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RORC | St Malo | Volvo 70

Trip Details

Creator Telefonica BlackView
Type Cruising
Start date 17th Jul 2020
Finish date 19th Jul 2020
Destination - A Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK
Destination - B Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK

Meet at Kraken's home port, Gunwharf Quays before traveling to the start line off Cowes. The Cowes- Dinard – St Malo race is one of the oldest events in the RORC racing calendar and one of our favourite events. The race will provide us 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 blast towards the Breton Coast.

We will have a thrilling night sail and have to be on our toes as there will be strong competition. We will be achieving approximately 175nM. After crossing the finish line, we will end the race in the stunning walled town of St Malo, which after a hard race is a welcome treat!

St Malo is a stunning fishing market town, famous for its oyster restaurants and fine dining. Fortunately we will have ample time after the race to wander the cobbled streets and soak up the atmosphere before settling down to a cold bottle of something nice.

We will then take a gentle cruise back to Krakens home port at Gunwharf Quays, giving us time to reflect on the amazing adventure we've all just been on!

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

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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