Distance (nm): 110-160
The RORC domestic offshore season traditionally starts on the first UK May Bank Holiday and, for many years, has started off the RYS line in Cowes and finished in Le Havre. Starting from 0800 on Saturday 30 April 2022 the fleet will once again compete for prestigious trophies, including the Cervantes Trophy.
Situated at the mouth of the River Seine, the port city of Le Havre plays host to unusual architecture designed by Auguste Perret, and has been an UNESCO World Heritage site since 2005.
The Société des Regatés du Havre always extend a very warm welcome to the RORC fleet and, with regular cross channel ferry travel from Portsmouth, it is also possible for friends and family to join in the fun in Le Havre.
The Cervantes Trophy (awarded for BCT IRC) was first presented to the Club in 1972 by Bob Watson who named his host of successful boats Cervantes. Together with Edward Heath (Morning Cloud) and Arthur Slater (Prospect of Whitby), Cervantes was part of the winning British Admiral’s Cup team in 1971. The current holder of the Cervantes Trophy is Ed Fishwick’s Redshift (Farr GP42).
An offshore race prepared Beneteau First 40.7, the most successful cruiser racer ever built. Complete with race and delivery sails and several spinnakers, the boat is fast, safe and easily sailed. Down below, we have all (most) mod cons and is very comfortable. We sail with two watches, so there is always an opportunity to get involved and when you are off watch – soak in the experience, sit back and enjoy the ride!
This is an adventurous sailing trip, on an offshore race prepared yacht – so be prepared for some fast and exciting sailing…
All Safety Gear – lifejacket and personal AIS, harnesses
Wet Weather gear if required
All food onboard
All berthing fees
All race fees
Help and guidance
A whole lot of fun!
Travel to and from the yacht
Food and drink ashore