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Petit Bateau 2004

Falmouth - Kinsale - Gijon - Camaret for 30’-50’ in July

A qualifying race for the STAR 2005

mercredi 3 mars 2004Redaction SSS [Source RP]

Since the announcement of the Petit Bateau 2004 race late last year, we have received many enquiries from potential entrants, from across Europe. It’s looking like the race should be a great success...

For those who missed the original announcement PB2004 race is a singlehanded event run over three legs : Falmouth to Kinsale (Ireland) ; Kinsale to Gijon (Spain) ; Gijon to Camaret (France), where the race finishes.

The race starts July 17th and is scheduled to take 2 weeks with 2-3 day stopovers between each leg. The race is aimed at Corinthian sailors and potential professionals at the start of their careers who want serious racing with some fun stopovers.

Official Qualifier for STAR 2005

Another added attraction for PB2004 is the official agreement by the Royal Western Yacht Club to allow the leg from Kinsale to Gijon, which is approximately 500miles, to count as a qualifying passage for their STAR 2005 race [1].

PB2004 have teamed up with MYLOR YACHT CLUB. This will be the event base in Falmouth for all the pre start activities. The race will be started by Mylor YC and Mylor Yacht Harbour will be providing pre race berthing at generously discounted rates.

The race organisers, who have completed many short and singlehanded races in the past, include Jerry Freeman, Mary Falk, Charles Allen, Paul Peggs and Mark Orr. All are keen to encourage new blood into the sport. Anybody who has never entered a singlehanded race before and would like to emulate some of the greats like Francis Chichester, Ellen MacArthur and Francis Joyon, but are unsure how to take the first steps towards entering a singlehanded race, are encouraged to contact a race organiser who would be very pleased to chat through the many aspects of this type of racing :

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[1This is the RWYC new transatlantic single-handed race held for boats between 30’ and 50’. For further details on the STAR 2005 see The original OSTAR is now being run by Offshore Challenges, renamed The Transat and is only for Open 50 and Open 60 classes, See

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