JOG 1,000 miler

BNY Mellon Challenge to head for La Trinite and then Cascais in June

Friday March 30th 2012, Author: Roger Townsend, Location: United Kingdom

Junior Offshore Group (JOG) has announce its longest race yet: the BNY Mellon Challenge to  Cascais in Portugal, starting from Cowes on 14 June 2013.

Sponsored by Bank of New York Mellon Asset Management, one of the world’s largest financial  institutions, and also supported by Clanfield Properties and Cascais Marina, this will be one of the few 1000 mile yacht races to start from UK shores in 2013 and unusually it is formed of two separate races.

The first is a 330 mile Category 3 plus JOG prescriptions leg to La Trinité in Brittany and the second leg,  starting from La Trinité on 19 June, will be a 650 mile Cat 2 race across Biscay and around Finisterre to Cascais. Competitors can enter the whole race, or either leg in isolation, depending on the Category of yacht, crew experience, or simply the time available.

Fully crewed or double handed entries will be open to IRC monohulls within the JOG classifications, and for the first time in a JOG race, MOCRA multihulls.

Another ‘first’ is the invitation to University Sailing Clubs to enter as a class, for which BNY Mellon are putting up a special trophy. Other new major awards are the Patrick Ellam Trophies, in honour of one of the founders of JOG, who in 1952 sailed the Atlantic with Colin Mudie in the 20ft sloop Sopranino. Two of the trophies are based on the original sextant and  chronometer used by Patrick and Colin during that crossing.

Further details, including the Notice of Race, can be found on the JOG website.

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