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Round the Island Race Crew Package May 29th to 31st 2020

£550.00

The Round the Island Race is one of the greatest events in sailing, with 1200 yachts competing this historic 60 mile course.  We aim to be as competitive as possible whilst having as much fun as possible!

 

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Join the Boat: 10:00 Friday morning  29th May, Haslar Marina Gosport

Friday night: Berth in Cowes

Saturday very early: Race start off Cowes

Saturday night: Berth in Cowes

Finish:  Haslar Marina Gosport, 31st May c.14:00

FRIDAY

The Round the Island Race is one of the greatest events in sailing, with 1200 yachts competing this historic 60 mile course.  We will be as competitive as possible whilst having as much fun as possible!

The race crew meets on board on Friday morning,  giving us time to run through a full safety briefing, get the boat organised and discuss the plan for the weekend before heading out for a days training.  During the day we run through various crew positions and go over the deck layout and equipment in detail before a focus on manoeuvres and boat speed.  Race ready, we head for our berth in Cowes and eat ashore amongst the throngs of competing crews.

It’s always a very early start, so it won’t be a late night…

SATURDAY

After a crew briefing we will leave the dock by (very very early TBC…) and head into the start area hoisting sails and eating breakfast – there won’t be time after the start as we race out of the Solent in the midst of more than a thousand yachts…

Throughout the race we plan to move crew around the boat, giving everyone the opportunity to experience helming upwind and downwind, main, headsail and spinnaker trim, mast and foredeck.

After arriving in Cowes and sorting the boat out in it’s berth, we will head into town for some well deserved party time!

Saturday certainly won’t be an early night…

SUNDAY

Sunday will have a leisurely breakfast on board before cruising gently back to Gosport, resplendent in our Team shirts.

And most importantly, regardless of the weather, we will have a great time!

 

INCLUDED in the crew contribution

Race Entry

Mooring Fees

Training Day

Race Crew Shirt

Professional Skipper and First Mate

Accommodation on the boat on Friday and Saturday nights

All food on board

Race instruction and support

 

NOT INCLUDED

Travel to and from the boat

Food on shore in Cowes

Personal Insurance (highly recommended)

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Our crew always has a wide mix of experience, many of our crew are cruising sailors wanting to experience offshore racing, and the Round The Island Race is a great introduction – whilst remaining in sight of land the whole time

We support you regardless of your sailing/racing level.  If you have any questions, please get in touch, we are always happy to talk it through.

Additional information

KIt List

Recommended Kit to Bring on Board:

All packed in a soft mid size dry bag
Wet weather gear Jacket and trousers/salopettes
Thermal base layer
Fleece top
Deck shoes
Sailing boots
Sailing gloves
Warm hat for night watches
Sun hat
Sailing knife and a head torch with red led
Sleeping bag
Breathable t-shirts
Shorts
Sunglasses with head loop
Underwear!
Sun cream… lots of it
swimsuit
Towel
Toothbrush
Your glasses or contact lenses and solution
Personal prescribed medication and sea sickness meds
Money/Euros
Passport
Mobile Phone and charger