Once you have some yacht racing experience, this 3-day
course will really help you hone your skills, learn how to
anticipate the next move, and give you a racing edge. Suitable for
both inshore and offshore racers, this course would be perfect for
anyone competing in Cowes Week, St Maarten Regatta or the
Throughout the course you'll get to rotate roles to experience
the different positions and understand how they all work together.
There will be a big emphasis on race focus and the mindset
required to win races.
Each morning starts with classroom-based theory session, before
heading out onto the water to put what you've just covered into
practice! Then the day draws to a close with an evening debrief,
including video footage.
By the end of the course you will feel more
confident as a crew member, capable of helping to
drive a winning race performance!
The syllabus will make the most of the weather at the time, but
aims to cover:
Perfecting spinnaker hoists and drops and mark roundings
Upwind sail trim for speed and height after tacking /
Establishing line bias, use of transits and starting
Race focus and performance mindset
Weight distribution on the boat for speed in different wind
Key racing rules and strategy, race preparation and top 10
race winning tips!
- There is so much to learn that many people come back and do the
After completing this course, why not put your new skills into
practice in the Warsash Spring Series, IRC Nationals or
If you haven't any prior yacht racing experience, we recommend
our Introduction to Racing Course.
Or if you only want to focus on the spinnaker work - consider our
Spinnaker Handling Course
To find out more please call our shore support team on 023 8033
0999 or e-mail email@example.com.
Dates (all Friday -
March 8-10 2013 - Full
April 19-21 - includes racing
in the Warsash Spring Series on Sunday! Full
£350 per person (£375 for April dates which includes race entry
into Warsash Spring Series)
Level: for sailors with some previous racing
experience, eg a Winter or Spring Series or minimum 3 or 4
All mooring fees, training,
professional racing skipper and first mate, handouts and course
notes, course completion certificate, accommodation on board (bring
a sleeping bag!), food aboard yacht and loan of wet weather jacket