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Experience Offshore Yacht Sailing
Are you a weekend sailor wanting to start offshore yacht racing? To race a yacht offshore, out of sight of land, is one of the most fantastic experiences. Join us on our race prepared First 40.7 and learn the skills to be able to compete in the RORC Offshore Series, the Fastnet, Middle Sea Race or even the Caribbean 600!
English Channel Sailing 2020
We have individual crew berths available for all our Covid secure sailing events, click on the link below to take you to the booking page and join our crew..
One of the most amazing yacht races – this classic race amongst over 1000 yachts is always amazing.
The lockdown restrictions now easing, we are running several events in August in the Solent – time to get back out on the water in a safe environment.
RORC Offshore Races 2020
Major Offshore Races
Adventure, challenge and excitment are guaranteed in each of these major offshore races, click on the race title for more details.
Live the dream in this fabulous race around several Caribbean islands from Antigua racing amongst some of the fastest yachts in the World.
One of the classic 600 mile offshore races in the Rolex RORC Calendar, together with the Fasdtnet and Sydney Hobart.
Individual Crew Places
New to Yacht Racing?
Start by joining our race crew on our training weekends where you can, in a supportive environment, learn the skills needed for the race course. These weekends give you the opportunity to experience every crew position, and understand what makes a race boat.go fast! (It’s the crew, not the boat…)
Solent Yacht Racing Offshore
How can I start Offshore Racing?
We enable amateur sailors, often highly experienced cruisers but with little or no race experience, to compete at the higest level in RORC Offshore races. We do this by providing an ideal learning environment where you can challenge yourself and enjoy a great adventure!
2020 Race and Training Calendar
Our programme throughout the year takes us to the Caribbean over Winter, back in the Solent for Summer and down to the Med for the Middle Sea Race
This three day training race weekend has North Sails experts available to advise on sail trim, starting techniques and crew management.
The cross channel race to Le Havre usually has the addition of marks in the channel, making it an interesting and technical race.
Perhaps the ultimate windward leeward race – the classic round Eddystone Lighthouse race is always amazing.
With regular fleets of nearly 2000 yachts, the round the island race is an unmatched experience. Perfect for beginners, join our crew here!
We won’t know where the course is until the evening before, but it’s always a great race around marks in the Channel.
This challenging and highly rewarding race in a terrific fleet make this race a must do for any serious offshore racer.
Beneteau First 40.7
Offshore Race Yacht
First Offshore Racing bridges the gap between RYA school boats and the hot shot race boats in the RORC fleet. Our crew are 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.
Does that sound like you?
Why sail 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.
.First Offshore Racing run training weekends and compete in some of the most exciting offshore yacht races in the World.
We don’t shout!
Come offshore yacht racing 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.