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TRAINING DAYS

Race training in the solent

LEARN HOW TO FLY A SPINNAKER

LEARN HOW TO HELM DOWNWIND

LEARN TO TACK AND GYBE A RACE YACHT

FLY A SPINNAKER

How do I fly a Spinnaker?  We give you the skills and experience to be able to fly and handle spinnakers in a race.

HELM DOWNWIND

Race helming downwind takes skill.  Join us for coaching to get you up to speed on the race course.

RACE TACKS AND GYBES

Boat handling amongst a race fleet can be stressful.  We coach our crews to be able to tack and gybe quickly and easily.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Race Training from First Offshore Racing

First Offshore Racing bridges the gap between the RYA school boats and the hot shot race boats in the RORC offshore fleet.  Our crew is mainly made up of enthusiastic weekend sailors looking to race on a competitive boat whilst recognising that they don’t yet have the experience or offshore knowledge of a seasoned offshore racer.  These training days enable you to gain the skills and experience to go offshore yacht racing both safely and fast!

THE BOAT

Race Training from First Offshore Racing

The Boat; an immaculate First 40.7 – perhaps the most successful cruiser/racer ever designed – which is fully set up, equipped and inspected for RORC offshore racing, and has had the big two mods needed for these boats – it has a new carbon rudder to the original Farr design and has had the keel matrix re-bonded and strengthened. She is a strong and fast boat fully kitted out with a full set of Doyle Stratis race sails with five spinnakers and assymetrics… Down below, she has sea berths for 10 and is unusually comfortable and dry for an offshore race yacht!

HOW DO WE RUN THE DAY?

Race Training from First Offshore Racing

First Offshore Racing Training Days in the Solent are:

  • single day events where you experience the excitement of a fully prepared race yacht
  • a day where you get individual tuition on a particular area you want to improve
  • a great day out on the water where you can challenge yourself and get faster and more confident

What does the day look like?

0900 Arrive in Haslar Marina

Safety Brief before a detailed tour of the deckgear, deck layout and sail configurations

Head out into the Solent or the English Channel depending on weather conditions

Full day’s intensive race training with lunch at sea

Back to Haslar Marina

1600 De-rig boat and depart

To learn more, and to confirm which dates are available click here