This is a classic offshore summer race organized by the yacht clubs of Palermo and Monte Carlo. It’s a premium event on the Med circuit and fun to have the finish and hospitality in Monte Carlo!
Meeting in Palermo on the evening of Sunday 18th August for team drinks and dinner, followed by boat prep and practice on Monday/Tuesday 19/20th August to prepare for the start on Wednesday.
The race could be compared with the RORC Caribbean 600, but with less predictable winds and much more demanding weather routing. Ideal for sailors who enjoy a warm breeze and warm water and enjoy the challenges of tricky tactics. The landscapes of Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica are amazing.
We are entering our X-Yacht 46 ‘Impulse’, she is fully equipped for offshore racing with a full suit of racing sails. Sails include: 2018 North mainsail, No.1 Aramid Laminate Jib, No.2 (3DL style) and a Code Zero which is a critical sail for this type of racing.
Whilst ‘Impulse’ is big enough to offer exhilarating performance, she is still small enough to be really engaging to sail.
Book fights to arrive in Palermo by the evening of Sunday 18th August.
Monday 19th August – Boat prep and sailing! Boat familiarisation with a focus on team work, sail changes, manoeuvres and trim.
Tuesday 20th August – Boat prep and sailing! Boat familiarisation with a focus on team work, sail changes, manoeuvres and trim.
Wednesday 21st August – Offshore race start to Montecarlo
Monday 26th August – Regatta prize giving.
Tuesday 27th August – Depart
Race fees and mooring costs, a professional skipper, life jacket and safety equipment and meals onboard during racing. You are welcome to sleep onboard the yacht during the training period, however, for your own comfort and enjoyment we recommend booking a hotel locally for these periods.
Wet weather gear, meals taken ashore and your travel.
Sea Survival – We advise all crew to have completed this 1-day course involving both practical and theory elements. Please let us know if you’d like advice on where best to complete this invaluable course.
Basic waterproofs for racing in the Mediterranean summer etc.
A Leatherman or similar pocket tool.
Sleeping bag and pillow case.
Basic toiletries i.e. toothbrush Personal medication.
Please keep kit to a minimum to reduce the weight of the boat for racing.