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Regatta Programme

2019 REGATTA PROGRAMME 
Times provided are provisional and will be confirmed nearer the event.

THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER / PRE-REGATTA DAY
From 1600h
– Early boats arrive at Shepherds Wharf Marina, and berthing is reserved as part of the Entry Fee.
– The marina bar is not open on Thursday. It opens on Friday.
– All crews are invited for drinks at the Island Sailing Club – 70 High Street, Cowes
– The club warmly welcomes Little Britain crews to their bar and restaurant
– You can book a table for supper in advance.
– The views from the clubhouse and balcony are fabulous.

From 1700h – Register early with the Regatta Team at the Island Sailing Club and collect your registration pack .

NB- Thursday practice races will not be organised this year.

FRIDAY  13th – DAY ONE – REGATTA OPENS 
07:30 Regatta office opens for registration.
The Regatta office is located in the marina.

Register before taking part and collect your registration pack which includes bow stickers, race chart, entry-pass wristbands, meal tickets and regatta battle flag.
Bow stickers must be applied before the start of Race 1

09:00 Skippers’ briefing in The Sugar Store by Principal Race Officer of the Island Sailing Club and Rob Klaschka, LBCC Race Director.

10:55 Race 1 first warning signal for racing AND cruising classes.

Race 2 to start as soon as possible after Race 1.  Lunch onboard.
Onshore teams are invited to use the Island Sailing Club facilities. Regatta Entry passes will allow you in.

After Racing – The regatta bar opens.
16:00 Introductory pontoon crew party sponsored by ASITE.
19:00 Welcome drinks and winners announcement for Races 1 & 2 to take place in The Sugar Store.
19:30 – 21:30 Friday Delicious Crew Supper – ticket only. Dress code: Crew clothing / informal.
21:30 – 00:00 Live music and dancing until midnight.
00.30  Bar closes

SATURDAY 14TH – DAY TWO
07:30 Regatta office opens.   Complimentary bacon bap breakfast with teas and coffee available.
08:00 Skippers’ briefing in The Sugar Store by Principal Race Officer of the Island Sailing Club and Rob Klaschka, LBCC Race Director.
09:25 First warning signal for race 3. Race 4 to start as soon as possible after race 3. Lunch on board.
Race 5 to start as soon as possible after race 4.

After racing The regatta bar opens.
16:00 Networking Pontoon Party sponsored by DIFFUSION
19:00 Trophy presentations of the Little Britain Challenge Cup winner and class winners,
plus winners announced for races 3, 4, & 5.

19:30 – 21:30  Saturday crew feast – ticket only. Dress code: Informal. Last servings 21:30.
21:30 Live music, DJ, and dancing.
00:30 Bar closes.

SUNDAY 15TH
All crews invited to depart from marina before 12noon, or book and extend your stay with the marina.

Please Note: Times are approximate and may be subject to change.