Published 01:00 on 26 May 2023
The annual Royal Escape race to Fécamp went ahead on May 26th this year. Great work BMYC'S Flawless J and Redeye for coming 1st and 2nd in IRC. Other top-ten finishers from BMYC were Baradal in 5th, Revive in 7th and Cola's Arc in 10th. Well done also My Hustler, Silver Fox and Blue Bird.There was another top-ten finish for Summation in the SCCH fleet.
The event is organised by the Sussex Yacht Club and the Société des Régates de Fécamp.
This year is the 43rd running of the Royal Escape Race commemorating the flight of King Charles II in 1651.
He fled after the Battle of Worcester with soldiers hot in pursuit and searching the town in vain for "a tall black man 6ft 4in high".
The King was spirited to safety by a boat owner and captain called Nicholas Tattersall and spent the next nine years in exile.