Race Overview

Take part in the exhilarating Cervantes Trophy Race 2024 – an epic sailing challenge that navigates the testing waters of the English Channel. Starting on Saturday 20 April 2024 from Cowes, UK to Le Havre, France, immerse yourself in the thrill of offshore racing on board a cutting-edge Clipper 68 racing yacht. Forge lasting bonds through working with a diverse crew, and be captivated by the incredible landscapes of the English Channel and the French coastline.

Open to enthusiasts of all skill levels, this race provides a unique opportunity to test your mettle and stamina in a competitive racing environment. Guided by seasoned professional Skippers and Mates, participants, whether novices or seasoned sailors, are assured a memorable race experience that promises both personal growth and the joy of sailing in a premier offshore event.

Join the Boat: 0900 – Friday 19 April

Race Start: 0850 – Saturday 20 April

Depart the Boat: Tuesday 23 April

Find out all the information you need on this page or for any enquiries or bookings, please contact us on +44 (0)2393 382848, complete an online enquiry form or email [email protected].

  • Offshore thrills: UK to France race
  • Pro guidance: Skippers lead
  • Scenic views: Channel, French coast
  • Inclusive Race: All Skill Levels


Race Entry

Clipper 68s Available

Training Day (19th April)

Arrival Dinner & On Board Catering

Musto Team Kit

On Board Accommodation

£975 p/p

What’s Included

This event includes the following items. If you would like further clarity on event inclusions please contact us.

  • Race entry fees
  • Professional Race Skipper and First and Second Mates, berthing and insurance
  • Branded Musto technical team top keep, and use of Musto BR2 offshore jacket and salopettes
  • All coded on board safety equipment including lifejacket
  • Food and soft drinks whilst on board participating in practical events


Please note this itinerary is indicative and correct at the time of posting and liable to change at any moment. If you have any questions surrounding the event and listed itinerary do get in touch with a member of the team.

  • Arrival at Clipper HQ in Gosport
  • Briefing and afternoon sail training followed by Dinner ashore (included)
  • Overnight on board in Gosport’s Premier Marina.
  • AM Depart Gosport for some further sailing towards Cowes for the Race start.
  • 0850 – Race Start
  • The race will be between 110-160 miles race that’s expected to take 24-36 hours to complete (subject to conditions)
  • Sunday 21 April: On arrival in Le Havre you may have the opportunity to enjoy some local hospitality before commencing the return sail to Gosport
  • Monday 22 April: Return travel to Gosport

Expect to depart the yachts no later than 1600 from Gosport Premier Marina on the final day.

Who Can Enter

In order to take part in some sailing race events additional training and qualification events may need to be completed. Please make sure you meet the criteria listed within this section or contact the team for further information.

  • 1. The Cervantes Trophy Race is open to all over 18s.
  • 2. Previous sailing experience is not required.
  • 3. This event is open to corporate teams or teams of friends looking for an unforgettable experience.
  • 4. Book your place in advance to secure your berth.
  • 5. Add more miles to your logbook.