Meet at Portsmouth
Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.
Depart from Portsmouth
Kick off the RORC offshore season with this great opening race. This race is more of a sprint than a marathon, with you covering between 110 and 160 nautical miles as you race from Cowes to Le Harve in France (via marks in the Channel). After the race, enjoy the short cruise back to Cowes.
Start: Port Hamble Marina, 08 May 2018 1600hrs
Finish: Port Hamble, 10 May 2018 am
Arrive in Gunwharf Quat Marina, Portsmouth on Friday night to meet and eat with the rest of your crew. Then it’s an early start on Saturday to head to the start line off Cowes.
The first offshore race of the domestic season finishes in the second busiest port in France, Le Havre. Depending on the weather conditions, the race may include various marks along the way. It always provides a good shakedown and sets you up well for the season. Overlooking the finish line, the Société des Régates du Havre hosts the finish with great food and a warm welcome.
Weather and tide dependent, we may drop into Le Havre for some R&R before the delivery cruise back to Portsmouth.