Friday 19th July saw the opening of the 6th Taittinger Royal Solent Regatta with the champagne reception being held at the Club’s refurbished and expanded clubhouse in Yarmouth.
An increasingly popular competition in the sailing calendar this years event attracted 170 entries. Excellent sailing was experienced by all 14 classes of yachts across the weekend. The fine weather continued throughout the two days with bright, clear conditions and a fine sailing breeze. Prize giving took place on the Sunday with the winner of each class receiving a Magnum of Taittinger Brut Réserve NV Champagne.
Commodore Mark Hall said: “This year’s Taittinger Regatta was the best ever. Huge entries, blue skies and a great breeze. The RSYC had wonderful support from their sponsors Taittinger and Charles Stanley and the 800 competitors partied on Champagne, the Towers party and glorious weather. We are already preparing for the 2014 regatta on the 25th of July.”