RORC | Channel Race | Volvo 70

Trip Details

Creator Telefonica BlackView
Type Racing
Start date 1st Aug 2020
Finish date 2nd Aug 2020
Destination - A Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK
Destination - B Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

The Channel Race was originally the second ‘ocean race’, established by the Ocean Racing Club in 1928. In those days the race was aimed towards smaller boats and the course included the Cherbourg Breakwater. In recent years this course has been set around marks, the exact route decided after taking into account the wind and tidal conditions.

Tactics, helming and quick sail changes are the key for this race.

The Boat - Kraken (ex Telefonica Black, Volvo 70) 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 just be sitting on the rail

Class Volvo Ocean
Related Event RORC Channel 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