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Offshore Yacht Racing

Are you a weekend sailor wanting to be a bit more adventurous?  To race a yacht offshore, out of sight of land, is one of the most fantastic experiences.  Join us on our offshore equipped First 40.7  Our crew is mainly made up of enthusiastic sailors looking to sail on a fast and fun boat where they can build skills and experience, log RYA miles and have a great fun time whilst doing it!

Racing in the UK 2022

Racing in the Solent & English Channel

We have individual crew berths available for our racing and training evenmts in 2022, click on the link below to take you to the booking page and join our crew..

RORC Easter Challenge April 2022

The first RORC event in the Solent in 2022 is the perfect time to get back out on the water – this is a great training regatta!

RORC Cervantes Trophy April 2022

Offshore in the English Channel, this is an ideal experience builder for offshore racing.

RORC De Guingand Bowl May 2022

Great offshore race giving logged miles, experience of watch systems and plenty of  night hours..

RORC Myth of Malham June 2022

This is one of the most famous and eagerly awaited races of the season – a fantastic experience not to be missed.

Race Programme 2022

The Best Racing in Europe?

The Solent is the best place to learn sailing and racing in Europe – it has everything condensed into this sheltered area.  No wonder it is said that if you can sail in the Solent, you can sail anywhere!

RORC Morgan Cup June 2022

At the height of the season, this is a critical race for points and is fiercely competitive.  Close offshore racing at it’s best.

RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo 2022

There is something magical about sailing to another country – so imagine how much better it is to race there… A cross channel race with all the splendour of the channel islands.

RORC Channel Race July 2022

Closing the RORC Offshore Season in the Solent, the channel race is a fitting finale to a highly competitive race series.

Individual Crew Places

Train with us and come Offshore Racing…

Covid has had an impact on all our lives, so we will get out on the water with maximum benefit this year… We are staying in the UK in 2022 and are training and racing the World’s best sailing area – the Solent. Adventure, fun and relaxation are on the menu this year!  We will be racing in the Round The Island Race and competing in the RORC Offshore Series

Race Training

How can I start Offshore Racing?

We enable amateur sailors, often highly experienced cruisers but with little or no offshore experience, to gain the skill and experience..  We do this by providing a supportive environment where you can challenge yourself and enjoy a great adventure!

2022 Events

2022 Racing and Training Calendar

Our programme throughout the year takes us from our base in the Solent, racing from Cowes and the English Channel and racing across to France.  It’s going to be a great year!

2022 Racing and Training Events

Time to get more adventurous, get back out on the water and gain the experience and skills needed for offshore racing.

For the more experienced, take your skills to a new level with our structured training programme – we will put together a programme just for you.

Beneteau First 40.7

Offshore Race Yacht

Our yacht is one of the most successful cruiser racers ever built, capable of looking after it’s crew regardless of the weather.  Comfortable down below with (almost) all mod cons, it is a perfect boat to explore some of the most wonderful sailing areas in the World.  Our crew bring on board their sense of fun and sense of adventure.

Does that sound like you?

Offshore Racing

Why race with First Offshore?

Crew with us and learn how to race a competitive yacht, we guide you every step of the way.  Each position on the boat has a coaching programme to give you the skills to be safe, competitive and really enjoy the thrill of yacht racing.

Safe, Fun Experience.

.First Offshore Racing run training weekends and compete in some of the most exciting offshore yacht races in the World.

Connect with your Crew.

Working as a team under pressure develops great friendships in our crews.

Be totally involved.

Everyone is aware of our race strategy and gets experience of all the crew positions with an experienced race crew buddy.

Sail Overnight.

We coach you in all aspects of offshore yacht racing from sail changes to night watches

We don’t shout!

Come sailing with us – all we ask is for you to have enthusiasm and a minimum of RYA Competent Crew level!   Bring your sense of humour, your thirst for adventure and a willingness to learn.

It’s always fun…

Everything we do centres around providing a safe, supportive and fun experience.   First Offshore Racing run training weekends and compete in the best races in Europe and the Caribbean.