DATE: Saturday 29th April
COURSE: Cowes – Le Havre via marks
DISTANCE (nm): 110-160
The first offshore race of the domestic season finishes in the second busiest port in France, Le Havre. Depending on the weather conditions, the race may include various marks along the way.
DATE: Monday 20th February
COURSE: Antigua – Antigua
DISTANCE (nm): 600
Now in its ninth year, the RORC Caribbean 600 has established itself as a must-do offshore classic. At a time when the northern hemisphere is in the grips of winter, the draw of sunshine, warm water and constant trade winds are too much to resist.
DATE: Wednesday 12th April
COURCE: Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong to San Fernando, Philippines
DISTANCE (nm): 480
Organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.
This biennial 480nm race starts against the awesome skyline of Hong Kong, before blasting competitors across the China Sea to the stunning beaches of the Philippines.
DATE: Friday 14th- Sunday 16th April
DISTANCE (nm): N/A
As spring arrives in the Solent and boats return to the water, the RORC Easter Challenge offers crews the chance to do some pre-season training and fine-tuning. With the relaxation of RRS41, the highlight of the event is the availability of a selection of experienced coaches on the water to assist teams with getting back up to speed.