In thanking Carey Olsen for its support, Regatta chairman Bill Harris welcomed the firm on board and said that this was an exciting development for the sailing community that would reinforce the Regatta's established profile both on and off the island. In picking up the baton, Carey Olsen is joining a distinguished line-up of companies that have provided outstanding support to the Regatta since 1999 when the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club, St Helier Yacht Club and St Catherine's Sailing Club first joined forces to produce the combined clubs' Jersey Regatta.
Carey Olsen managing partner Alex Ohlsson said: "We are delighted to sponsor the Jersey Regatta for the next three years. The event is the largest in the Jersey sailing calendar and offers three days of great racing across a number of different classes. The Regatta's success over the past 21 years is testament to the hard work and dedication of the Committee and volunteers from the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club, St Helier Yacht Club and St Catherine's Sailing Club without whom the event would not be possible. As new Regatta sponsors, we look forward to supporting them in the years to come and see the event go from strength to strength."
The Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta, scheduled to run from 11 – 13 September, 2020, is an open event that will be held in the beautiful natural arena of St Aubin's Bay and, in the case of the cruiser classes, the island's coastal waters. As ever, the programme provides for three days of friendly competition in the cruiser, sports boat, day boat, sport catamaran, dinghy and windsurfer classes, all coupled with a lively après-sail programme ashore. The Regatta, traditionally, draws the island's sailing community out in force to pit their wits and skills against visiting boats from the Channel Islands, France and the UK.