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.

Report and minutes of 2015 AGM

There was an excellent turnout for the AGM held at RLYC on Saturday 14th November 2015 the Class Captains  - Michael and Diana Lindsey, Secretary – David Houlton, Michael Harrison Racing Officer, Treasurer – Ben Pugh, Barry Pickthall – Guest and Consultant for 50th Anniversary Book, and an additional 30 members and friends.

The minutes are attached below, members need to login to see and download them


Agenda and Minutes for AGM

If you are a member of the Association you can log in and download the AGM agenda and last years minutes which will be become visible at the foot of this article once logged in.

2016 preliminary racing events dates for CO26 racers

Preliminary racing events dates for 2016:

  • National Championships Lymington Town SC 3 and 4 September 2015.
  • J P Morgan Asset management Round the Island  2 July.
  • Cowes Classics Week* Monday 11 to Friday 15 July.

*not part of our racing programme but a number of boats have expressed interest and will be supporting this event

Look forward to seeing you all on the water in 2016

Best regards
Mike Harrison

Racing Captain

New Contessa 26 Book to published for 2015 AGM

New Book: Contessa 26 - The first 50 years'
Publication date: 14th November 2015
The first 50 years is a milestone in anyone's terms, but for a boat design to achieve that and still be very active as a class is very significant.
The Contessa 26 conceived by Jeremy Rogers in his yard in Lymington is as actively cruised, raced and loved by its owners now as it was when it first burst

Download this file (Contessa 26 50th Anniversary Book Form.pdf)Book Order Form