Carnac Regatta 2017 – SMELT

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27 May - 30 May

Yacht Club Carnac, France

Event Type

CARNAC 2017 REPORT & RESULTS – click here!

SMELT = Scorpions / Merlin Rockets / Enterprises / Larks / National Twelves

YC Carnac aerial photo

Aerial view of Yacht Club Carnac

Please visit the CARNAC (SMELT) WEBSITE 

Or visit the FACEBOOK PAGE


Carnac racing P Southworth

Racing at Carnac in 2014. Photo by Paula Southworth

Carnac Poster

Carnac prizegiving T Dallimore

Carnac Prize Giving 2014. Photo by Tony Dallimore

The following are details from organiser, Tom Jeffcoate:

144 of us (plus significant others, families, trolley dollys, groupies and anyone else wanting a holiday) attended the inaugural event in May 2014. The sun shone, the wind blew, the wine flowed and everyone had an amazing time. Everyone who came last time said they would be keen to come again and a good number who missed out last time said they wouldn’t make the same mistake twice so it seemed stupid not to do it again.

Some more useful stuff

The event website is online, along with the NOR so people can get themselves entered. Also those on facebook can get updates on the event page – search for “Carnac 2017”. We have arranged with the ferries and local campsites special rates for competitors. Other accommodation details can be found in the usual places, the club website and local tourist info are a useful place to start though.

The sailing

The format will be similar to last time but with a few tweaks. Saturday will see a pursuit race and a handicap race. For older boats classic handicaps will apply and these races won’t count towards the main series so anyone struggling to get there after school / work on the Friday won’t miss out. Sunday to Tuesday will be class racing with start times varying to suit people’s needs (late the morning after crew’s union and early on the last day for anyone needing to get back).

The social

The club will be laying on their fantastic food and drinks like last time, and we have a mix of old favourites and new entertainment in various stages of planning to hopefully suit everyone. More details to follow but if nothing else you will be on holiday in a French resort with 150+ like-minded people, it will be good!

What next

Put the date in the diary, book your time off work, and make sure you have a boat / helm / crew or let us know if you are struggling to find one. The website is ready so you can enter online for a deposit of £20. The NoR is also available.

Yacht Club Carnac

Yacht Club Carnac