Join the Boat: Friday morning 10th April 2020 by 09:00hrs
Start: Cowes Squadron Line, 10th April 2020 12:00hrs (est)
Finish: Haslar Marina, Gosport, 12th April 2020 pm
The race crew meets on board on Friday morning, with a plan to arrive by 09:00 which gives us time to run through a full safety briefing, get the boat organised and discuss our race strategy and tactics before heading out into the Solent. Friday afternoon is when we finalise our starting crew positions and run through the deck layout and equipment with all crew members and train for our boat maneuvers.
We stay in Cowes on Friday night with the rest of the fleet at Cowes Yacht Haven and eat ashore.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
With a race start of 10:30, we will leave the dock by 09:00 each morning and head into the Solent before the start – this gives us all the opportunity to practise some sail handling, tacks and gybes on our way.
There are three races planned each day, and we plan to take a view which we participate in and when we head off down the Solent for some training by ourselves.
After racing, there is a race debrief and coaching session on shore in Cowes with the fleet.
We have a berth at Cowes Yacht Haven for Friday and Saturday nights, so there will be plenty opportunity to relax and review the day’s racing! We will eat ashore on both nights.
The final day of racing will take the same format, ending early afternoon to enable us to clean and pack the boat up for an early evening journey home.
Looking forward to our fist event of the season!
INCLUDED in the crew contribution
Race Crew Position
Race Skipper and First Mate
Accommodation on the boat on Friday and Saturday nights
All race and coaching fees
All mooring fees
All food on board
Race instruction and support
Travel to and from the boat
Food on shore in Cowes
Personal Insurance (highly recommended)