2018…. looks set to see rusailing developing a fantastic program of racing!
Winter Series (Cascais, Portugal, winter!) – gritty, highly competitive scene where the ‘rusailing team’ are busy sharpening up their skills and learning the new boat in the fleet. Started as a private enterprise, we now have a second boat there and will be running introduction schemes to introduce students to this very exhilarating class. As well as events in Cascais (easy flight, travel and accommodation in Lisbon), there will be events in the Algarve and Porto leading up to The Worlds being held in Cascais!
Annual Lagos to Palos Race 2018 on Xenia – arriving in Lagos on 11th July and sailing from 12th July, training in Lagos bay. Prologue race on Friday 13th July and then the race to Palos starts on 14th July. Great event with Spain v Portugal and then the party hosted by Spain this year. Xenia took 2nd place in class.
Regata Rutas de la Islas organised by Sanxenxo Yacht Club. 31st time this event has been held. Join us on 1st August for 2 days or training and then the event is 3rd, 4th and 5th August. Beautiful sailing area and a high turn out is expected. 1 place available
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 on Xenia (Malta, October) prestigious event with even more competitors than the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race! A fantastically scenic race around the islands and volcano’s scattering Sicily. At over 600Nm, it’s a truly offshore experience that becomes a tactical battle not just to drive the boat forward but also to keep crew conditions at their best. A favourite with professionals and amateurs alike, it’s a fantastic chance to sail a glamorous race in a glamorous location.
Of course, there are the local events to look forward to as ever……..