Entries for the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Solent Summer celebration of 200 years, the RYS International Bicentenary Regatta have been successful in reaching sixty and are still counting as entries are on their ways to continue to arrive on a regular basis. A much hoped for fourth J-class yacht Rainbow has just confirmed that she will be joining the other three that include Lionheart, Velsheda and Ranger for highly anticipated Solent spectacular.
Some more additions that confirm their lining up on the start line of seven day regatta, commencing from 25th July include the William Fife Design Mariquita that is widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful classic yachts in terms of sailing. Built in 1911 and restored to complete glory in 2003, Mariquita once again reflects herself to be a serious contender into a packed European racing program in recent years.
There cannot be a wider contrast between this 104 year old yacht and Spectre; the Frers have been designed 60 ft as day racer being a guest helmed at the event by Sir Charles Dunstone. Double Olympic Silver Medalist, Nick Rogers, who also runs Trogir Bareboat Yacht Charter, will be taking charge of tactics on-board. According to him, the International Bicentenary is going to be a great event and it looks forward to use the same as a platform to get Spectre going.
There will be actions of smaller boats as well. Teams from all over the world will be taking part in this event. Royal Varuna Yacht Club, which is considered to be a competitive racing club located in a tropical paradise at a distance of two hours from Bangkok, is fielding a team for the Bicentenary Level Rating class. Their crews will be sailing against a number of other club teams. A good time to enjoy at the best is about to come.