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The race is attractive because of the special nature of the course. It starts from St Helier progressing east about Jersey passing Mont Orgueil, St Catherine’s point, the north coast of Jersey before arriving at Sark where the skippers have the choice of either going north or south of Sark before passing Herm and on to the finish at St Peter Port. Every year presents different challenges due to the changing tides and winds between the Islands. In all some 40 miles making it a full day afloat which is rewarded at the prize giving in Guernsey.
The BNP Paribas Classic is the relaunch of the well-known Channel Island sailing race which was first run in 1978. The original Trophy has been restored especially for this event, an engraving of the course is now on the Trophy.
A race for some or a leisurely jaunt for others, this makes it not only an opportunity to view most of the islands in one day, but provides the opportunity for crews to perfect their sailing skills, navigating around the coastline of the Channel Islands.
Racing yachts and rally entrants can find entry forms here and further information from the St Helier Yacht Club. All winners and rally entrants will each receive an award at the reception being held at the Guernsey Yacht club from - on the evening of Saturday 19 May.
If you have any questions regarding the race please use the contact form below.