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The Myth of Malham awaits

25 mai 2017 Posted by miranda

Campagne de France remains faithful to the RORC series!
After a winter competing in major Caribbean races organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Miranda, Halvard and Campagne de France now have European racing at the forefront of their minds. Having recently placed fifth in the highly competitive eighth edition of the Normandy Channel Race Campagne de France is now making its way across the English Channel heading for Cowes to race in the RORC organised Myth of Malham.

The race around Eddystone Lighthouse is one of the most popular races in a Rolex Fastnet Race year, mirroring as it does, the start and first 130nm miles of the seasons main RORC event. The course once again takes in some of the most challenging and complicated tidal waters that Miranda, Halvard and Campagne de France recently covered during the Normandy Channel Race. A course totaling 256nm sees crews leave Cowes on Saturday 27thMay.

Halvard said yesterday “We leave for England tomorrow (today)” “These RORC Races are a little too unknown in France. They are remarkably organised, highly competitive and provide a good opportunity to share stories after racing” This year Miranda and Halvard will race alongside Ronan de Kersauzon. “One of our priorities for the season is to win the RORC Championship, and the Myth of Malham is an important race for that and also as a practice start for the Fastnet. » commented Miranda. « For a Class40, a 250-mile race is a sprint and especially as we are three up, I doubt if we will really get any proper sleep. With water ballast we hardly ever have crew on the rail but with stacking permitted, short tacking is physically exhausting, as we move everything to the windward side of the boat. This is often done very enthusiastically, so I tend to wear a crash helmet when the kit is flying around. There is a very competitive fleet for the Myth of Malham, and we expect the result to be very close. »

A good result in the Myth of Malham will further cement Campagne de France at the head of the 2017 RORC Season’s Championship within the Class40 class having previously obtained a first place in the RORC Transatlantic and second in the RORC 600.

5th Place for Campagne de France

19 mai 2017 Posted by miranda

The Class40 Campagne de France cut the line in 5th position of this 8th edition of the Normandy Channel Race at 07H17MIN22S! Harvard Mabire and Miranda Merron crossed the line less than a minute after the 4th after 4D14H47M22S at sea! 🏁 ...

The 2017 Normandy Channel Race: Guernsey to port..!

18 mai 2017 Posted by miranda

The descent from Fastnet Rock to Lands End and the English Channel has been a stark contrast to the conditions faced by crews in the first few days of racing. Downwind sailing in 15-20knots of breeze and surfing with the big spinnaker has put a smile...

Campagne de France sails into third!

17 mai 2017 Posted by miranda

Miranda, Halvard and their trusty Class40 Campagne de France have enjoyed a fantastic twenty four hours and now sit in third place. Below is the first proper message received from the crew onboard Campagne de France and it tells you all you need ...

The 2017 Normandy Channel Race: Tuskar Rounded..!

17 mai 2017 Posted by miranda

The 2017 Normandy Channel Race: Tuskar Rounded..! Since the start of the 2017 Normandy Channel Race the twenty four crews competing knew this was going to be no walk in the park. After a difficult forty-e...