Yachting Monthly Triangle Race 2016

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Notice of Race

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Newsletter No 1

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Newsletter No 3

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 About The Yachting Monthly Triangle Race

The Triangle is a double handed challenge open to cruiser and cruiser racer monohull yachts of 25ft LOA or over *. The event runs from Torquay to Kinsale Southern Ireland to Treguier Brittany and back to Torquay. The distance is at least 620 miles and lasts 12 days. At least 2 days are spent in each port with receptions, parties and even shore based sporting competitions laid on and there are always plenty of impromptu parties on yachts and ashore.

*with IRC certificates and an SSS base value or 24 or above, or a STIX value of 31 or above and a minimum AVS of 119. The race is run as an ISAF Category 2 event so there are a number of safety and qualifying requirements.

See Notice of Race for details If it is your intention to enter the Triangle Race 2016 please email your interest to admin@rtyc.org

Why is it so special?

The enjoyment of two-handed sailing (no crowds below decks and no piles of wet gear everywhere) is complemented by the comradeship amongst all the boats and crews. It is a great race for newcomers to two handed sailing with help and assistance from other vessels close by or over the VHF, usually enquiring how to cook a particular dish or have you seen the Dolphins! However, there is stiff competition too. The race is all important if only for who can get to the bar for the first pint of Guinness or Murphy’s!

So, if you have not been two-handed racing before or not done the run to Southern Ireland and Brittany, now is an ideal chance. Both sailors experienced and new to two-handed are welcome.


Entries

Sail No.Type of BoatBoat NameSkipperCrew 
GBR9140OOD 34Nazca IIMike Wilkinson
Medway Yacht Club
Paul Millard
Medway Yacht Club
*
GBR695Maxi 1000ResoluteDave Lewis
The Pool Yacht Club
Gary Revell
The Pool Yacht Club
*
GBR3833LJeanneau Sun Odyssey 35SobrietyJim Crooks
Clipper Race Yacht Club
Ian Herbert-Jones
Clipper Race Yacht Club
*
GBR1059LSweden 42Free SpiritRob Drohan
Roscoff Yacht Club
Mike Rix*
GBR 3283LDehler 36 CWSBoogie NightsJayne ToyneSue Gill
Sussex Yacht Club
*
GBR9405RJ105JulietteJerry Freeman
RAF YC,RW YC,SOSRC,
OCC
Steve Reeves
Netley Sailing Club
*
GBR3928LJeanneau Sun Odyssey 349Spruce GooseGiles Alden
Royal Motor YC,
Poole Yacht Racing Assoc
Ken Morgan
Poole YC
Poole Yacht Racing Assoc
*
GBR9504TDehler 39Big DorisAnthony
Llewelyn-Davies
Yves Perez*
CO664Contessa 32KatishaJames MoorePhilip Pryor*
GBR3827LMalo 41ArgoMark GlydeRoger Perry*
GBR4140TSadler Starlight 35DragonstarPeter Usher
RNSA
Lymington Town SC
Peter Ratcliffe
Speedbird Offshore Sailing Club
*
GBR7474Rx-34eXehibitionistRick Newcombe
Exe Sailing Club
George Melbourne
Exe Sailing Club
*
GBR7364TX302FixationHugh Kennedy
Emsworth Slipper SC
Thorney Island SC
James Mant
Emsworth Slipper SC
*
IRL9321Sunfast 32iSiboneyJohn Stallard
Kinsale Yacht Club
Kevin Stallard
Kinsale Yacht Club
*
GBR1195LMaxi 1100AmylouGary Heward
Marchwood YC
Russell Hawkins
Marchwood YC
*
GBR8540RGrand Soleil 40PegasusPeter Starling
Waldringfield
Sailing Club
Charles Dearlove
Waldringfield
Sailing Club
*
GBR8805LJ105JaldiMary Sturgess
Royal Torbay YC
John Nash*
GBR8105TScan Yacht 391ArrowChris Grey
Royal Northumberland YC
John Dixon
Coquet Yacht Club
*
GBR5978TStarlight 35LacertaDavid Phillips
Royal Torbay YC
Debbie Phillips
Royal Torbay YC
*
HR342Hallberg-Rassy 342RobinJohn White
Salcombe Yacht Club

Peter Sandover
Salcombe Yacht Club
Fowey Galants SC
Royal Hong Kong YC
*
GBR6508NPrima 38Jenna BRichard Gale
St Helier Yacht Club
Phil Brown
St Helier Yacht Club
*
GBR4157LOceanis 411PelagriaMike SturrockKevin Toon*
GBR3462LSlocum 43Right ChoiceJim Wallace
Speedbird Offshore YC
Richard Purssell
Island Sailing Club
*
IRL7077Dubois one off 45LobsterGary Horgan
Kinsale YC
Keith O'Riordan
Kinsale YC
*
IRL1173Elan 31CirrusMathilde Dingemans
Kinsale Yacht Club
Gerard Campbell
Kinsale Yacht Club
*
GBR3759LSunfast 3600Footloose IIChris Rhodes
Exe Sailing Club
Mark "Corky" Rhodes
Exe Sailing Club
*
RQ3600Sunfast 3600 Mister LuckyMark Hipgrave
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
Walter Hipgrave
Royal Queensland
Yacht Squadron
*
USA60507J109Bonfire 4Alastair Locke
R.Y.A
Colin Pritchard
RYA
*
GBR8860Dehler 38White TigerDerek Elliott
Royal Torbay YC
Tim Whitehead
Royal Torbay YC
*
GBR1562ROyster Lightwave 395MaverickPeter Jenkins
Sussex Yacht Club
Andy Whitmill
Sussex Yacht Club
*


History

In 1982, Andrew Bray, then editor of Yachting Monthly magazine, returned from the Round Britain race firmly convinced that two-handed long distance sailing interspersed with lively parties was the only way to go sailing. He also realised that the time taken to sail round Britain was too long for most people with family and business commitments.

So, The Triangle Race was born, taking from start to finish less than two weeks and taking place every two years. The first race was held in 1984. Twenty seven yachts took part and the course went from Falmouth to Crosshaven County Cork Ireland to Morgat Brittany and back to Falmouth.

The next race in 1986 saw two major changes that created the format that exists today. First, the Royal Torbay Yacht Club took over the organisation of the racing and their enthusiasm and professionalism has been a major factor in the event’s subsequent success.

Secondly, moving the start to Torquay also meant looking for a new French destination. An enthusiastic and capable partner was found in the Club Nautique de Tréguier in Brittany. The hospitality offered by the club and by the Mayor and townspeople of Tréguier has been a major factor in drawing crews back time and time again.

1992 saw the race get off to a good start when the liner The Queen Elizabeth II acted as the committee boat in Torbay; believed to be the largest committee boat ever to start a race.

1994 again saw unusual committee boats, when three Dutch mine hunters were used, one being used as a windward mark. Since these vessels are able to hover in exactly the same spot for days on end, thanks to modern science and computers at the time, this was probably the most accurate start ever.

During the 1998 stopover in Tréguier the Royal Torbay Yacht Club had the honour of accepting, on behalf of the “Triangleurs”, the Key to the town of Tréguier presented by their Mayor. This must be a unique occasion when a yacht club has been presented with a key to a town and one that the Royal Torbay is justifiably proud of.

In 2008, the Irish stopover moved to Kinsale. The friendliness of Kinsale Yacht Club, together with the renowned gourmet restaurants in the town has made this stopover a firm favourite.


Previous Results

Triangle Race 2006

Triangle Race 2008

Triangle Race 2010

Triangle Race 2012

Triangle Race 2014


Race Director

David Rayment

Email: david@therayments.co.uk     Mobile: +44(0)7881 624824

Yachting Monthly have a collection of interesting articles on their website, including new information about the Triangle visit

http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/tag/ym-triangle-race

http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/cruising-life/what-is-the-yachting-monthly-triangle-race-2-30343

NEWS 

Two sad pieces of news.  Peter Lewin a long standing supporter and former employee of Yachting Monthly has passed away.  Also Alain Moeau from Treguier has sadly passed away.  Alain was instrumental in organising events during the Treguier stop-over in the early days.  Our condolences are with their family and friends. (Posted 15 February 2016)