RORC De Guingand Bowl 13th – 15th May 2022

Join us for this fun, fast and tactical race. This race heads out to the west from the Royal Yacht Squadron line, rounding marks and waypoints in the English Channel before returning to the Solent to finish. 

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 – Cervantes Trophy

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

This is a highly technical race and involves high-level race strategy. This is one of the RORC’s shorter races, which makes it ideal for everyone limited on time but looking to stretch themselves. The race normally takes 24-36hrs and achieves between 110 and 160nms.

As we start the race, from the Royal Yacht Squadron, we will be passing key navigational landmarks before crossing the finish line in the Solent.

Training Day: Friday 13th May 2022

Race Start: Saturday 14th May 2022

Arrive in Gunwharf Quays Marina at the yacht at 9am for a day of training before a weekend of racing.

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 De Guingand Bowl 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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