Free coaching over the bank holiday weekend
Crews looking to blow away the winter cobwebs and get some pre-season training in have the opportunity to fill their boots with the RORC Easter Challenge, starting on Good Friday and concluding on Easter Sunday.
The regatta is designed to offer crews coaching, both on the water with a team led by 'the guru' Jim Saltonstall, plus daily post-racing debriefs held in the Cowes Regatta Centre. A new addition this year is that the North U. Regatta Service from the USA will be on hand coaching and performance analysis tailored to sail trim and speed.
"It will be a great service to the boats who want to improve their all-round performance ready for a full race season," advises RORC Racing Manager, Nick Elliott. "The fleet for the RORC Easter Challenge is looking good. As well as being joined by regular RORC competitors and boats from France, The Netherlands and as far as Hong Kong, we are also seeing potential candidates interested in the RYA Selection Trials for this summer's Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. They'll be a competitive fleet on the start line in Cowes, fighting it out for Easter eggs and prizes."
The RORC Easter Challenge is open to Spinlock IRC rated yachts and the entry fee includes the coaching plus pre-race weather related informal chats.