All of us at Poole Sailing have a keen interest in Yacht Racing! Our Principal, Rob Gibson, has written the RYA’s new handbook ‘Racing for Yachts and Keel Boats.’ So there is no better place to go for race training!
Yacht racing is a ‘Team Sport’, in fact it is probably the best team sport in the world! For that reason we concentrate our Race Training and Coaching on teams, rather than individuals but in packages to suit your needs and aspirations! For instance:
New Teams - With a Yacht
For newly formed teams or existing crews keen to give racing a try, we can provide an experienced Race Coach to advise on Tactics, Boat Handling, Crew Organisation and Sail Handling Techniques, on your boat. They can even stay with you to guide you through your first event.
Price for this expert service is £200/day plus travelling expenses for events away from Poole.
New Teams - Without a Yacht
For teams who have not decided which boat to purchase or who intend chartering, we can provide the same service on one of our Cruiser Racing Yachts! Best yacht is dependant on crew size. Ruthless or Energy, for a team with a minimum of six, and a maximum of eight sailors, or Addiction, for teams with a minimum of eight and a maximum of ten. Price is the same, £95/person/day.
Existing and Developing Teams
For experienced teams who want to improve performance or take a critical look at their teamwork and sail trim, we can provide an Experienced Race Coach plus trail boat, driver and video equipment, to give active advice on the water, both on and off the boat. They will also provide detailed briefings and de-briefings supported by video evidence.
Price from £750/day using your yacht, or from £1150/day using ours
Offshore Yacht racing with Poole Sailing is about being competitive and having FUN as well as improving your skills. You will be racing on well-prepared racing yachts, in a very sociable fleet, with some great racing skippers who also happen to be great instructors. That makes our events the perfect introduction to yacht racing for beginners and expert sailors alike! For some light reading before you race look out for Rob’s latest book, ‘Start Yacht Racing’ being published by the RYA in early spring!
Offshore Yacht Racing with Poole Sailing and Poole Yacht Racing Association 2017 .
Join Rob, Stuart, Martin and Owain for some great racing on super yachts to some great destinations. Then there are the great parties!
- 10th and 11th June.
Poole to Lymington, and Lymington to Poole Races. Approximately four hours of intense racing each day on an interesting course with significant tide gates. Plus a great welcome and ‘fun’ PYRA rendezvous at the Lymington Town Yacht Club. £220 per person.
- 21st to 24th July.
Poole to St.Vaast, St Vaast to Cherbourg and Cherbourg to Poole Races. Three great Offshore Races over four days. With a 'lay day' in St. Vaast, very tactical courses, the added sparkle of making the lock opening ,or not, plus the attractions of Normandy’s prettiest yacht harbour. £330 per person.
- 12th and 13th August.
Poole to Yarmouth and Yarmouth to Poole Races. Two tricky coastal races to our favourite Isle of Wight Harbour. There is bound to be a big turn out for the races and a great rendezvous at the Yarmouth Sailing Club. £220 per person.
- 26th to 28th August.
Poole to Alderney, Alderney to Cherbourg and Cherbourg to Poole Races. Three great races and Two great destinations packed into a bank holiday weekend. There will be plenty of time to explore the island of Alderney and to enjoy Rendezvous at both the Alderney Sailing Club and the Cherbourg Yacht Club. £330 per person.
- 23rd and 24th September.
Poole to Folly Inn and Folly Inn to Poole Races. The final race of the PYRA season and our favourite destination. Two great races with dancing guaranteed, no matter how bad the band is. We hope that you can join us. £220 per person.