Why sail with First Offshore?
Offshore Yacht Racing
Racing and Training Weekends
You always promised yourself – one day I will go offshore yacht racing – wouldn’t it be great to do a Fastnet…
We exist to enable keen weekend sailors to get offshore, we run training weekends and compete in RORC Offshore Races.
You will be completely involved in the running of the boat; if nav and tactics are your thing, we will work together – if it’s sail trim or helming, we will show you how to get the best out of our fully optimised race boat. We build a tightly knit team through the season. Our aim? To sail really well, and to have massive fun whilst we do!
All we ask is decent fitness and a minimum of Competent Crew experience – we will guide you all the way.
For the more experienced you can focus on race strategy, weather routing and fine tuning our boat trim.
Sailing offshore in the midst of a RORC race fleet, with only minutes separating us from our nearest competitor after 24-36 hours of racing, must be one of the most inspiring experiences on the water. Join our crew and experience it for yourself!
2019 Rolex Fastnet race package
The 2019 Rolex Fastnet starts on 3rd August, and to qualify at least 50% of our crew must have completed 300 RORC race miles within 12 months of the start date.
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As well as the RORC Offshore races, we will compete in some JOG cross channel events as well as the Warsash Spring Series to ensure our boat handling is spot on!
Throughout the season, we take the boat out on long mile-building passages. The longest in 2019 will be from Gosport to Valletta for the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race!
Over the off season we run a series of training weekends combining sail trim, helming and crew teamwork with race strategy and tactics.