RORC Myth of Malham

RORC Myth of Malham

Date:     Saturday 25th May – Monday 27th May

Miles:    256nm

Course: Cowes – Eddystone Lighthouse – Solent Finish

Fee:        £400

Number of places available: FULL

The fee includes accommodation on board, meals, snacks and drinks whilst racing, mooring fees, diesel costs, race entry.

On board we will have an excellent mix of very experienced round the world racing skipper and crew and others who have not raced before.  A friendly group who intend to race competitively and have some fun on the way.  This is a qualifying race for our Fastnet crew with just one space available.  Whatever your experience get in touch and see if we’re a match for you.

We have two matched Sigma 38’s entered into the Myth of Malham and neither will want to finish behind the other!

The course can be a described as a long windward leeward. Starting from Cowes, the top mark is the Eddystone Lighthouse approximately 12 miles SSW of Plymouth Sound and the race finishes in the Solent.

May is typically a time of changeable weather in the UK and the South Coast of England has complex and significant tidal flows, measuring as much as five metres at the Eddystone Lighthouse. This makes the RORC Myth of Malham a very challenging and popular race.

For many boats that are competing in the Rolex Fastnet Race the RORC Myth of Malham is an important qualifier. Not only does the race cover 230 of the 300nm needed to qualify for the RORC Fastnet, but it follows the same course as the Fastnet as far as the Eddystone Lighthouse

The trophy and race are named after the yacht ‘Myth of Malham’ which was a 37’6″ sloop.  Myth of Malham won the 1947 and 1949 Fastnet Races and in 1957 was part of the winning team for the first Admiral’s Cup.

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