After the express KRYS OCEAN RACE transatlantic brought the MOD70 fleet to Brest at lightning speeds, the fleet are back in close quarters action today with the Brest City Races. Two exhibition only contests take place with starts at 1000hrs this morning (local UTC+2hrs) and after lunch at 1500hrs
The opportunity for local visitors to see the fleet in action is one not to be missed. The MOD70’s will race out of the narrow confines of the Goulet de Brest channel. Winds should be pretty much ideal, around 15 knots from the west – just ideal considering that all the MOD70’s will take the opportunity to have guests on board.
The first race is about 12 miles long, so should be short and sharp.
Start line off the pointe de l’Armorique
Laid mark to be left to port in front of the port du Chateau
Charles Martel buoy to port
Swansea buoy to port
Finish line between the Petit Minou and the Fillettes buoy.
Then a parade in the Goulet de Brest to l’École Navale de Lanvéoc
Second race about 25 miles
Start at 1500hrs
Start line offl’École Navale de Lanvéoc
Buoy off the pointe de l’Armorique
Pointe des Espagnols to port
Basse Royale buoy to port
Basse du Lys buoy to be left to port
Tourelle de La Parquette to be left to starboard
Finish line between le Petit Minou and the Fillettes buoy.