Yacht Racing 2020

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

Race Crew with poole Sailing

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, £100/person/day.

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’ published by the RYA.

Offshore Yacht Racing with Poole Sailing and Poole Yacht Racing Association 2020 .

Join Rob, Peter, Owain and Tim for some great racing on super yachts to some great destinations. Then there are the great parties!

  • 25th and 26th April
    Poole to Weymouth and Weymouth to Poole Races. Two fabulous races along the World Heritage, Jurassic Coast, to our favourite destination. 220 per person.
  • 8th through 10th May
    Poole to Alderney and Alderney to Poole Races. Two great races and a great destination. There will be plenty of time to explore the island of Alderney and to enjoy the Rendezvous at the Alderney Sailing Club. 330 per person. 
  • 19th through 23rd June
    Poole to Cherbourg Overnight, a day to enjoy the town and then the Cherbourg to Poole Race. An opportunity to do two Channel crossings and enjoy the delights of the biggest port in Normandy. 330 per person.
  • 15th and 16th August.
    Poole to Hamble and Hamble to Poole Races. Two great races with serious tide gates and a destination in Britain's race yacht capital. 220 per person.
  • 12th and 13th September.
    Poole to Weymouth and Weymouth to Poole Races. Two fabulous races along the World Heritage, Jurassic Coast, to our favourite destination. 220 per person.


If you are interested in yacht racing call 07966 155 716
or email, info@poolesailing.com.
Poole Sailing Ltd.
29 Lulworth Avenue,
BH15 4DQ
RYA Training Centre