Eastbourne Regatta




The event is held over Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August 2018.

2018 Sailing Instructions and other race documents are available from this page just follow the link  Entry FormEastbourne Regatta 2018

and for sailing instructions  Eastbourne Regatta Sailing Instructions 2018

The event is open to all clubs, for both racers and cruisers. There is provision for a “gentlemans class”, which will be entirely separate to the racers, intended to allow cruising boats the opportunity to have a go at racing away from the main fleet. This year we have plenty of shoreside activities with a classic car show, bands, and some Bug dingy racing in the north harbour.

Along with first class yacht racing which our regular entrants have come to expect,
we will be holding a separate class for cruising yachts who would like to participate
in the fun of the regatta but would prefer not to ‘mix it’ with the committed racers.
For those who can’t get enough there will also be informal dinghy racing in the SHYC
‘BUG’ dinghies. This will take place in the sheltered waters of the North Harbour on
Saturday after the ‘serious’ racing has finished for the day.
The waters off Eastbourne are sheltered by the downs from the prevailing winds, and
therefore provide excellent conditions for both racing and cruising.
Our shore side team are putting on events that will make this regatta unique,
designed to entertain not only the sailors in the evenings but friends, family and
everyone interested during the day. There will be bands and bars, along with fun
and games for all. We have two floors of yacht club all devoted to the regatta, with
bars, beers, music, cream teas in the afternoon and filling food for sailors and
supporters alike.
S.H.Y.C., in conjunction with Premier Marinas Eastbourne are offering 50% off berthing fees.
Even if our normally reliable fair weather should decide to not favour us we have lots
of room indoors so we will still have a weekend not to be missed. Once again this will
be one to remember.
Chris Young
Rear Commodore Racing- Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club