The Cowes- Dinard – St Malo race is one of the oldest events in the RORC racing calendar. The race will provide the team with a varied and interesting course, as once we’ve have headed west out of the Solent, our first natural race markers are the amazing Channel Islands, which often prove challenging to negotiate as we fly towards the Breton Coast.
Being 151 n.mile, this is a great opportunity to gain and develop your skills and knowledge and will add to your nautical miles which will allow you to compete ad fastnet.
Famous for being a fishing town, depending on how the race goes, we hope to explore the streets, soak in the atmosphere and enjoy their specialities, food! Before crusing back to Hamble
We recommend you arrive the day/night before.
Departure & Return Location
Start Date & Time
7th July. 1st Signal 1450
Accommodation on board (shared cabins)
Meals (self service) - Lunch
Certified Professional Skipper
Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
Insurance for the yacht
Personal locating beacon
Meals (Breakfast & Dinner)
Shore based accommodation
Personal insurance (we recommend Topsail)
T-Shirt with your national flag
What to Expect
Professional InstructionOur Skippers are experienced instructors that make every crew member feel welcome and tailor their delivery to the experience and style of the crew
Competitive boatAlthough the taking part is often fun, we believe the full experience comes from pushing ourselves to the max and competing with other boats on the water with a view to win
High safety standardsMaintaining and equipping a yacht to a high standard is not an easy task. No expense is spared in ensuring the best equipment is selected and repairs are undertaken quickly and proficiently.
No PassengersAlthough we are happy to provide sight seeing adventures, this experience is a regatta so you can expect to be actively involved in sailing the boat, there isn't any rail meat on our boats.
Day 1Race Day
10:00 – Meet at the boat in hamble where we’ll prepare for the race and set off for a quick practice.
14:50 – First Signal
Day 2Arrival in St Malo
With a 151 mile race we should arrive in St Malo approximately 24 hrs after departure (weather dependent)
We’ll rest here briefly, use the facilities and depart for Hamble
Day 3-4Mile builder back from St. Malo
All being well, we’ll be back in Hamble on Sunday evening, we may arrive back into Hamble on Monday so please ensure you don’t have any priory commitments for this day.