For those who admire wooden yachts, there's nothing quite like the thrill of wandering round a marina filled with classic yachts polished and preened for a Classic Regatta
Below is the story of our Classic Round the Island Race 08 on Caressa. This race is part of the British Classic Yacht Club Regatta in Cowes held annualy in July. There was a fresh North Westerly for most of the way. Click on each image to enlarge

Before the start Tuiga raises her main
Reaching down the East Solent at the start of our clockwise race
A run down to Bembridge Cardinal involved a tussle of our own as the big boats closed in the distance
Sceptre and Mariette in close company

Mariette closes
note the man up the foremast



and powers by

followed by Mariquitta




with tug o' war team on the windward rail as she hardens up and sheets in the hundreds of metres of main


after rounding, Tuiga was next. She was close on the wind and coming up fast

there was a shout to give her some room, she piled past,


and a few seconds, she was gone too.


Caressa's pushpit was a great vantage point to see these majestic yachts in their natural habitat


We arrived at the Needles with newly built pilot cutter Polly Agatha

just as the wind dropped and the tide was running fiercely against us

Back home the skipper of Mariquitta wonders where we are as his crew make sure she is ship-shape.
final job of the day is to rinse and polish the varnish and leave your pumps on deck
Kelpie's crew overalls dry on the boom as the fleet comes together again in the marina

Regatta Timetable for 2015
See events page for this season's details




To contact us: telephone 0870 300 1066 or send an email to

[Home] [About] [Join] [Events] [Yachts] [Members Area] [FAQs] [Points System] [Training] [Contact Us] [Blog] [Terms & Conditions] [design by allies]