Myth of Malham Race RORC

Myth of Malham Race RORC

7 days
2025 21 till 27 May
Cherbourg (FR)
Cherbourg (FR)
230 NM
All Inclusive (cook together)
€ 2.195,-

Race Highlights

Mini Fastnet: A condensed version of the legendary Fastnet Race.

Challenging Route: Navigational test around complex headlands.

Notable Landmarks: Key points include Portland Bill and Eddystone Lighthouse.

Distance: A 230-mile maritime marathon.

Competitors: Typically 130 – 150 yachts, a fleet of ambition.

Spectacular Scenery: The Jurassic Coast’s dramatic cliffs and rugged headlands.

Strategic Navigation: Mastering tides and currents, especially in Lyme Bay and around Portland Bill.

Return Leg: A potential fast downwind sprint back to Cowes, under spinnaker if lucky.

Tactical Complexity: Not just a race of speed, but a chess game with the elements.

How racing works

Max Guests: 6 — This allows for personalized attention and a hands-on experience, ensuring each participant gets the most out of their sailing adventure.
Crew: Experienced Skipper & First Mate — A Yachtmaster certified skipper guarantees both safety and expert navigation, which is crucial for handling the challenges of open-water sailing.
Accommodation — The yachts feature three double occupancy cabins, ensuring comfortable lodging for all guests.
Challenging Weather Conditions — Sailing in these regions often involves dealing with strong winds. Knowledge and skill in navigating these conditions are imperative for a safe and enjoyable experience.
Complex Currents — The waters around England are known for their significant and complex currents. Understanding tidal patterns and current navigation is essential for safe and efficient sailing.
Safety — It’s crucial for all on board to have a basic understanding of sailing to contribute to the safe operation of the yacht.
Enjoyment and Participation — A certain level of experience is key to fully engaging in and enjoying the adventure, as well as understanding the nuances of sailing.
Team Dynamics — Experience aids in integrating with the crew, understanding different roles, and contributing effectively to the team effort.

Race day to day

In this nautical challenge, sailors embark on a mini Fastnet, a 230-mile duel with the sea. The course, a serpent twisting past notorious headlands like Portland Bill and the stark Eddystone Lighthouse, is a navigator’s crucible and a tactician’s dream. With 130 – 150 yachts in the fray, it’s a bustling fleet setting sail. The Jurassic Coast accompanies, its towering cliffs a silent testament to time, watched by crews as they navigate Lyme Bay’s cunning tides. The return leg from Eddystone Light is a sailor’s delight, a brisk downwind dash to Cowes, often with spinnakers billowing like triumphant flags. But it’s not all about speed – strategy and weather play their parts in this grand game of chess on the waves. Aye, the Myth of Malham is more than a race; it’s a maritime saga etched in wind and water. Remember, a sailor’s journey is never just about the race. It’s about the sea, the sky, and the wind. It’s about the boat beneath us and the crew beside us. Fair winds and following seas!

  • Morning: Cast off from Cherbourg. A fair wind and a rising tide, we set sail for Cowes. It’s about 12-16 hours of true sailing, a chance to find our sea legs and get in tune with our Beneteau First 40.
  • Evening: Arrival in Cowes, the heart of British sailing. A chance to stretch our legs and breathe in the salty air of this historic sailing town.
  • Morning: Up with the larks for a day of training. We’ll push the boat and ourselves, practicing maneuvers, refining our teamwork, and tuning the rig for what lies ahead.
  • Afternoon: Continue honing our skills, with a keen eye on the weather and the tides. It’s about understanding the boat and the sea, a dance that’s as old as time.
  • Evening: A debrief over dinner, sharing tales and strategies. Rest well; the morrow brings the race.
  • All Day: Final preparations for the race. Check every inch of the yacht, from the tip of the mast to the depth of the bilge. Provisioning, weather briefings, and a final check of our course and tactics.
  • Evening: Early to berth for a good night’s rest. The sea awaits us at dawn.
  • Start: The race begins. It’s about 40-60 hours of battling the elements, a test of endurance, skill, and wits. We’ll face the tides head-on, skim past headlands, and maybe even race under a moonlit sky.
  • Finish: Crossing the finish line is a moment of triumph, no matter our place. We’ve danced with the sea and lived to tell the tale.
  • Daytime: Revel in our achievement. Explore Cowes, mingle with fellow sailors, and share stories of the race.
  • Evening: A celebratory dinner, a toast to the sea, and to each other. This is what sailing’s all about.
  • Morning: Set sail for Cherbourg. The journey back is a time for reflection, for laughter, and for planning the next adventure.
  • Evening: Back to where we started. We part ways here, but the sea, she’s always calling.


Myth of Malham Race RORC

English Channel

* Not included in the price is transportation to and from the Marina and all costs ashore, such as food and drinks

Trip includes

  • Cruising Performance Class (Sail wardrobe on board)
  • High safety standards (Lifejackets, Epirb, Radar, Liferaft)
  • All nights aboard (shared cabins)
  • All meals and drinks onboard (cook together)
  • Bed linen and Towels
  • Yacht consumables (Mooring fees, diesel fuel, gas, water)
  • Race entree fees
  • Memories of a lifetimeProfessional
  • Profesional Skipper / RYA Yachtmaster Instructor

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