RSYC Jeremy Rogers Contessa Regatta 2024

Contessa yachts of all classes converged on the Royal Solent Yacht Club for the second RSYC Jeremy Rogers Contessa Regatta. On Friday evening, sailors were invited the RSYC for a very welcoming drinks reception sponsored by Louis Jadot followed by supper including delicious local soft fruit provided by island grower Hall Hunter.  On Saturday there were three very lively races set in 18-27 knots of breeze which suited these highly competitive classes competing for the Contessa 26 Nationals, Contessa 28 Nationals and Contessa 32 Inshore Points Series. Saturday night started with a rum punch ‘pontoon’ party, followed by dinner before the Contessa crews hit the dancefloor with customary enthusiasm. Sunday’s blue skies and calmer conditions saw two races in champagne conditions. A lawn full of contented sailors witnessed prize giving in front of the spectacular back drop of the western Solent. Our very own Fiona Rogers, Jeremy’s widow presented Magnums of Louis Jadot Moulin-à-Vent Château des Jacques to the winners of each class, which included a ‘Concourse d’elegance’ for the prettiest Contessa (this year the Contessa 26 Musketeer).  The overall regatta winner, Contessa 32 Collateral received a Jeroboam of the same.

Results were as follows:

OVERALL WINNER of the Louis Jadot Jeroboam
Contessa 32 Collateral 

Contessa 26 Nationals   
1st       Whisper
2nd     Applejack
3rd      Vivanaut

Contessa 28 Nationals
1st        Margarita
2nd       Cloudy Bay
3rd       Toledo

Contessa 32 Inshore Points Series
1st        Collateral
2nd        Drumbeat
3rd        Merak II

Contessa 35                  

1st        March Hare