Cherbourg Race

Trip details

Creator Yacht KrakenView
Type Racing
Start date 6th Sep 2019
Finish date 8th Sep 2019
Origin Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK
Destination Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

Course: Cowes – Cherbourg

Distance (nm): 80

The last race of the domestic season takes competitors on a dash across the Channel to Cherbourg. This race is often the decider for the annual class winners and therefore still hugely competitive. The race is usually won and lost in the escape from the Solent, in the strong tides on the approach to Cherbourg or in the last mile along the inside of the breakwater of the Grande Rade. The race is never over until you are motoring in, ready for the lively welcome that awaits all competitors at the Cherbourg Yacht Club.

Kraken is a stripped out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!

On Kraken we like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not be sitting on the rail.

Class Volvo Ocean
Related Event RORC Cherbourg Race

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Trip boat

Name Kraken
Total Berths 12
Home Port Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK
Model Volvo Open 70
Coded Yes
Area Category 2