image of photo credit RORC Round Britain and Ireland race
photo credit RORC Round Britain and Ireland race

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2018

This exciting and demanding race starts from the Royal Yacht Squadron’s line at noon on Sunday 12th August.

The 1,805nm course will take competitors around some of the busiest and most tactically challenging sailing waters in the world 

After leaving Cowes, Isle of Wight the fleet of some 29 entries will sail out of the Solent, past Cornwall’s Lands’ End and out to the west of Ireland before heading north to round Scotland. 

Next it will be down the North Sea to Dover Strait and its busy shipping lanes.

After passing Brighton the crews will strain for first glimpses of the Isle of Wight and home once more.

 

iSevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2018
photo credit RORC
map of RBIR race 2018

 

Paralympic sailor Hannah Stodel is hoping to become the first disabled Vendee Globe competitor and has chartered Class 40 Region Normandie for this race.

 

image of photo credit hannahstodelracing. Hannah Stodel
photo credit hannahstodelracing.
Hannah Stodel

 

The vessel was being outfitted in Hamble Marina when YachtingNews.uk was able to photogragh it.

image of Class 40 Region Normandie lying at Hamble Region.
Class 40 Region Normandie lying at Hamble Marina.

We will update our readers with fresh reports as the news comes in.

image of Region Normandie at Hamble Marina being readied by support staff
Region Normandie at Hamble Marina being readied by support staff

 

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