Full Programme

Full Programme

2018 will see us continuing to run top quality courses and mile building trips with no hidden extras, but in April Wild Spirit will be sailing round to Troon in SW Scotland so we can explore the Hebrides including a trip out to St Kilda. We continue to operate RYA courses as part of Lymington Yacht Charters Sea School a well established RYA training centre.

As well as the 3 Peaks Yacht Race we have the Volvo Round Ireland and afew other races but less than in 2017. We have some great mile builders heading out to St Kilda and then 3 legs back to lymington in September (the sea is at its warmest about 21st September) for those heading towards yachtmaster or just wanting to sail and we can put on YM Prep plus exam later in the year. For 2019 we also have the Caribbean 600 on a Farr 65.

ID Join Likely Finish Event Price Spaces  
WS363 14 Aug
24 Aug
RYA Comp Crew /Milebuilder cruise to the Scillies £575 0 Email Wild Spirit

Meet Plymouth Wednesday evening ready to catch tide Thursday morning and head west.
Itinerary is weather plus team dependent but the Isles of Scilly are top of the list.
We finish Lymington and the price reflects this plus it is after the Fastnet but we have several days for any repairs. In the, most unlikely, event of this trip being cancelled we will refund cost in full, but travel is down to you. In 12 years of doing trips after the Fastnet, Round Ireland and 3 Peaks Yacht race we haven’t had to cancel a single one.

You can do RYA Competent Crew on this one and it is good for building miles plus experience add £50 to cover Oilies and RYA fees.

It is quite possible we will also visit Channel Islands and possibly France so a Passport is needed.

WS370 6 Sep
8 Sep
Race Weekend £195 0 Email Wild Spirit

Race weekend Cowes to Poole, often by south of IOW and return direct race on Sunday.
Good social do after the race and it is one we have done well in previous years.

Suitable for novice racers with some sailing experience (competent crew) or keen sense of adventure.

all on board food, fees, fuel, marina costs included and we will even loan Oilies to beginners FOC.

Cost is £195 and Wild Spirit was the winner of the 3 Peaks Yacht Race in 2018

WS373 8 Sep
15 Sep
7 day Milebuilder and Comp Crew with cross channel £495 0 Email Wild Spirit

Join Sunday evening 8th September and probably sail in Solent Monday then cross channel. As ever itinerary is weather dependent but should include 2 channel crossings and at least 4 night hours. For milebuilder cost is £495, for Comp Crew add £40 to cover Oilies, log book etc.

Back early afternoon Sunday so good for those who have to travel a distance.

Cost includes good on board food, marinas, fuel etc. We will probably also have a few Dinners out at restaurants and Pubs i have selected through years of selfless research.

September is a great month to sail, the sea is at its warmest on 21st Sept but the summer rush is over so no stress about getting berthing for the night.

By doing Competent Crew on this one you will also gain more experience, a couple of ‘Qualifying Passages’ and have a good holiday.

If you want to have sole occupancy of a cabin then add £150 but we will only have a maximum of 6 on board and we are codedd (=licensed) for 10.

WS374 27 Sep
29 Sep
JOG race weekend with race end in Lymington £195 1 Email Wild Spirit

Our last JOG race of the season with an experienced skipper and team aboard Wild Spirit, a 40 footer that won the 3 Peaks Yacht Race in 2018.

Meet Friday evening for Dinner on board, Race Saturday and then the social event for which JOG is renown followed by race on Sunday and back to Lymington Sunday afternoon.

WS372 19 Feb
29 Feb
Caribbean 600 2020 £1950 4 Email Wild Spirit

We are back again, of course we are, it is a brilliant race in superb surroundings on an iconic Farr 65 that has raced round the World.
For 2020 we will be berthed in a World Heritage site–Nelsons Dockyard. Training will start on the Wednesday morning and you can stay on board from Tuesday evening until the Saturday after the race.
The race starts Monday 24th and we are normally back in on Thursday well in time for the prizegiving party on Friday night. Flights out from Saturday afternoon make sense with choice of BA and Virgin to Gatwick, several to US.

Nelson’s Dockyard at night.
Several regulars already signed up and Official Crew include Bruce Garrod from Paul’s Sydney to Hobart team plus Dr Shelf (Stuart Walker) who won 3 Peaks Yacht Race with Paul in 2018 taking both Daily Telegraph Cup for line honours and Barmouth Cup for IRC.
Mike Honner who has navigated several C600s, Volvo Round Ireland etc is also with us as is Jonathan Brennan–a legend in his own lunch time….
As ever our objectives are to
1) Complete the race safely
2) Enjoy ourselves
3) Do as well as we can

Plenty of experience on board so we can take a few novices on this great race.

Bookings will be via OnDeck but do please call Paul on 00 44 1823 433813 to have a talk first and ask any questions

As of 1st August we only have 6 places left plus several possibles so anticipate being full fairly soon
Whether with us or someone else if you are flying from UK do book your flights now.

Paul after we beat the Volvos in the 2017 race.