Start images © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com. 198 boats entered the 2019 Royal Ocean Racing Club's Cowes-Dinard-St Malo, the largest fleet for the race since 2007.. Well over one thousand sailors took part from 20 different countries. The fortified city of Saint-Malo celebrated French National Day over the race weekend, with fireworks and music festivals around the medieval walled-city. 184 teams will contest the overall win, decided by the best corrected time under the IRC rating rule. The winner, Scarlet Oyster, was presented with the magnificent King Edward VII Cup, dating back to 1906.