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.