A 250 nautical mile chase upwind west to the Eddystone lighthouse and back to Cowes under spinnaker – perhaps the ultimate windward/leewards race!
In a fleet including some of the top race boats in the World, our IRC class will be closely fought.
Join the Boat: Friday evening 22 May 2020 20:00hrs
Start: Haslar Marina, Gosport, 23 May 2020 07:00hrs (est)
Finish: Haslar Marina, Gosport, 24 May 2020 pm
The race crew meets on board on Friday evening, with a plan to arrive around 20:00 which gives us time to run through a full safety briefing, get the boat organised and discuss our race strategy and tactics over a glass of wine. Friday evening 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 of 07:00, we will leave the dock by 05:00 and head to Cowes for the start – breakfast on the way, as a crew sails on it’s stomach!
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.
Planning to arrive back in the early evening, once the boat is sorted out then head off after a fine cross channel yacht race weekend.
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
Travel to and from the boat
Food on shore
Personal Insurance (highly recommended)
A good level of physical fitness and mobility
Some sailing experience – although first time offshore racers are positively welcomed!