Event Date: 07 Jul 2020 - 10 days
Venue: English Channel & Irish SeaLocation: Cornwall to SW Ireland and back United Kingdom

It's back, by popular demand, the Celtic Sea Challenge is a unique series of solo day and passage races in amongst the best scenery you can ever hope for afloat.

It's back, by popular demand, the Celtic Sea Challenge is a unique series of race courses appropriate to the forecast conditions which are intended to start following the SORC Offshore Race to Falmouth. The Challenge will start from Falmouth and is intended to include SW Ireland, where boats completing the Volvo Round Ireland Race can join us, and finishing back in Plymouth.

The  provisional achedule is outlined below & will be reactive to weather conditions at the time. It will include sailing in amongst the most beautiful scenary you can imagine and some superb socials. All who competed in our last event, in 2014, can confirm that this is a "must do" event!

There will be a SORC Offshore Series feeder race, which does not form part of the Celtic Challenge, from the Solent to Falmouth starting Staurday 4th July.

1.       Tue 7: Falmouth-Kinsale, 186 nm 

2.       Fri 10: Kinsale – Baltimore, 40 nm

3.       Sat 11: Baltimore – Dingle, 74 nm

4.       Sun 12: Lay day

5.       Mon 13: Dingle – Fenit 42 nm

6.       Tue 14: Fenit – Plymouth, 350 nm 

7.       Fri 17th: Prize giving 

Distances are approximate and are the straight line measurements.

The £220 event fee includes all berthing fees in Ireland, an event shirt, dinner in Dingle and dinner in Plymouth.

We are asking for a £50 deposit to declare your intention to compete. This will be set against the entry fee or refunded, if requested, prior to 31st March 2020 or if your entry is declined. All entries will be subject to the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions when issued, and the SORC Committee reserve the right to decline any entries they deem not suitable.


To wet the appetite, here is a link to the photo gallery for the 2014 event.

2014 Celtic Challenge


Current Entries

The follow people have entered this race to date.

Entrant Boat IRC
Stephen Thomas Azora 1.033
Nigel Colley Fastrak XII 1.029
Kuba Szymanski Polished Manx 1.028
Peter Newlands Anticipation 1.026
James Hardiman Fluke 1.002
Jeremy Freeman Juliette 1
Simon Mitchell Roxanne 0.997
Donald Macdonald Rainmaker 0.988
Neil Matson Vela Fresca 0.945
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