Non StopRound Britain and Ireland Race 2014

Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014

If your interested in a big sailing adventure in 2014 the Round Britain and Ireland Race could be for you.  This non stop race takes place once every four years, and will take 12-14 days to complete.

Race start Sunday 10th August 2014

Are you up for the challenge?

The 1,802nm course will take competitors around some of the busiest and most tactically challenging sailing waters in the world. It attracts a diverse range of yachts and crew, most of which are enticed by the challenge it offers as well as the diversity and beauty of the route around Britain and Ireland with spectacular scenery and wildlife.

Most sailors agree that this race is one of the toughest tests as it is nearly as long as an Atlantic crossing, but the changes of direction at headlands will mean constant breaks in the watch system for sail changes and sail trim.

Equinox Sailing have put together a comprehensive package which includes 3 qualifying offshore races and a training weekend, on board SAGA a 54 foot racer/cruiser.  

The crew must compete in a minimum of 500 nm offshore prior to the Round Britain and Ireland Race.  This is not a race for beginners.  

Included in the Round Britain and Ireland Race package
1 training weekend
RORC offshore qualifying races
RORC Round Britain and Ireland Race
All safety equipment
All food onboard, mooring fees, and fuel
Team t-shirts

Package price £4000 per person

Dates 14th/15th June – Training Weekend
Working in watches
Sail changes
Helming
Upwind trim
Downwind trim

We will be competing in the following qualifying races in 2014
Dates are provisional and subject to change
Friday 27th-29th June 2014 – Morgan Cup Race – 100NM 1900 start
A 24-36 hour race in the channel, the course is set depending on the tides and weather.
Friday 11th-13th July 2014 –  Cowes Dinard St Malo Race – 185NM 1200 start
A 24-36 hour race to St Malo, with the boat returning Sunday.
Saturday 26th – 27th July 2014 – Channel Race – 125 NM – 1000 start
A 24-36 hour race in the channel, the course is set depending on the tides and weather.

All dates are subject to change.

Please contact us for more information, or to express and interest in the race.