RORC St Malo Race

RORC St Malo Race

Date:     Friday 12th July – Monday 15th July

Miles:    151nm

Race:     Cowes – Dinard – St Malo

Fee:        £500

Number of places available: 1

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

On board we will have a friendly crew 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 Cowes, Dinard, St Malo Race and neither will want to finish behind the other!

The RORC St Malo Race is one of the most popular RORC races on the calendar and the walled port city of St Malo, Brittany, France welcomes racers with its seafood and fine wines.  The 170-mile race pre-dates the Royal Ocean Racing Club by almost 20 years, with the overall winner taking the impressive gold plated King Edward VII Cup, presented by the British Monarch to the Club Nautique de la Rance at Dinard in 1906. The Cowes Dinard St Malo Race is the ninth race of the 13 race series for the RORC Season’s Points Championship and with the exception of the Rolex Fastnet Race, is likely to have the largest entry of the RORC season.

The timing of the race coincides with the celebration of the storming of the Bastille in 1789, a symbol of the uprising of the modern French nation. Bastille Day is one of the biggest celebrations throughout France and the fortress village of St Malo will be a hive of festivities and cultural celebrations culminating in an impressive firework display.

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 to download.

Contact Us

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.


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