JOG Cherbourg 2016

The JOG Cherbourg Race is an overnight race to the French port of Cherbourg. Cherbourg has held strategic importance since the 16th Century. During World War II the Germans occupied the North of France and fortified the coastline against invasion. As a deep-water port, Cherbourg was very heavily protected against seaborne assault.

The Battle of Cherbourg, fought by the Allies in June 1944 against the Germans following the Normandy Invasion, ended on the 30th June with the Allies capturing the city and its vital port.

Cherbourg still holds an arsenal of the French Navy. It is also a ferryport with lines to the English ports of Poole and Portsmouth, the Irish port of Rosslare Harbour and St Helier on Jersey.

After the race there will be time to explore before cruising back to Hamble early Sunday morning.

Why not join us on our race prepared Sigma 38 and race in the largest one-design fleets on the South Coast.

Date 23rd/25th September
Start Cowes 
Finish Cherbourg 
Distance 75NM
Approx No Days 1

Cost £200

Please contact us if you would be interested in joining us for this race.  It is part of our Coastal Race Series which includes 4 JOG races and Round the Island Race. For further details please visit our Coastal Race Series page.

If you would like to join us but would like to get some more experience or brush up on some racing skills before coming along, have a look at our courses page.  We have a set of yacht racing worksheets available for download- please click here.

If you are unsure if this race is right for you contact us and we will be happy to discuss your experience and your sailing goals to help you choose the best option for you.