With a real hands on focus you will have the opportunity to try all aspects of racing aboard one of these famous yachts. It will be action packed and fun as you join one of our teams for this day of racing in the Solent. Working together with the other participants our professional crew will guide you through getting the most out of these powerful Clipper 60s.
After meeting our crew in the morning in our riverside events centre you will be shown to your yacht where you will meet your team for the day and receive a short safety brief before slipping lines and motoring out into open water. Then it's a morning of training as our professional crew guide you through all the manoeuvres and get you working as part of a slick racing team.
After a brief lunch it is time to put all the training into practice as the Clipper 60s come together for a match race through the Solent. The course will depend on wind and tides, but this is your chance to pit your skills against the other team as you take part in a closely fought race aboard these identical matched yachts.
You will have the opportunity to be part of a true racing team including working on the foredeck for sail hoists, drops and changes and in the cockpit on the winches as well as taking the wheel to steer in this exciting contest. Finally one of the yachts will be declared the winner before dropping sails and heading back up the River Hamble after an exhilarating day's racing.
Ocean Race Yacht Solent Match RaceImportant stuff to know:
Where we sail: On the Solent, from Hamble Point Marina in Hamble
Event time: 10am to 4pm (lunch included aboard the boats)
Maximum participants: Up to 12 per yacht
When: Selected midweek and weekend dates from April to October.
A baguette lunch, soft drinks and tea and coffee as well as all the safety kit such as lifejackets and wet weather clothing are provided as part of the day.
Participants must be at least 12 to come on this day and if they are 12 to 17 they must book with a parent or guardian. There is no upper age limit.
There are a number of steps and a ladder inside the yacht, if you think you might need assistance to move around, we would ask you book with someone who can give you a helping hand.
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