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Wednesday 21st July 2021 Ocean Village, Southampton

Chasing and photographing the competitors during the Panerai British Classic's Regatta

The Panerai British Classic Regatta is the premier classic yacht regatta in the UK! With yachts from all around the globe coming together to race this promises to be an action packed day of fast paced photography on the Solent!


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About this event

What better way to enjoy the Summer, than with a day of exhilarating action on The Solent chasing some of the World's best Yachtsmen and women. The Panerai British Classic week brings together 100's of yachts and sailors of all classes to the Isle of Wight and more importantly to the relatively small area of water that is The Solent. Since 2002 when ten yachts attended the inaugural BCYC regatta held in Cowes this event has grown and grown and is now a week-long regatta of rallying and racing split into many classes. 


So why not join us for a day of photography with these wonderful classic yachts, some dating back to before the Second World War.


Our day will start at Ocean Village, Southampton at around 10.30am where we set sail for the races and the main hub of activity. During the day we will visit locations like the Needles and Yarmouth where many of the yachts will be seen jostling for position during their races. We will return to Ocean Village around 16.30pm after what is hoped a great day out capturing all the action up close and personal.  


Places are limited to 11 due to insurance and the boat we will be aboard. Our boat for the day is Anchorman, a large Catamaran that is perfect for photography with its large rear deck and top speed of 28knots. Dave our skipper is an extremely experienced sailor with over 20 years of sailing the Solent under his belt, not to mention his time as a Calshot Lifeboatman. So you are assured of a great safe day in the thick of all the action.

Currently all of our events will run in line with our Covid-19 policy that follows government guidelines. You can find our Covid-19 policy information page here.

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lense cloths
  • Lenses
  • Camera protection - rain covers etc

Other things you should bring

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water


  • All levels welcome


  • Medium

Other essentials

  • Sturdy outdoor shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Wet weather gear

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