Sunday the 11th of September will see a record 30 Class 40 boats on the start line of the Normandy Channel Race. This is a double-handed 1000nm endurance sailing adventure starting and ending in Caen, France.
Connecting Normandy, the UK, and Ireland, teams will face considerable geographical, meteorological, and tidal challenges. Strategy and tactics, as well as speed, will play an essential role in performance, with fierce competition between top sailors.
Phil Sharp of PSRacing and yacht ‘Imerys’ comments, “The race is very technical and navigation is tricky as we are sailing around some of the most difficult tidal waters in the world. This means that speed alone will not win… I am looking forward to the challenge.”
Yachts from France, Norway, Holland, Germany, the UK, Switzerland, Italy and Spain are competing and there are two British skippers, Phil on ‘Imerys’ and Miranda Merron aboard ‘Campagne De France’.