful regatta”.

Visit the website here for further information.

2022 Classic Channel Regatta Parade of sail – image provided by 
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