The Royal Escape is the largest offshore race on the South Coast outside of the Solent and is held annually with a mixed fleet of mono-hull yachts starting just off Brighton's Palace Pier, trimming sails out across the channel to Fécamp on the Normandy coast.
It's a distance of 67 nautical miles and Sussex Yacht Club who host of this event, pride themselves on welcoming everybody from the fastest carbon-rich teams right through to classic yachts and those wanting to adventure across the channel, perhaps for the first time, in supportive company.
The race celebrates the escape across the channel of Charles II in 1651 aboard the coaster 'Suprise', and being a man who held a party in high regard, we think he'd enjoy the spirit of camaraderie and laughter enjoyed by all on this historic event.
Brighton Belle will take part in 2016 hoping to repeat trophy successes of previous years. Not for total beginners like Charles 2, but if you have a little sailing experience and are up for an adventure followed by a party, join in and make the spring bank holiday in 2016 a weekend you will always remember.
More details nearer the time of course.....
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