july, 2022

09julAll Day16FeaturedClassics Regatta

Jawbone Hill, Dartmouth

Event Details

The Classic Channel Regatta is a unique event with its own distinctive blend of racing, passage making and informal parties. Calling at two of the finest ports in the English Channel in 2022, it brings together a fine collection of classic yachts and their crews from Britain, France and other countries to celebrate the joy and spirit of the golden age of sailing and racing.

The 2021 regatta had to be cancelled due to Covid, the next one will run from July 10th to July 16th – again starting in Dartmouth with two days of racing in Start Bay before racing to Paimpol in Brittany where the welcome and hospitality for the regatta are now legendary. However, unlike previous regattas, the 2022 regatta will not be calling at The Channel islands.

The regatta will again start with Dartmouth Classics and two days of racing in Start Bay. Then the Classic Channel Race from Dartmouth to Paimpol will start on the afternoon of Tuesday 12th and finish off Paimpol on Wednesday 13th when the fleet will parade into Paimpol port on the evening tide.

Saturday July 9th Registration & Welcome Day 12.00 – 19.00: Registration at Royal Dart YC Sailing Office
19.00: Briefing for Dartmouth Races at RDYC
19.30: Welcome drinks followed by crew suppers at RDYC (supper numbers limited – to be booked direct with RDYC)


Sunday July 10th Dartmouth Classics – Day 1 08.00 – 10.00: Late registration at RDYC Sailing Office
10.30: Parade of Sail in river off Dartmouth.
12.00: Premier Noss on Dart Races – first start
20.00 – 23.20: Evening supper party with music in the Old Market Square
23.00 – 24.00: Late night water taxi service


Monday July 11th Dartmouth Classics – Day 2
10.00: Salcombe Gin Start Bay Race – first start
17.30: Prize Giving at Royal Dart Yacht Club
18.30: Barbecue supper at RDYC (numbers limited, book direct with RDYC)


Tuesday July 12th Classic Channel Race Dartmouth to Paimpol – start day
9.00 – 9.30: Late registration for the Classic Channel Race
10.00: Briefing for the Classic Channel Race
13.00: Classic Channel Race – first start

(The below dates do not take place in Dartmouth)

Thursday 14th France’s national holiday – Bastille Day to us Brits
The regatta will be in port at the heart of the town’s celebrations, culminating with an impressive firework display.


Friday 15th the boats leave port again for the Tour de Île de Bréhat race.
This will be followed by a picnic afloat (supplied to each boat in the morning) and then the popular Danse des Classiques off Paimpol before returning to port for the evening.


Saturday 16th be the finale day of the regatta.
There will be a variety of activities during the day, including the very popular and hilarious blindfold dinghy racing in the harbour, and time to enjoy the charms of Paimpol with its delightful port surrounded by cafés and restaurants, before the final prize giving and the now legendary end of regatta supper-party.



july 9 (Saturday) - 16 (Saturday)


Dartmouth Town Jetty

6-8 S Embankment, Dartmouth TQ6 9BH

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