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RORC The Channel Race 1st Aug 2020

£295.00

THE RACE – THE CHANNEL RACE

Race Start 09:00 Royal Yacht Squadron Cowes

Race Distance: Cowes to Cowes via channel marks – 110 – 160 nm

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 with Ushant race only two weeks later.

Boat speed, nav and tactics all get a chance to be tried out and optimised.

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ITINERARY

Join the Boat: Friday evening  31 July 2020 20:00hrs

Start: Haslar Marina, Gosport, 01 Aug 2020 06:30hrs (est)

Finish: Haslar Marina, Gosport, 02 May 2020 pm or later…

 

FRIDAY

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.  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.

SATURDAY

With a race start of 09:00, we will leave the dock by 07:00 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.

SUNDAY

Scheduled to arrive back in the evening – wind permitting, once the boat is sorted out then head off after a fine race weekend.

 

INCLUDED

Race Crew Position

Professional Skipper and First Mate

Accommodation on the boat

All race fees

All mooring fees

All food on board at sea

Race instruction and support

 

NOT INCLUDED

Travel to and from the boat

Food on shore

Personal Insurance (highly recommended)

 

REQUIRED

A good level of physical fitness and mobility

Some sailing experience – although first time offshore racers are positively welcomed!