The Portsmouth Regatta 2018 take place over 9 – 10 June in the Eastern Solent with the Andrew Simpson Foundation the official Regatta Charity.
Richard Percy, CEO of the Foundation, said, “We are honoured for the Andrew Simpson Foundation to have been selected as the charity of the Portsmouth regatta. Over the past four years, we have supported a number of inspiring projects in Portsmouth with an aim to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people in the local area. Through our recent partnership with the Portsmouth Sail Training Trust and by opening a sailing and water sports facility on Easton Road, we hope we can continue to have a positive impact, and help raise the aspirations of the young people of Portsmouth.”
The J/109 Class will compete in the regatta for the first time this year. They will race as part of the Black Group fleet joining IRC Yachts competing for the Solent IRC series, Cruiser Class Yachts and the Sunsail Match 40 fleet who will be competing for the professional services regatta and the Gill race series.