50th Anniversary Rally 29th - 31st July 2016 report

The weekend of 29th to 31st July saw a fleet of Contessa 26s celebrate their 50th anniversary in their spiritual home of Lymington where Jeremy Rogers designed and built this well known yacht. Over 50 boats were represented by their owners and ex-owners and 45 successfully sailed to the Dan Bran Pontoon where they rafted the full length and raised their flags in various birthday greetings.

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The 50th Anniversary rally - 37 boats so far

As the date gets ever closer the numbers of rally participants is still increasing, today the number stands at 37, to see who is confirmed download the list at the foot of this article.

There is still time to sign up, past and present members are welcome, the dates, 29th - 31st July 2016 Lymington.

Details and sign up forms in a previous article.

Welcome to the 2016 season

Welcome to the 2016 Season.

This being the 50th Anniversary year, it would be great to see as many Contessa 26’s on the water as possible, enjoying some close competitive racing.

The Official Race Programme consists of The Round the Island Race and The National Championships with entry open to Class Association Members as well as Non-Members.

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50th Anniversay Newsletter

Newsletter and Information to 7 May 2016.

Thank you to all Entrants to date for your completed registrations and entries to the 50th Anniversary Rally. This is going to be a wonderful celebration of the first 50 years of the Class. Entries have been coming in very well indeed from all regions and as at the end of April stand at 32. A list of boat and owners names is shortly to be displayed on the Class website. There is still room for more entries, so please do contact us if you are interested.

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50th Anniversary celebrations - bookings open

Friday 29th July to Sunday 31st July 2016

Our ambition is to celebrate our 50th birthday with 50 Contessa 26 yachts lined up on Lymington River, with owners, crew and friends enjoying a full social schedule and time on the water cruising in company.

The first 50 boats to register for the event will receive a limited edition anniversary plaque.

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