RORC Cervantes Trophy 8th May 2020


The first RORC 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. The race always provides a good test for our crew, particularly for those who are looking forward to the Fastnet Race. Overlooking the finish line, the Société des Régates du Havre hosts the finish with great food and a warm welcome




Join the Boat: Friday morning  08 May 2020 12:00hrs (est)

Start: Haslar Marina, Gosport, 08 May 2020 15:00hrs (est)

Finish: Haslar Marina, Gosport, 10 May 2020 pm or later…



The race crew meets on board on Friday morning, with a plan to arrive around 12:00 which gives us time to run through a full safety briefing, get the boat organised and discuss our race strategy and tactics.

Friday is when we finalise our starting crew positions and set up a buddy and watch system for newer or less experienced crew members.

With a race start in the evening, we will race over to Le Havre overnight on Friday night round a series of marks set by RORC.

Once out of the Solent, we start our watch system early, with a 4 hours on 4 hours off rota in daylight and 3 hour watches at night.

On arrival to Le Havre look forward to a pontoon party and some lovely French food before an early departure back to the Solent.




Brisk cruise back to the Solent – a chance to try new crew positions and a new set of race tactics without the pressure of a race.  Planning to arrive back in the evening, once the boat is sorted out then head off after a fine cross channel yacht race weekend.

Additional information


Race Crew Position
Professional Skipper and First Mate
Accommodation on the boat from Friday to Sunday nights inclusive
All race fees
All mooring fees
All food on board at sea
Race instruction and support
Race shirt

Travel to and from the boat
Food on shore in Le Havre
Personal Insurance (highly recommended)

A good level of physical fitness and mobility
Some sailing experience – although first time offshore racers are positively welcomed!