This month modern classic yacht design and build company Spirit Yachts has revealed the details of its first ever regatta.
Taking place from 25 June – 2 July in Guernsey, the event will see a fleet of Spirit yachts take on a six-race series. Hosted by Spirit Yachts in partnership with Locate Guernsey, the Spirit 2022 Regatta is now open for entries.
Sean McMillan, Spirit Yachts CEO, said: “The idea for the Spirit Regatta was driven by our owners expressing interest in the opportunity to race and socialise exclusively with other Spirits. There is a fantastic community spirit and friendship amongst the Spirit owners and crews, so whilst the racing will no doubt be competitive, the socialising will also be a lot of fun.”
Based in Guernsey’s capital St Peter Port, the regatta will comprise a six-race series of passage, round the cans, and windward/leeward courses organised by the Guernsey Yacht Club (GYC).
Commodore of the GYC, Anna Rivers, said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Spirit Yachts and its fleet of stunning modern classic yachts to Guernsey. Our famously tidal waters and navigational challenges will make for a competitive series and a spectacle on the water.”
Once ashore, regatta competitors and guests will be treated to a varied programme of social events in iconic locations. From welcome drinks at the 800-year-old Castle Cornet to sunset BBQs, and a glamorous prize-giving dinner, there will be plenty of opportunities for socialising. The regatta will also raise funds for the Guernsey Sailing Trust.
For its inaugural regatta, Spirit Yachts has partnered with Locate Guernsey, a Guernsey government agency established to promote the benefits of Guernsey to potential relocators.
Director of Locate Guernsey, Jo Stoddart, said: “With its beautiful beaches, bustling marinas and thriving community, Guernsey is a wonderful location for yacht racing and cruising. The Spirit 2022 Regatta provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase everything Guernsey has to offer to those who enjoy life by the water.”
The Spirit 2022 Regatta has attracted a raft of high-profile sponsors from across the marine industry. Lead sponsor WEST SYSTEM is accompanied by supporting sponsors Lewmar, Oceanskies, OneSails GBR (East), Raymarine, and Torqeedo.
Entry is now open for the regatta and further details can be found here: https://spirityachts.com/regatta/