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Racing and Race Training

 

Racing Training

 You are interested in the fun and full on action of yacht racing but need to gain some experience aboard a racing yacht. Paradoxically you canít get a place on board because you have no experience. How do you get started?

 

  Or maybe you have some yacht racing experience but are finding difficulty getting the results you would like. Start line positioning, sail trim, navigation, tactics and efficient crew management seem like a black art. How do you move on?

 

We can offer race training, from basic which rope to pull and when, to more advanced levels of boat and crew preparation, race tactics, navigation, and trimming. All aboard one of our yachts, or on your own boat. Our skippers have raced in most of the leading regattas and off shore events with a wealth of knowledge at your disposal

£150 per person per day.

£200 per day own boat tuition + travel & food.

 

Racing

We run a racing programme throughout the year taking in events such as Round the Island Race, Cowes week and many of the numerous sailing regattas staged in the Solent. There are limited places available on the yachts in these events. So if you fancy being in the thick of it as part of a racing crew this is the on for you.

We race with an experienced core crew who will give you the benefit of their knowledge, whether this is your first time on a racing yacht, or you are looking to improve on your racing skills.

£150 - £250 per race day  per person depending on event. 

 

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The 2022 Season Event Calendar.

 

WARSASH SPRING SERIES 2022: 

 

SUBJECT to COVID RESTRICTIONS AT THE TIME.

 

Race around the cans in the Solent 

Warsash Spring Series

 

Awaiting 2022 Dates

 

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ROUND THE ISLAND RACE: Saturday 25th June 2022

FULLY BOOKED

 

SUBJECT to COVID RESTRICTIONS AT THE TIME.

 

Round The Island Race

COMPETE AS CREW IN THE ROUND THE ISLAND RACE

 

The famous annual  race round the Isle of Wight with up to 1700 other yachts. This is the largest Yacht race in the world.

 

We have places available on this years Round the Island Race. Come & join an experienced crew & professional Yachtmaster Instructor Skipper, for our 18th Round the Island Race aboard a 36 foot Yacht. On board "racing crew" lunch & soft drinks included. We supply waterproofs & lifejackets & the Yacht is commercially coded to the highest safety standards.

 

The race is approximately 55 miles around the Isle of Wight. Finishing anywhere between 16:00hrs & 20:00hrs depending on conditions.

 

There will be a maximum of seven people on board the yacht plus the skipper. Minimum age is 13. Maximum weight 20 stone. No previous sailing experience is required, although it helps.  Non-swimmers are welcome. 2018 Report & Photos

 

We will contact you with further booking instructions & issue your joining instructions on payment.

 

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COWES WEEK TOUR:  30th Jul - 6th August 2022

 

SUBJECT to COVID RESTRICTIONS AT THE TIME.

Awaiting conformation.


Cowes Week Information

 

Get up close & personal in amongst the racing fleets.

The day starts at 10:00hrs/am with coffee, biscuits and a safety briefing, then your Yachtmaster skipper will introduce you to the basics and in an amazingly short time you will be sailing through the Solent or Southampton Water. After a lunch break ashore we sail close to the racing fleets & soak up the incredible atmosphere cruising into Cowes. Your skipper will point out the many points of interest on route & is on hand to answer any questions you may have. You can choose to take an active part in the sailing or just sit back in the cockpit and relax. All refreshments afloat are included. Returning back to your port of origin by approximately 17:00hrs (05:00pm) with a glass of wine to toast your return.   

 

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COWES WEEK FIREWORKS NIGHT SAIL: Friday 5th August 2022.

 

SUBJECT to COVID RESTRICTIONS AT THE TIME.

Awaiting conformation.

 

Cowes Week Fireworks Information

The spectacular fireworks display has taken place on the final Friday of Cowes Week since the very earliest days of the regatta.

The evening starts at 08:00pm, when you will depart from Hamble with your Yachmaster Skipper as the Red Arrows display over the Solent. On passage to your anchorage you will be able to take in the views as the sun sets, before the fireworks display starts at approximately  09:30pm. Your skipper will point out the many points of interest on route & is on hand to answer any questions you may have. You will returning on a night passage to Hamble at approximately 11:00pm after the fireworks display. Light refreshments afloat are included.

 

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