RORC Morgan Cup Race onboard Telefonica Black
Date: 10 Jul — 14 Jul 2021
Location: Portsmouth, UK — Cork, Ireland
Distance: 324 Nm
Category 3 Race with Category 2 liferaft, AIS Transponder and RORC prescriptions
To quote one of our crew
“life is too short to do long races on a small boats”
Telefonica Black was born to race, here are some of the race records she holds:
- Round Britain and Ireland – 5 days 21 hours
- Fastnet – 1 day 18 hours and 39 mins (fastest 24 hours during the race 530miles)
- The fastest monohull world record of 596.6 miles in 24 hours. This was held for 7 years until it was broken by Commanchie in 2015
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.
We provide a professional skipper, 2 watch leaders and a Navigator. You are split into 2 watches. On short races, there 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(s) 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.
We cover a broad spectrum of different types of racing and there is something for everyone.