The annual Round the Island race takes place this weekend and will see around 1,400 entrants racing to be the fastest to complete the 50 nautical mile course around the Isle of Wight.
We're delighted to announce that the Maxi 1200 'Baldur' will be taking part this year in the IRC Class 2 category against 144 other boats. 'Baldur' and her crew will start the race at 06:20 from the Royal Yachts Squadron line, Cowes on Saturday 1st July. To keep an eye on how they are getting on, you can follow their progress here - simply click on the map and then enter the name Baldur into the search box to get started.
At the time of writing the forecast looks good to get us safely round the needles before the tide turns - wish us luck!
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We would like to invite you to join us for the Delphia Sailing Event in Poland at the end of May where you will be able to see and test the full range of Delphia yachts (please see invite below) on 28th and 29th May.
What’s more, the Tri-City Sailing Cup which takes place in Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia is taking place at the same time. You can find out more about this here.
So why not make a weekend of it and join us to celebrate all things Delphia? If you would like more information or are interested in joining us, please contact William Avery on +44 7768 500205 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th April.
We look forward to welcoming you to Gdansk!
The winners of the European Yacht of the Year awards were announced at the Dusseldorf Boat show and in the April edition of Yachting World, Toby Hodges, highly respected yachting journalist, looks back at what impressed him most about this year’s nominees. The Maxi 1200 was nominated in the luxury cruisers category and is a clear favourite with Yachting World and features strongly in the 'Pick of the crop' article in April 2016 issue. Toby described her as a 'gentleman's cruiser, a joy to sail and ideally suited to short handed sailing'. He opens the report by saying how impressed he was with the family owned Delphia Yard, how they built a prototype before going to production, then listened and incorporated improvements recommended by yachting journalists to the Maxi 1200 once it went in to production.
This attention to detail is completely evident with 'Baldur', our Maxi 1200 demonstrator moored close to our office in the Hamble. At her UK launch at the Southampton International Boat Show she was received with enthusiasm by members of the UK Maxi Owners Association. She is proving to be real winner, with a number of customers close to confirming orders. What’s more, there is an opportunity to jump the queue as ‘Baldur’ is available for purchase now at a special price, with immediate delivery upon the arrival of our new demonstrator.
To arrange a viewing contact us today – we look forward to taking you out on the water to show you just what a joy she is to sail.
Our FAREAST 28R Shanghai Lil kicks off her first racing season this weekend in the new HP30 class at the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series on the Solent. As Toby Hodges said in the April edition of Yachting World in his look back at what impressed him most about this year’s nominees for the European Boat of the Year awards, the FAREAST 28R is ‘easy and enjoyable to sail fast and trim’. The FAREAST 28R was nominated alongside the Bente24, Pulse 600, Far 280 and the winner Quant 23 in the Special Yachts category and as Toby explained ‘the slippery hull of the 28R quickly impressed me, as did her planning ability in single-figure winds’
Let’s hope the conditions are good for her and her crew this weekend – we wish you all the very best of luck!
To arrange a viewing contact us today – we look forward to taking you out on the water to show you just what she is capable of.
23rd January saw us travel to Germany for the BOOT Dusseldorf – the largest water sport show in the world. It really was an impressive event with two and a half halls full of sailing boats of all kinds. As the sole UK agent for Maxi, Delphia and FarEast, we were pleased to welcome many visitors from the UK to see their boats.
Fareast officially launched their all new FE23R sports sailing boat on the world market at the show and they also exhibited the FE28R. Regatta Yachts is excited to be entering our FE28R into the new HP30 Class racing series starting on the Solent. You can read more about the class rules here.
It was a pleasure to see many of our UK friends at this fabulous event, some of whom have already booked test sails on our Maxi 1200, Baldur, based in Port Hamble. To find out more about the boats we have on offer or to book a test sail, please complete our contact us form and we’ll be in touch very soon.
FarEast Yachts Australia saw some great results from their first outing with the FE 28R amongst quite serious A-sym kite racing boats at Geelong Festival of Sails - it was a great success. Gerrit Veenemans writes "a new class is being developed over here in Australia called Super 11. Minimum boat length 8.5m and max. 11.2m. A-sym kites only and racing under AMS (Australian Measurement System) The Mc Conaghy 31 saw its introduction with 2 boats at the start, other competitors were 2x Melges 32, 2x J-111, Thompson 9.80 and 9.30, Shockwave 36, Tyger 10 and last but not least the Shaw 11 full carbon "Little Nico" a canting keeler of which we've all mostly seen the stern only.
Some more breeze on our second day and us getting used to each other and the boat saw us rounding the top mark in third position in race 5 on our first upwind leg, only looking at little Nico's fat bum and the Shockwave 36. Downwind the 28R was smoking and we might have lost only one position. Sure upwind we had to give in some but we found ourselves very competitive, downwind we were gaining over most boats.
The FAREAST 28R proved to be able to match 31/32 footers with no excuses in the long distance race (Race 6) We finished in front of one of each of the Melges 32, MC 31's and the J-111's after 2 hrs racing. On the downwind runs we hardly went under 13 with some long 15-16kn runs making up what we lost upwind. (wind 15-20 with 25kn gusts)".
We're delighted to be attending this year's Düsseldorf Boat Show.
Delphia, Maxi Yachts and Fareast are exhibiting at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 23 – 31 January 2016 and we will be on their stands to welcome UK visitors so look out for us in Hall 15: Stand D8, Hall 16: Stands A22 & D19 and Hall 17: Stand C24.
- William Avery is there for the whole show and can be contacted on +44 (0)7768 500205
- Peter Stump is there Saturday and Sunday and can be contact on +44 (0)7802 484002
We hope to see you there!
We were delighted to hear that the Fareast 28R was named as Sailing World's Boat of the Year 2016. As Dave Reed, Chief Editor of Sailing World said "The best of the best, the Fareast 28R outshined the rest of the competition for the best bang for your buck performance."
The latest addition to the Fareast racing range will officially launch at BOOT Düsseldorf from 23 to 31st Janaury. As the sole agents for Fareast in the UK, we'll be there so do give either of us a call (William Avery +44 (0)7768 500205 for the whole show or Peter Stump +44 (0)7802 484002 Saturday / Sunday only) and we'll come and meet you. Do take a look at the boat for yourself in hall 15, stand D28.
The UK based Fareast 28R 'Shanghai Lil' finished 2nd in Class 3 at the Little Britain Challenge Cup last week. The crew enjoyed racing along at over 20 knots at times showing that the Fareast 28R can be both fun and competitive under IRC rating.
To organise a Fareast 28R test sail contact email@example.com
Yachting Monthly Magazine's Graham Snook gave the new Maxi 1200 a glowing review in this month's issue. Read an extract of the review here: Maxi 1200 Review - Yachting Monthly
"Her sail controls are simple, she’s easily sailed singlehanded and equally suitable for either a couple or a family – the choice is yours. Her build quality seems good, with well thought-out use of materials and design that sets her apart from many an average white boat. If that weren’t enough, her price and specification are also surprisingly keen: teak deck, retractable bow thruster, race-spec winches, two fridges and a fully-battened mainsail with multi-directional in-mast cars are all included as standard..."
See the full article in the Summer 2015 issue of Yachting Monthly.