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.
The next SYH Classic Regatta will take place from 25th - 27th June 2021.
Entry criteria require sailing and motor yachts to be pre-1970 design and of traditional construction. Sailing yachts should have a Bermuda or gaff rig and be built of wood or steel. Modern classic yachts with wooden or steel hulls are also welcome.
The regatta is captured by a professional photographer and videographer and as a result there is an archive of wonderful imagery and film showcasing the event.
Competitive racing is complemented by camaraderie and a varied social programme ashore. Events include live music, a pop-up restaurant and a regatta dinner.