North Sea Race
RORC’s North Sea Race which starts from Royal Harwich Yacht Club and sails to the Dutch port of Scheveningen traditionally joins forces with Scheveningen Yacht Club’s North Sea Regatta (the Vuurschepen Offshore Race).
Hosted by the Royal Harwich Yacht Club in their fabulous modern clubhouse, the North Sea Race starts outside Harwich and meanders around the Galloper wind farm before heading north to Smith’s Knoll Buoy and across to the famous sailing city of the Hague and the Scheveningen Yacht Club. The majority of the teams come from the Netherlands, teams from Austria, Great Britain, Belgium, France and Germany will also be racing.
Fast downwind conditions are predicted providing exhilarating conditions for approximately 450 sailors racing across the North Sea.
This will be the 1st time Telefonica is taking part in this race so you can be a member of the crew to lay down the boat record and be part of Telefonica’s history.
Program North Sea Race
We have a day’s training prior to the race start, this will focus on a safety brief, deck brief, MOB drills and sail changes.
After the race and our celebrations, you are welcome to join us on the sail back to Haslar Marina.
There will be a Skipper, Navigator and 2 watch leaders onboard.
When you book onto one of our races you are fully committing yourself, you are not a passenger on this boat.
We really feel strongly that this is your boat to race and we facilitate that in every way we can.
We keep the boat running, look after you, keep you fed and watered and provide support on all the watches.
You are split into 2 watches. On short races, there are 3-hour watches and on longer races, there are 4 hours.
The skipper floats between both watches and is always on hand if you need him.
The watch leaders help you in all aspects of the deck, from sail changes to evolutions. They have experience on the yacht and will keep you safe and competitive.
The navigator is there for your safety. As a crew you will call the race tactics and course, however, the navigator is onboard to help guide you, explain the boats polars, let you know the wind rating on the sails and most importantly, make sure you don’t bump into anything!
They also do all the cooking and cleaning so you get to focus on racing.