Olympic Regatta, Saturday 2nd July

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PYSC Olympic Regatta and Celebration – Saturday July 2nd

What do Portishead and Rio have in common? Rio may have Sugarloaf mountain, Christ the Redeemer, and the Olympics but we have Sugarloaf beach, Battery Point and our celebration Olympic Regatta and (South) American Supper event.

The PYSC Olympic Regatta Committee invite you join our regatta and celebration supper, for a series of fun filled, rarely seen (and probably never to be repeated), action packed events, down at Sugarloaf beach.

So will the UK top the medal table, or will it be South Africa, Italy or Ireland or somewhere else? Who will be the new Ben Anslie or Saskia Clark?

It’s up to you……

Olympic Regatta sailing instructions and further details to issued later. Participants will be representing countries in the various events, so come early to pick the country of your choice.

 Provisional timetable and events

 Registration and Opening ceremony 3:30 pm, first event 4:30 pm.

 Medals and closing ceremony 6:45pm followed by an (south) American supper.




100m - Junior


100m - class Σ


2 00m - class Ω


400m - relay (class Ω and class θ)


1500m - class Ω


800m - class Σ

racing dinghies


 The day is open to everyone, cadets, novices, salty sea dogs, balcony watchers: the more the merrier.


Sailing Instructions


All racing to take place in the bay.

 The regatta is a team event. Teams will represent countries, which will be advised on the day.

 Team of 3 or 4 (depending on boats) and to include less experienced sailors (novices, cadets, new members etc).

 Teams to comprise of a fast and a slow boat.

 Starts will be 3, 2, 1, go.

 The 1500m and 800m races will be a combined start. The fast and slow boats start together, and then race different courses.

 The sprint races will be a committee boat start.

 The relay race - each team will have to hand over a baton between boats

 Visitors and spectators welcome.

 Medals and prizes to be awarded.

 American Supper –

 Please bring along a plate of food to share for the American supper, and your own drinks (wine, beer etc.).

racing dingies



(Updated on 28/06/2016)

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