The programme for 2019 is mostly based around the RORC offshore race calendar. I intend to do as many of these RORC races as is sensible. This will certainly include the Rolex Fastnet Race.

The programme below is based on the Notice of Race from RORC and JOG, etc. Dates may be subject to change but as of now (January 2019) changes should be unlikely. The RORC 2019 Notice of Race gives further details for each of the races, including dates, start times and rough courses):

2019 RORC NoR (RORC web site)

The key events are in bold below; the others are less certain. (Ones in italics are just for information.)

I hope to start doing some inshore events, including a shakedown and testing weekend early in the season; Easter is significantly later this year than last. If these go well, I might add some more at the end of the season.

One difference this year is the timing of the North Sea Race, which is an event I enjoy and would like to do again if possible. The last two times (2015 and 2018) it came after the Cervantes Trophy race which effectively avoided one delivery. This year the NSR is later, after the MoM and just a week before the DGB, so organisation may be more problematic.

Event Date Location/comments
April Shakedown weekend TBA Sea trials in the Solent for the new main etc., possibly including a WSS race on the Sunday
JOG NJO Sails Cherbourg races Friday 19 + Sunday 21 April
(Easter weekend)
Cowes - Cherbourg - Cowes, one race there, one back, Saturday in Cherbourg
May RORC Cervantes Trophy Saturday 4 May (0900) Cowes - Le Havre
RSrnYC May Regatta Saturday 11 May - Sunday 12 May Possible inshore event? There is otherwise a three week break
RORC Myth of Malham Saturday 25 May (0800) Cowes - Eddystone - Solent
RORC North Sea Race Friday 31 May (1100) Harwich - Scheveningen
return delivery by Monday evening
June RORC De Guingand Bowl Saturday 8 June (0900) Cowes - Around Marks
RORC Morgan Cup Friday 21 June (1900) Cowes - Dieppe
ISC Round the Island Race Saturday 29 June
July RORC IRC Nationals Fri 5 July - Sun 7 July
RORC Dinard-St Malo Race Friday 12 July (0830) Cowes - St Malo
RSYC Taittinger Regatta Friday 26 - Sunday 28 July
RORC Channel Race Saturday 27 July (0900) Cowes - Around Marks
August RORC Rolex Fastnet Race Saturday 3 August (1300) Cowes - Fastnet - Plymouth
September RORC Cherbourg Race Friday 6 September (1900) Cowes - Cherbourg