Organised by the Ilfracombe Yacht Club since 2004, the 45 mile Round Lundy Yacht Race has been the highlight and a firm favourite with the Bristol Channel yachting community. This one-day race of approximately 45 miles attracts a great number of entries, who compete for individual class trophies and with the Trafalgar trophy being awarded to the overall corrected time winner.
The 2019 race started at 08.00 just outside of the Ilfracombe harbour, when skippers and crews were faced with challenging conditions from the start, with SW winds force 5 gusting force 7 with squally showers. By mid-day conditions had improved with the wind settling to a force 4 to 5, and clear. Unfortunately, this did not happen soon enough for some, who were forced to retire due to the difficult conditions.
The overall winner of the Tribute Round Lundy Yacht Race 2019 and the Trafalgar Trophy went to Lunasea – skippered by Nick Niklasson In a corrected time of 9:11:23
The registration of the yachts will start in January. Its popularity means that places are limited. Will you be joining us on the starting line?