The Quebec St.Malo Race occurs only every four years, so like the Vendee Globe it has special significance and weight compared to yearly regattas and events, particularly for the inhabitants for Quebec who have a special connection to the history the race recalls.
A once in a lifetime opportunity to sail down the wake of one of Canada’s founders.
Beginning in 1984 the event retraces the historic voyage of Jacques Cartier the Breton explorer who was the first to document what is now Quebec, first Westerner to penetrate the mighty St.Lawrence River and indeed the very first to use the name ‘Canada’ to identify the new frontier he had discovered.
The race therefore, is filled with strong sentiments of history, personal challenge and of pride, it is a rare thing indeed to be able to sail in the very wake of a founding father.
For this event, we will be using both our boats Volvo 60 ‘Challenger’ and Open 60 ‘Falcon’. Challenger will take 14 lucky crew (plus two professionals) on a once in a lifetime experience sailing East across the Atlantic to Cartier’s home port of St.Malo France. We will be competing in the ‘Open’ Division which will include 6 x 60′ ocean racing monohulls all with charter crew giving us both a fair and balanced fleet in which to compete and a realistic chance of winning serious silverware!