A PROLOGUE in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
THE MAIN RACE from Cherbourg-en-Cotentin to La Trinité-sur-Mer
THREE DIFFERENT COURSES depending on the speed of the boats

The racing area will be held off the Eastern Channel and the Cotentin, the Irish Sea and the Atlantic coast along the Charente Pertuis extended to the Bay of Biscay.

The Prologue, the DRHEAM-TROPHY, is an inshore race between 15 and 25 miles approximately held on Friday 15 July between La Hague and Barfleur.

The DRHEAM-CUP / GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE DE COURSE AU LARGE is a major race with three courses, that will start on Sunday 17 July:

The “DC 600” course, an approximately 600 nautical mile course starting in CHERBOURG-EN-COTENTIN, via SHAMBLE WEST, WOLF ROCK (The Isles of Scilly), then the Waypoint “DRHEAM / Ouessant”, with a finish in LA TRINITE-SUR-MER.
 
The “DC 1000” course, an approximately 1000 nautical mile course starting in CHERBOURG-EN-COTENTIN, via SHAMBLE WEST, The Isles of Scilly, the FASTNET, then the Waypoint “DRHEAM / Ouessant”, the BXA buoy, with a finish in LA TRINITE-SUR-MER.

The “DC 1500” course, an approximately 1500-mile course from CHERBOURG-EN-COTENTIN via SHAMBLE WEST, the SW of England, then the “DRHEAM-IM” waypoint, placed by the OA North of the Isle of Man, the FASTNET, then the Waypoint “DRHEAM / Ouessant”, a buoy off Bilbao, with a finish in LA TRINITE-SUR-MER.
The “DRHEAM IM” waypoint can be moved by the OA closer or further from the Isle of Man before the start of the Race, to adjust the distance of the race depending on the ETA the OA wants. It can be modified during the race with the agreement of the skippers of the ULTIME boats.

Which category boat on which course?

On the DC 600 course8 classes will race together:
• FIGARO 3 BÉNÉTEAU
• MULTI2000
• IRC with a TCC equal or above 0.950
• RHUM Mono category
• RHUM Multi category
• LARGE MONOHULLS “OPEN”
• Classic Yachts 
• OSIRIS Habitable 

3 classes will battle it out on the DC 1000 course:
• CLASS40
• IMOCA
• Ocean Fifty

The DC 1500 course is open to 1 class:
ULTIMES