This year’s Classic Regatta once again proved everything we love about classic yachting with fantastic sailing conditions, sunshine and socialising. We conjoined with Haven Ports Yacht Club to host our annual Classic Regatta. Now in its 18th year, the event saw 35 classic yachts from across East Anglia and further afield race in three classes (Fast, Slow and Stellas) across the weekend.
Yachts ranging from Gaff Cutters to West Solents, Stellas and modern classics convened at SYH on Friday 8th for pre-regatta drinks and socialising, before crews were up early for briefing and bacon sandwiches on Saturday morning. The forecast predicted light winds, particularly in the mornings, but as both days progressed the wind filled in and the fleet enjoyed a pleasant 8-14 knots across the weekend.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this year's Classic Regatta. With competitive and varied racing out on the water and socialising in the sunshine ashore, a fantastic weekend was had by all. Well done to Andrew Gilmour and his crew onboard Stella Timoa, who won overall. See below for a breakdown of all the results.
The team at SYH does its utmost to ensure the site is a safe environment for everyone to enjoy. However, the harbour is a busy place and it is important we remind you of a few guidelines we have in place to keep you safe and the marina clean and tidy.
As the summer draws near and the marina is filled with the sound of people tinkering on boats, our thoughts turn to the adventures to be had in our local cruising grounds. We might be biased, but we think we are spoilt for choice! With the beautiful River Stour and River Orwell on our doorstep providing stunning scenic sails, rural stop-offs and idyllic waterside pubs, it is no surprise that many of us struggle to decide where to drop anchor. But, fear not, here are our top three locations to help you plan your next trip...