Sailing Adventures

English Channel Offshore Sailing

Come with us and sail the English Channel – to the Channel Islands or the Scilly Isles and build your skills and experience for more adventurous sailing.  To sail a yacht offshore, out of sight of land, is one of the most fantastic experiences.  Join us on our offshore prepared First 40.7 and  for milebuilding passages and fun in the English Channel!

“I wanted to go offshore sailing to challenge myself – to get outside my comfort zone but stay within the skipper’s… This did exactly that!

JE, London

First Time Offshore?

A great introduction to offshore sailing as we head out of the Solent into the Channel, hoping for sunshine!  Bring your sense of humour, your thirst for adventure and a willingness to learn.


Log your experience and miles on our channel passages – with our overnight sailing you can gain those vital night hours and miles, as we head to the Scilly Isles or down the West Country coast.

Offshore Sailing

Why sail with First Offshore?

Crew with us and learn how to sail a fast and comfortable 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, sail well and really enjoy the thrill of adventure yacht sailing.

Safe, Fun Experience.

.First Offshore Racing run adventure sailing and milebuilding events and compete in some of the most exciting offshore yacht races in the World.

Connect with your Crew.

Even a few days sailing brings our crew together – we build a team which creates enduring friendships..

Be Totally Involved.

Everyone gets a chance to be involved as much as you want and get to experience all the crew positions supported by the skipper and the crew.

Sail Overnight.

Sailing under a clear night sky!  We coach you in all aspects of offshore yacht sailing from sail changes to night watches


You won’t find us shouting and screaming at each other – our way is calm and supportive.  Many of our crews are sailing offshore for the first time, and are here to learn. Many are back for more experience and to take more responsibility within the crew.


Everything we do centres around providing a safe, supportive and fun experience.   First Offshore Racing run training and milebuilding events in the UK the Mediterranean and the Caribbean thoughout the year.

2021Adventure Sailing

2021 Sailing in the English Channel

Our programme for 2021 takes us sailing and racing in the English Channel before we sail up to Scotland to race and sail in the magnificent West Coast of Scotland – see more here

RORC Myth of Malham May 2021

Perhaps the ultimate windward leeward race – the classic round Eddystone Lighthouse race is always amazing.

Solent to the Scilly Isles June 2021

The lockdown restrictions set to ease, we are running several events in the English Channel – time to get back out on the water in a safe environment.

RORC Morgan Cup June 2021

This year’s Morgan Cup takes the fleet across the English Channel to Guernsey, a great sprint over to the Channel Islands

RORC De Guingand Bowl June 2021

We won’t know where the course is until the evening before, but it’s always a great race around marks in the Channel.

Round The Island Race July 2021

One of the most amazing yacht races – this classic race amongst over 1000 yachts is always amazing.

Milebuilder - 600nm Solent to Clyde July 2021

Milebuilder giving 600nm logged miles, experience of watch systems and plenty night hours.

Beneteau First 40.7

Our Yacht

The 40.7 is one of the most successful cruiser racers ever built, capable of looking after it's crew regardless of the weather.  Comfortable down below with (almost) all mod cons, it is a perfect boat to explore some of the most wonderful sailing areas in the World.  Our crew bring on board their sense of fun and sense of adventure.

Does that sound like you?