Racing Reports

Fastnet place

We have lost a team member due to work related issues so we have one place available in the Team. More info on the racing page but basically training plus 11 or so races and the Fastnet. Experience is not critical but attitude and working as part of a team is.

This is not part of our RYA Milebuilder programme but you will do over a 1000 miles building a lot of experience along the way.

pic of Mel off the Fastnet in previous race.

Racing Reports

Fame at last?

Lymington Yacht Haven have put this picture on their Facebook page today. I doubt I will be dining out on it but hopefully it may help raise awareness of the 3 Peaks Yacht Race. What is less well known is that Pete in our team is a Type 1 diabetic and has to constantly monitor and control his blood sugar level, winning a gruelling race just shows the resolve he has.

If you do have a medical condition we need to know about it but, whether it is a race or a cross channel milebuilder it has to be something really serious to stop us taking you.

Cruising Reports

Round the Island Race–special offer

We were full for the Round the Island Race but have lost one due to work. So we have one place and if you are female it makes the cabin share easier. details are on the programme page, in short, meet Thursday evening 27th June, train Friday, race Saturday back to Lymington Sunday afternoon. Anyone signing up by 9th February gets £95 off so just £300. The milebuilder cross channel sailing and RYA mile building courses are now up on the site and we have several bookings.

Cruising Reports

Full for Caribbean 600

We are now full for the C600 on Spirit of Juno a Farr 65 which Paul skippers in the Caribbean. We can get you on a competitive 40.7 for the race, call paul on 01823 433813 if you are interested.

The Fastnet has been full for several months and we have just 2 places left on the Round the Island Race meet evening Thursday 27th June. Still space on the RYA Milebuilders later in the season including the Mile building trip out to the Isles of Scilly in mid-August.

Racing Reports

2 places left for Caribbean 600

Pic of us beating a Volvo 60 during 2016 race

We have just lost one team member so have just 2 spaces left on our Farr 65 for the Caribbean 600 in February, cost is £1750 which includes on board acom before and after the race February also sees our first RYA course of the year and as well as a Day Skipper we also have one milebuilder booked already. These courses are good for RYA sailing mile building as they give lots of relevant experience as well as 120 or so NM. In the summer we may well cross the channel but not in February.

Cruising Reports

Dyform Re-rig completed

Pic of Mast going back on. We have gone for Dyform/Dyneema re-rig to marginally decrease weight whilst still having at least as much strength as the cheaper Stainlesss wire. The amount of stretch is also significantly reduced. This is driven by racing requirements but it does mean that we are just a bit quicker on RYA courses and Milebuilder sailing. Combined with a furling prop and decent sails, we are at least half a knot faster than most Jeanneau 40s. Might not sound much but we often average 7 kts across the channel on a RYA mile building trip to France which puts us there an hour ahead of average Jeanneau 40 and even more than most sea school yachts. We like to have Dinner in one of the restaurants that I have identified by years of selfless research and this extra speed can make the difference between getting a table or not.

Cruising Reports

Fastnet team Full

Picture, which my wife (and solicitor to whom I am very happily married), finds amusing taken outside of Titanic Hotel in Berlin.

The Fastnet team is now full for 2019. We will however have a space or 2 on most races due too the tyranny of work, weddings etc. We will also have several Milebuilders and RYA mile building courses for those heading towards Yachtmaster. The longest will be after the finish of the Fastnet and we will probably head out to the Scillies.

Course Reports

Fastnet Programme published

Previous Fastnet

We have up to 11 races including the Fastnet race itself. we also have 2 training weekends.At £2850 we are considerably less expensive than many others but we are after committed team members. this doesn’t mean you have to be an experienced racer but you do have to really try on behalf of the team.

We will also have a few RYA mile builders including a mile building cruise after the Fastnet which will take in the Isles of Scilly and/or France.

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3 Peaks Yacht Race results published

The 3 PYR results are now on their website https://www.threepeaksyachtrace.co.uk/results-2018 and the picture above shows how tired I was at the end. We have picked up at least 9 trophies including line honours and overall race winners. My thanks to Nick, Pete, Jon and Shelf for a great team performance.

We have a couple of races left for this season, the first to Cherbourg is full, but still places on the much less serious JOG Solent race weekend on 21st September meet Lymington Yacht Haven friday evening.