Suffolk Yacht Harbour
Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta
The east coast’s leading racing weekend for classic yachts is an annual event held at Suffolk Yacht Harbour (SYH) and hosted by Haven Ports Yacht Club.
First held in 2002, the regatta welcomes everyone from keen racers to social sailors to compete in the fast, slow and Stella classes. On-the-water action is complemented by camaraderie ashore, including a regatta party and live music.
Welcome to the SYH Classic Regatta
Hosted by Haven Ports Yacht Club, the regatta is based at Suffolk Yacht Harbour (SYH); the largest independent marina on the east coast and a ‘one-stop shop’ for classic yachts. Located on the River Orwell, SYH has 550 berths, swinging moorings and workshops designed specifically for classic yacht maintenance and restoration. Additional services onsite at SYH include a chandlery, sailmaker and rigging specialists.
The SYH Classic Regatta runs a three-race series for fast, slow and Stella classes across Saturday and Sunday. There is an additional evening race on Friday evening, which has separate prizes to the overall regatta.
Entry for the 2020 SYH Classic Regatta opens in March. Entry criteria for the regatta requires yachts to be either pre-1970 design of traditional construction, Bermuda or gaff rigged and built of wood or steel. Modern classic yachts with wooden or steel hulls are also welcome.