RORC Cherbourg Race 2nd – 4th September 2022

Join us for the last race in the UK season in a dash across the English Channel. 

This package includes:

  • Skipper
  • 2 x Watch leader
  • Pre-departure Safety Briefing
  • On board training
  • Your bunk
  • Team shirt
  • Marina and Berthing fees
  • Food on board while racing and training
  • Lifejacket
  • Wet weather gear
  • Race entry fees

Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.

The Boat

Telefonica Black is a stripped-out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze-dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!

We like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail.

The Race – Cowes to Cherbourg 

Meeting at Telefonica Black’s home port, Gunwharf Quays Marina, Portsmouth, before travelling to the race start line off Cowes.

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 110nms. After crossing the finish line, we will end the race in the stunning walled town of Cherbourg, which after a hard race is a welcome treat!

After enjoying the hospitality that France is famous for, we will then take a gentle cruise back to Telefonica Black’s home port at Gunwharf Quays Marina, giving us time to reflect on the amazing adventure we’ve all just been on!

Training Day: Friday 2nd September 2022

Race Start: Friday 2nd September 2022, 6pm

Arrive in Gunwharf Quays Marina at the yacht at 9am for a day of training before sailing to Cowes in the evening.

The training day will focus on a safety brief, deck brief, MOB drills and sail changes.

There will be a Skipper, and 2 watch leaders onboard.

When you book onto one of our races you are fully committing yourself, you are not a passenger on this boat. We really feel strongly that this is your boat to race and we facilitate that in every way we can. We keep the boat running, look after you, keep you fed and watered and provide support on all the watches.

You are split into 2 watches. On short races, they are 3-hour watches and on longer races, they are 4 hours. The skipper floats between both watches and is always on hand if you need him. The watch leaders help you in all aspects of the deck, from sail changes to evolutions. They have experience on the yacht and will keep you safe and competitive.

For more information and the history of the race please visit the RORC Cherbourg Race website.

Westabout Ltd cannot guarantee the dates or routes given. We will always prioritise your safety. Due to bad weather or wind conditions, there can be delays for which we cannot accept liability.

Full Trip Payment:

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