Race Overview

Embark on a classic racing adventure with the Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race 2024, one of Europe’s time-honoured offshore sailing events, starting on Friday 5 July 2024. Drawing in a diverse fleet of yachts and a community of sailors, this race is not just about coveted trophies but also the challenge of navigating the English Channel and its unpredictable conditions.

Seize the chance to be part of this historic event by joining us as a crew member aboard a Clipper 68 yacht. Under the expert guidance of our seasoned Skipper and Mates, participants, regardless of their sailing background, will become integral team members. With the opportunity to experience a range of weather conditions, you’ll race past the scenic landscapes of the Isle of Wight, the enchanting Brittany coast, and ultimately arrive in the storied port of St Malo in France.

Whether you’re new to sailing or a seasoned sailor, this presents an amazing opportunity to engage in a class race, offering an unparalleled blend of adventure, challenge, and a truly unforgettable sailing experience.

Join the Boat: 0900 – Thursday 4 July

Race Start: 1050 – Friday 5 July

Depart the Boat: Monday 8/Tuesday 9 July

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].

  • One of the oldest sailing races in the RORC calendar
  • Start at the Royal Yacht Squadron Line
  • Race out of the Solent & across the Channel
  • Finish outside of the famous walled port of St Malo

AT A GLANCE

Race Entry

Clipper 68s Available

Training Day

Arrival Dinner & On Board Catering

Musto Kit

On Board Accommodation

£1,140 per person

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

Itinerary

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.

  • 0900 Arrival at Clipper HQ for briefing and 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.
  • 1050 – Race Start
  • Saturday 6 JulyDependant on weather we would usually expect a 24 hour race, however this may vary.
  • On arrival there should be time to enjoy the atmosphere in St Malo before returning to Gosport. 
  • Sunday 7 July – Return sail to Gosport
  • We have built an extra day into the itinerary to allow for any delays due to weather, so expect to depart the yachts no later than 1600 on Monday or Tuesday from Gosport’s Premier Marina.  

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. This Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race is open to all over 18s. 
  • 2. This event is open to individuals and group entries. Prices are per person.
  • 3. Previous sailing experience is not required for this race. 
  • 4. Book your place in advance to secure your berth.
  • 5. Add more miles to your logbook.