Successful first all Contessa Regatta

The first ever all Contessa Regatta took place on the weekend of the 9-11th June and, despite challenging sailing conditions,  a great time was had by all.

Over 40 boats entered, including Contessa 32s, 26s, 28s and 35s.  The event was intended as a tribute to the life and work of the Contessa builder Jeremy Rogers who died last year.

The Royal Solent YC put on a fantastic programme off the water, with sponsors Louis Jadot, teaming up with island fruit growers Halls Hunter to provide sustenance for the sailors over the weekend.

Saturday night saw the Contessa fleet hit the dance floor with characteristic enthusiasm, waking to a downpour and more light winds on Sunday morning.

The winning boat in each class was presented with a magnum of Louis Jadot Moulin-a-Vent Chateau des Jacques with the overall winner, Contessa 32 Merak II receiving a Jeroboam.

Title sponsors were Jeremy Rogers Ltd, home of the Contessa and prizes were presented by Jeremy’s widow Fiona.


CO26 1. Meow 2. High Potential 3. Samphire of Hurst

CO28 1. Cloudy Bay. 2. Toledo 3. Margarita

CO32 1. Merak II 2. Concerto 3. Jemmana

Save-the-Date for next year’s all Contessa Regatta! 31st May – 2nd June 2024.