Quebec – St.Malo Race

Race | Quebec - St.Malo | July 10-31, 2020 | Skipper: tbc & CSM | Boat: Challenger & Falcon

The Transat 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!

Both boats are full and we are only working with a waiting list.

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Boat, captain, what's included and not

What’s included …

  • Food while on the boat
  • Accommodation on the boat once training has begun
  • 2 days of safety training prior to the event
  • Spartan crew shirt to wear onboard & keep
  • Your dockage fees
  • Diesel
  • Damage waiver

… and what’s not included

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Visa fees (if needed)
  • On land food

Skipper: Chris Stanmore-Major

Chris Stanmore-Major is an extremely experienced sailor and sail training instructor. As of 2019, he has sailed approximately 315,000 NM (the distance to the moon) in yachts ranging from 45′ – 150′. This milage includes two races around the world – once as the skipper of ‘Qingdao’ the Chinese entry in the 2009/10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and once solo in 2010/11 in the Velux 5 Oceans Race sailing an IMOCA Open 60 ‘Spartan’. Read more…


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