The Royal Escape is the largest offshore race on the South Coast outside of the Solent and is held annually with a mixed fleet of monohull yachts starting just off Brighton’s Palace Pier, then racing across the channel to Fécamp on the Normandy coast.
The race itself is around 70nm, and the organisers Sussex Yacht Club encourage all types of yachts to adventure across the channel, from the carbon racing yachts to the classics, all enjoying the supportive company and friendly competition. The race celebrates the escape across the channel of Charles II in 1651 aboard the coaster ‘Surprise’, and being a man who held a party in high regard, this spirit carries on and this year marks the 40th anniversary and the organisers have promised a special party, before a cruise home in good company.
At Lagoon Watersports we will offer a spot on one of our performance cruisers, you will receive onboard coaching from our professional RYA instructors and race skippers before, during and after racing thus learning to become useful race crew member! We have 10 years of experience in races such as The Fastnet, Round the Island Race and Royal Escape and we provide a competitive, calm and fun boat ensuring everyone is learning as much as possible. This is a great opportunity to get onboard with Lagoon Watersports and build your mileage whilst using spinnakers and learning racing tactics. Not only that you will have a chance to cruise to France and experience some of that French culture and cuisine!
Lagoon Watersports are running this event over 4 Days:
Thursday: A training day on the Thursday where the race team will analyse tactics, safety and spinnaker work as well as looking at watch systems.
Friday: The race starts on the Friday morning and depending on the weather we hope to be arriving by Friday evening for the celebrations!
Saturday: On Saturday you have the chance to recover and prepare for the cruise/race home whilst stocking up on plenty of French supplies!
Sunday: The return trip arriving back to Brighton for Sunday afternoon. BMYC are organising an optional race back which we can choose to take part in or we can just cruise.
Price: Included in the price is mooring fees, race fees, accommodation onboard the yacht and lunches whilst onboard.
For more information please email us or call 01273 42 48 42 opt 1.
Price: The price includes accommodation upon the boat, race fees, mooring fees, lunches onboard whilst racing and taking part in the delivery of the boat back to Brighton
Price: The cost includes Accommodation upon the Yacht and Race Skipper/Trainer.
Excludes Race entry and berthing fees