Experience the Thrill: The Round Lundy Yacht Race (May 20, 2023)

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Embark on a nautical adventure and join us on May 20, 2023, as the Ilfracombe Yacht Club (IYC) hosts the annual Round Lundy Yacht Race.

A cherished tradition since 2005, this event has captured the hearts of sailing enthusiasts around the Bristol Channel and beyond​.

A Riveting Race for All

From nimble cruising yachts measuring a compact 22ft to formidable racing yachts crewed by as many as nine people, vessels of all sizes compete in this riveting race.

The event attracts both seasoned seafarers commanding large yachts and adventurous solo sailors testing their mettle against the elements.

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A Day-Long Challenge

Over the course of a single day, competitors cover an impressive distance of approximately 45 miles.

The race is not just a test of speed, but also a testament to endurance, skill, and teamwork. The Round Lundy Yacht Race is known for its challenging course that guarantees an exciting day on the water.

Coveted Trophies

This one-day race is more than just a competition; it’s a festive event that brings together the sailing community.

The overall winner of the Round Lundy Yacht Race is bestowed with the prestigious Trafalgar Trophy, a symbol of sailing prowess and competitive spirit. Additionally, individual class winners are also recognized with trophies, ensuring that every triumph, big or small, receives its due applause.

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Pre-Race Briefing

In preparation for the big day, yacht skippers “sign in” and attend a skipper’s briefing on Thursday evening before the race.

This pre-race gathering is an excellent opportunity for participants to familiarize themselves with the race’s finer details and gain valuable insights into the race strategy.

Mark Your Calendars

The Round Lundy Yacht Race 2023 commences at 08:00 and continues until 20:00 on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Don’t miss this chance to witness a spectacle of skilled navigation and thrilling competition. Whether you’re a sailor, a fan, or a casual spectator, the Round Lundy Yacht Race promises a memorable day of maritime excitement.

Come and experience the thrill of the race, and see why the Round Lundy Yacht Race is the highlight of the sailing calendar in the Bristol Channel region.

We look forward to seeing you at the Ilfracombe Yacht Club this May!

Editor’s note: Always check with event organizers for changes or cancellations due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Author Matt Ogborne
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