The smaller vessels will take the first start with the expectation of finishing in 15 to 20 days.
The final start will feature the speed demons that are racing to complete the passage in less than six days, 22 hours, eight minutes and two seconds = the record-setting time established by George David's Rambler 100 in 2011.
At the other end of the course, the Royal Yacht Squadron's Cowes Castle clubhouse on the Isle of Wight will host the awards presentations on July 24, a prelude to the week-long regatta that will celebrate the 200th anniversary of that club's founding.More X2 information and contact Ocean Safety for dealers. ISAF-appointed independent international jury will be hearing four cases on Wednesday (June 3) after alleged breaches of sailing rules during Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race.What else could we call the world's best traditional sea boot, other than Ultima? The Landsail Tyres J-Cup kicks off on June 11 with over 50 examples of the J-Boat range competing on tight Solent courses over three days.Three individual national championships are up for grabs.So it's here, in the town of Ballinasloe, just inland of Galway Bay, that Dubarry started making boots in 1937.We've honed our traditional boot-making virtuosity, found sources of the finest quick-drying, long-lasting leathers, and perfected the technology behind a warm, waterproof classic boot with award-winning grip.IPX8 rated to 3m depth, the X2 has Strobe and SOS option for emergencies.Justin Slattery trimmer on board Azzam says, "The Exposure X2 is a brilliant search light and its red beam spotlight options mean the ADOR team can keep trimming all night as if it was still daylight - and with no concerns about damaging our night vision.These bluff-bowed gaff cutters have plied their treacherous trade on the often vengeful waters of the Bay for over 200 years.If ever there was a place where folk would appreciate a quality traditional sea boot - and had the craftsmanship to make one - it's here.