2021 will see the introduction of an exciting new ocean racing series for Double Handed racers, with Sea Ventures as one of the lead sponsors.
Double Handed racing has become much more prominent in the last few years to the point where the format now demands its own voice. With many elite and experienced sailors entering the fray the racing is exciting and extremely competitive but also ripe for development as a genre, especially in light of its being considered for inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Henry Bomby Round the world sailor and Figaro expert together with a number of Like minded sailors has created an association (UKDHOS) and offshore series which has met the approval of the RYA and RORC. to providean IRC series for all boats that are sailed double handed with a rating between 0.990 and 1.055 TCC. Six events make up the stand-alone series, running from May to August 2021, including the ISC Round the Island Race and the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race, which is non-discardable.
The association has its own website UK Double Handed Offshore Series which is being launched in December 2020. Nigel Colley our MD and very experienced solo and double handed sailor is heavily involved in the association and Sea Ventures Raceyachts is a lead sponsor for the series.
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