DATE: Wednesday 16th October
COURSE: Victoria (HK) – Nha Trang
DISTANCE (nm): 673
Organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.
First run in 1996, then biennially since 2004, this year will mark the eighth edition of this, the longest Category 1 offshore race in Asia. A challenging, predominantly downwind and fast passage to Nha Trang, on the southeastern coast of Vietnam, the race has once again been recognised as a qualifying race for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.
DATE: Saturday 19th October
COURSE: Valletta, Strait of Messina, Stromboli, Pantelleria, Lampedusa, Valletta.
DISTANCE (nm): 608
Organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club
The Rolex Middle Sea Race has one of the most spectacular courses of all the classic offshore races.
- Race Date:
DATE: Saturday 5th May
COURSE: Cowes – Le Havre via marks
DISTANCE (nm): 110-160
The first offshore race of the domestic season is a cross-Channel dash to Le Havre. Depending on the weather conditions, the race may include various marks along the way.