The Royal Southern YC Champagne Charlie Platinum Jubilee Regatta attracted sailors from far and wide to enjoy two days of racing in the Solent. Supported by Charles Heidsieck Champagne, well over 250 sailors appreciated the hospitality of the Royal Southern with its facilities on the banks of the River Hamble. Saturday night featured the Platinum Jubilee Dinner with live music by “The Deloreans”. On Sunday the final prize giving was held at the Clubhouse with Charles Heidsieck Champagne for every team that made the class podium. Royal Southern Rear Commodore Sailing Paul Ward congratulated Principal Race Officer Tanya Robinson and Course Race Officers Ian Bullock and Dan Gifford, who had organized seven classes on two courses with 43 class starts. Competing teams raced in a variety of weather from strong winds and a significant sea state to light and shifty conditions. The J/70s were competing in Round 2 of the 2022 Sprint Series with short sharp windward-leeward races. 2021 Open National Champion, JEEPSTER with Graham Clapp on the stick, was the winner with an outstanding performance pulling off nine consecutive bullets. Andrew Barraclough’s team on JENGA 8 was second, and the young Royal Southern team skippered by Annabelle Body was third. For more Champagne Charlies Platinum Jubilee information, visit

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