Are you interested in the Groupama Race? Participate in the cruise to New Caledonia in June 2018 (Sydney / Noumea; Brisbane / Noumea; Melbourne / Noumea or Auckland / Noumea) and then 15 days later the sail to Noumea Race.
Nicky C plans to enter again and it would be great if there were other multihulls involved. They are participating in the 800NM cat 1 race (or cruise) starting in Manly and finishing in Noumea New Caledonia. It is brilliantly well organised. The CNC in Noumea put on a really terrific welcome and make customs and quarantine clearance completely hassle-free. Each participant is assigned a local “godfather” who helps out with anything from recommending a great restaurant to arranging boat repairs. There is a shipping container arranged to transport cruising sails, dinghys etc for the serious racers. The race is followed by a post-race cruise to Isle of Pines, the Loyalty group and/or Vanuatu and is a fantastic social event.
The 820nm biennial Brisbane to Noumea 2018 is the signature ocean yachting event for the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. Division 2 begins their quest on Friday June 1 and Division 1 and multihulls on Saturday June 2, 2018. For more information go to http://www.rqys.com.au/events/brisbane-to-noumea-2018/
To be organised and conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the 1064 nautical mile Sydney Noumea Yacht Race is due to start from Sydney Harbour on Saturday 2 June, 2018. For more information to to http://www.cyca.com.au/racing/sydney-noumea-yacht-race-2018/
The inaugural Melbourne Noumea Yacht Race organised by the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria is due to start Sunday May 27 and the club is taking expressions of interest. For more information go to http://www.orcv.org.au/index.php/sailing/races/long-distance-events/2018-noumea-race
The main event which is the Noumea Race is open to monohulls and multihulls. It is a 654 MN race around New Caledonia. Hot water, tactical regatta, along the reef…
Last year, Team Vodafone won the race and splash the record. They did the race in 2 days, 00h 33min 12s (2016).
They would like to invite multihulls from Australia to compete.
To register an expression of Interest complete this form
Our website : www.groupamarace.nc
Don’t hesitate to ask if you need any more information.
They are working to provide marina birth for each competitor with a good accommodation rating.