Venture Cup new programme

For a lot of reasons the Venture Cup which was originally going to be from Cowes to Monte Carlo is now going to be a much shorter “Prologue” event in 2013 with the intention of running from London to Monte Carlo in 2014.

The programme is now below. It does seem there are a lot of “Celebrations” – Could this have something to do with the fact that there is a very enthusiastic Irishman involved on the shore organising side of things? I’m sure it will be a success and look forward to seeing a lot of people in London before the start on the 8th of June!

THURSDAY 6th JUNE
Event site and pit-area (wet & dry) opens at West India Dock, London

FRIDAY 7th JUNE
Scrutineering at Pits in West India Dock

SATURDAY 8th JUNE
LEG 1: Morning – Tower Bridge London to Brighton (approx. 170nm)
Mandatory stop of 1-hour minimum (fuel & basic maintenance)
To be considered a pit-stop, so boats can leave once 1-hour time completed
LEG 2: Afternoon – Brighton to Guernsey (approx. 160nm)

SUNDAY 9th JUNE
Lay day in Guernsey with local class racing & entertainment

MONDAY 10th JUNE
LEG 3: Morning – Guernsey, around Channel Islands (including Guillot Passage) to Northern France (approx 150nm)
Mandatory stop of 1-hour minimum (fuel & basic maintenance)
To be considered a pit-stop, so boats can leave once 1-hour time completed
LEG 4: Afternoon – Northern France, around Channel Islands to Guernsey (approx 150nm)

TUESDAY 11th JUNE
LEG 5: Guernsey to finish-line at Bournemouth Pier (approx 160nm)
Various marks to be included to add ‘spice’
Final pits & extraction will be in Poole, followed by prize-giving and celebration

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