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Three championships taking place during Plymouth Race Week 2024

by RCOceanic 27 Dec 2023 12:42 GMT 11-14 July 2024
J/24 nationals at Atwell Martin Plymouth Race Week day 2 © Tom Gruitt / www.tom-gruitt.co.uk

Thursday 11th July will see the welcome return of Plymouth Race Week, 2024.

There will be 3 great events happening simultaneously during the 4-day regatta taking place over 3 racecourses in Plymouth Sound National Marine Park.

Hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club, a strong local turn out is guaranteed as the race committee will be regional and national race officers from a number of the local clubs.

Racecourse A will see the IRC Southwest Championships. As with all racing over the week this is an open event which will run from committee boat starts and managed by the RWYC. Within the IRC class will be break-out results for RC1000 and RC900, 2 local initiatives which have seen some great racing over the past 2 years. Following a lunchtime briefing, IRC racing will begin on Thursday afternoon with 2 races. A maximum of 4 races on Friday and Saturday and finally 2 on Sunday.

Racecourse B will be from the Plym Yacht Club start line on the Mount Batten Breakwater and will host the SW YTC Southwest Championships. Race 1 will be the traditional 'Chris Moyse Pursuit Race', followed by round the cans racing on Saturday and Sunday.

Racecourse C will be south of the Breakwater and the venue for the J24 National Championships. A large entry is expected for this competitive One-Design class as their World Championships in 2025 are to be held here under the burgees of both the Saltash Sailing Club and the Plym Yacht Club.

Known as 'The Yachtsman's Regatta", Plymouth Race Week is unique. The Breakwater provides excellent shelter against big seas so the conditions will be the very best available anywhere. That coupled with the natural amphitheatre, being the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park, provides the best spectator vantage points in order to watch the action close up. It is no surprise that Plymouth Sound has hosted both 'Sail GP' and 'America's Cup World Series' events in recent years. Now, Plymouth Race Week allows the opportunity for all visiting teams to experience racing in those same waters as seen on TV.

A full entertainment package is scheduled for the event, to include a roast, Live music, BBQ, wet bar and of course a crew party - with the Prize Giving on Sunday afternoon where the J24 National Champion will be crowned along with the SW YTC and IRC Southwest champions.

For further details and entry forms please visit here. For up-to-date chat and information go to social media race page here.

For further information on the IRC and SWYTC regattas, please email
For information on the J24 Nationals please contact

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