Cervantes Trophy Race
The RORC Cervantes Trophy Race is the first race of the world’s largest offshore racing championship, with in excess of 600 yachts expected to take part over the course of the season. Depending on the weather conditions, the race may include various marks along the way. It always provides a good shakedown, particularly for those practising for longer races later in the season.
The majority of the teams racing are Corinthian sailors, who will be taking on some top professional teams during the series. More often than not, the championship is won by an amateur team, with the skill, tenacity, and determination to succeed.
Program Cervantes Trophy Race
After a day of training, the race from the Solent to Le Havre will start from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line in Cowes. The professional crew on onboard will help guide you over the channel on the hunt for line honours.
On the other side you will receive a warm welcome at Société des Regates du Havre, founded in 1838, it is the oldest yacht club in continental Europe. After a night enjoying the hospitality we will head back to Portsmouth hopefully with some silverware!
Onboard Telefonica Black
The training day will focus on a safety brief, deck brief, MOB drills and sail changes. 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 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 they are 3-hour watches and on longer races, they 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!