Get into the chocolates - RORC Easter Challenge
Entry is open for the RORC Easter Challenge supported by North Sails. From 7th-9th April, the first UK regatta of the Royal Ocean Racing Club 2023 season has up to three inshore races per day scheduled over the Easter Bank Holiday. Complimentary on-the-water coaching is led by RYA Keelboat Coach Mason King and his team. Racing is followed by comprehensive video debriefs at the RORC Cowes Clubhouse. With vital pre-season training and fine-tuning the RORC Easter Challenge is the ideal event for any team to kick-start their campaign.
“Race starts are always important, so before the first warning signal on Friday we will run numerous practice starts,” confirmed RORC Racing Manager Steve Cole. “The RORC Easter Challenge will have a mixture of windward-leeward and round the cans races. A selection of courses and wind angles presents a perfect opportunity to improve your racing. The regatta is suitable for teams with an offshore programme, as well as inshore. The racing will be competitive but the real goal here is to tune up for the coming season. The courses will be designed to hone boat handling, tactics and navigation. All competitors will get a warm welcome at the RORC Cowes Clubhouse.”
With the relaxation of RRS41, the highlight of the event is the availability of experienced coaches on the water to assist teams with getting back up to speed. Mason King’s team will be supplemented by North Sails experts and a drone pilot in a support RIB. Many of the teams will be racing with North Sails experts, including Ian Atkins’ GP42 Dark ‘N’ Stormy which will have North Sails UK General Manager Ian Walker calling tactics.
"The RORC Easter Challenge is the perfect way to get the season started," commented Ian Walker. "The North Sails team will be out on the water in force and on hand ashore to help with the debriefing. We look forward to helping everyone to blow away the cobwebs, learn some new tricks and get their season up and running in the best possible way."
The RORC Easter Challenge is an open regatta and the RORC Clubhouse debriefs are a great way to rub shoulders with the competition. The RORC Restaurant and Bar will be open to all competitors. Prizes for the RORC Easter Challenge are Easter Eggs, but the real success for every team will be improving performance for the season ahead.
For more information about the RORC Easter Challenge including on-line entry: https://sailracehq.com/notice-board/75efcff7-ee0a-4013-989e-aaba1662de35