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Cowes - Dinard - St Malo Race 2024

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 in 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 cruising back to Hamble

We recommend you arrive the day/night before.

You are welcome to join the morning of July 5th for the sail to Cowes, but please be aware that we will be leaving promptly at 9:00am.

4th July 2024 Accommodation On Board
Join us for a crew dinner on shore and stay on board for an early start the following morning.

Day 1 - 5th July 2024 Race Day
8:00 – Meet at the boat in Hamble where we will prepare for the race
9:00 – Set off for Cowes
10:50 – First Warning Signal

Day 2 - 6th July 2024 Arrival 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 in the evening

If you want to stay for the Prize Giving, it is schedule for 10:00 on July 7th. You will need to find your own local accommodation and transportation back to Hamble or wherever you wish to go next.

Day 3-4 - 6th-7th July 2024 Mile 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 prior commitments for this day.

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  • Crew positionRacing crew

  • Availability 4 Jul 2024 until 7 Jul 2024

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardPaid by crew

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelFirst 40.7

  • Length12 metres

  • Berth10

  • Sailing from United Kingdom , Hamble

  • Sailing to United Kingdom , Hamble

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionMCA Coded Racer cruiser that has been properly maintained and upgraded. She is one of the last First 40.7's to be made and is in excellent condition. Equipped for Symmetric, Asymmetric and Code Zero Spinnakers, she is versatile enough to comfortably handle a huge range of conditions.

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  • Age41

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    RYA Dinghy Instructor
    RYA Yachtmaster
    STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
    ENG1 cert.

  • Sea Miles 2,500 - 10,000

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Great Experience!


Great Experience, great guys!

18th Sep 2020

Sailed with them across the Atlantic in 2019.


The boat was well taken care of, had enough safety gear. Neil -the skipper- was awesome, I learned a lot. Recommended.

2nd Jun 2020

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