RORC Cowes-Dinard-St Malo 7th – 11th July 2022
One of the oldest races in the RORC calendar, this race provides us with a varied and interesting course.
This package includes:
- 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
- Wet weather gear
- Race entry fees
Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.
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-St Malo
The race will provide us with a varied and interesting course, as once we 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 Portsmouth, giving us time to reflect on the amazing adventure we’ve all just been on!
Although the race distance is 151NM the total distance for this trip is 300NM including delivery back to Portsmouth.
Training Day: Thursday 7th July 2022, Portsmouth, UK
Race Start: Friday, 8th July 2022, Cowes, UK.
Meeting at Telefonica Black’s home port of Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth for a day of training and familiarising ourselves with the boat before an early night in preparation for the race. The race starts Friday afternoon so we will meet in Portsmouth to prep the boat and head out towards the start line off Cowes.
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 Cowes-St Malo 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.
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