Race Development - Intermediate Race Training
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.
Throughout the course you'll get to try a number of roles in order 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.
Morning 1 starts with a 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.
On the Sunday you will have the chance to put your new skills into practise as you take part in a local club race (subject to a suitable race running on the course dates) or complete time trials to create a sense of pressure.
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 / rounding
- - Establishing line bias, use of transits and starting procedures
- - Race focus and performance mindset
- - Weight distribution on the boat for speed in different wind conditions
- - Key racing rules and strategy, race preparation and top 10 race winning tips!
After completing this course, why not put your new skills into practice in the Warsash Spring Series, Cowes Week or join our 2017 fastnet campaign.
If you haven't any prior yacht racing experience, we recommend our Introduction to Racing Course.
To find out more please call our shore support team on 023 80 456 360 or e-mail email@example.com.
2017 Dates (Friday - Sunday):
10-12 March - £395
25-27 August - £395
9-10 September - Course only £295 due to just Sat and Sun!
Cost: per person including race entry on the Sunday (when suitable race available)
Experience Level: for sailors with some previous racing experience, eg a Winter or Spring Series or minimum 3 or 4 races.
What is included?
All mooring fees, training, professional racing skipper and first mate, handouts and course notes, accommodation aboard for limited crew (6 max, first come, first serve) food aboard yacht whilst sailing and loan use of lifejacket and lifeline.
How To Book: Either click the button to book online, or download and complete the below booking form and email back to us with payment, which can be made by card over the phone or by bank transfer to the details shown on the form.