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RORC St Malo Race 2020

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2 Nights

Another classic RORC race – and one of the oldest events on the calendar – takes you from Cowes to St Malo, France. The race will provide us with a varied and interesting course, as once we’ve have headed west out of the Solent, our first natural race markers are the amazing Channel Islands, which often prove challenging to negotiate as we blast towards the Breton Coast.

We will have a thrilling night sail and have to be on our toes as there will be strong competition. We will be achieving approximately 175nM. After crossing the finish line, we will end the race in the stunning walled town of St Malo, which after a hard race is a welcome treat!

St Malo is a stunning fishing market town, famous for its oyster restaurants and fine dining. Fortunately, we will have ample time after the race to wander the cobbled streets and soak up the atmosphere before settling down to a cold bottle of something nice.

We will then take a gentle cruise back to the Solent, giving us time to reflect on the amazing adventure we’ve all just been on!

Trip Start: 17 July 2020

Trip End: 19 July 2020

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VESSEL

Vessel Type

Volvo Open 70

Vessel Length

70ft

Skipper

Yes

Berth

This is a race yacht, so no airs and graces. Berths are hot bunking.

YOUR TRIP

Deposit and cancellation:

Balance upfront. Non-refundable, unless berth is filled.

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Included

  • A place on the race crew
  • Professional Race Skipper and First Mate
  • Food, fuel, race entry and mooring fees
  • Wet weather gear

Additional

  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore

Practical Info

  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

GETTING THERE (AND BACK)

Getting there

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.

Getting back

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

Another classic RORC race – and one of the oldest events on the calendar – takes you from Cowes to St Malo, France. The race will provide us with a varied and interesting course, as once we’ve have headed west out of the Solent, our first natural race markers are the amazing Channel Islands, which often prove challenging to negotiate as we blast towards the Breton Coast.

We will have a thrilling night sail and have to be on our toes as there will be strong competition. We will be achieving approximately 175nM. After crossing the finish line, we will end the race in the stunning walled town of St Malo, which after a hard race is a welcome treat!

St Malo is a stunning fishing market town, famous for its oyster restaurants and fine dining. Fortunately, we will have ample time after the race to wander the cobbled streets and soak up the atmosphere before settling down to a cold bottle of something nice.

We will then take a gentle cruise back to the Solent, giving us time to reflect on the amazing adventure we’ve all just been on!

ITINERARY

Start: Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, 17 July 2020

Finish: Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, 19 July 2020, am

As the race starts Friday afternoon we’ll all meet in Portsmouth to prep the yacht and head out towards the start line. This race will take us across the English Channel to our destination in St Malo. Here we will spend the rest of Saturday recovering from a fast and energetic race. Then we shall head back home on the Sunday, back to Gunwharf Quays.

KIT LIST

  • Waterproof or soft kit bag (no hard cases with wheels)
  • 1 complete set of dry clothes
  • Passport
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sun cream
  • Any medication you require
  • Seasickness pills if needed
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers as required
  • Safety knife
  • Head torch
  • Sailing boots

INSURANCE

Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.

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