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Guernsey Ports welcomes first major sailing regatta of 2024

Le Télégramme Tresco Trophée is the curtain-raiser for a busy summer of sailing events in Guernsey, with more than 25 booked in for the coming months.

It is the 41st year that members of the Yacht-Club de Morlaix in Brittany are taking part in this popular race, which has brought more than 20,000 French visitors to Guernsey over the years.

Approximately 65 yachts have signed up for this year's regatta, most of whom will have 5-6 crew members.

They will set sail from Morlaix Bay at around 7pm on Wednesday, with the first boats likely to arrive in Guernsey from late morning on Thursday, depending on the wind conditions.

At midday on Friday, the competitors will enjoy one of their all-important traditions - a 'crab party' in the Victoria Marina where the crews dine together on their boats and indulge in fresh local seafood. 

Around 7pm on Friday, the competitors will celebrate with their annual fete at Castle Cornet, where the results of the first stage of the race will be announced.

They will depart Guernsey around 9am on the Saturday morning for the second stage of the race to Perros-Guirec.

Meanwhile, 24 members of the Pays de Saint-Brieuc Yacht Club are scheduled to sail 11 yachts into Guernsey on Wednesday to experience Liberation Day with members of the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club.

In a busy week for Guernsey Harbours, cruise ships are also scheduled to arrive in our waters on five consecutive days, starting with the 835 capacity Amera on Friday (10th), followed by the 1,498 capacity Renaissance on Saturday.

Smaller liners Hebridean Sky and Exploris One will visit the Bailiwick on Sunday and Monday respectively, before the 1,400 capacity Ambienceand the returning Amerabothpay avisit on Tuesday.