Regata del Sol al Sol

Race | St.Petersburg, Florida | April 22-May 1, 2020 | Skipper: tbc & CSM | Boat: Challenger & Falcon

2020 is the 51st Anniversary for the Regata del Sol al Sol- first dreamt up in 1969 by the then President of Mexico and leading yachtsmen from the Gulf Coast area. Since then the race has attracted competitors from all over the US and Mexico and has seen some highly competitive campaigns take on the 456 Nm course and post some impressive times.

2020 will be the first time Spartan Ocean Racing has entered the Regata del Sol al Sol and we will be doing so with a Bang! taking not only our Volvo 60 ‘Challenger’ but also our Open 60 ‘Falcon’. Both boats that are capable of over 25kts and both can post daily runs of over 300 Nm, this does not guarantee a course record because of course sailing is sailing and weather and fate can conspire BUT if you were mounting a serious attempt to make your mark on this race’s history this would be the campaign to be involved in!

Looking back over the race’s history there have been a number of weather patterns that have dominated different editions but there are plenty of occasions where the order of the day has been steady reaching in 15-20 kts and those are the kind of conditions that really allow these ocean racing thoroughbreds to stretch their legs. We look forward with great anticipation to this exciting international race event.

Do you not fancy the race? Join the voyage from the Caribbean to Florida to bring Challenger up north to get her ready for the race and have a stop at the Bahama’s.

And why not join the Mexico Flyer back to Florida? Start your voyage at the Isles de Mujeres, Mexico and sail to Fort Lauderdale in Florida.

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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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