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  
WS323 12 Aug
25 Aug
Bareboat Charter £- 5 Email Wild Spirit

Wild Spirit available bareboat or skippered charter.

Alongside in Fair Isle.

Contact Paul to discuss options, but as an example
handover morning of Sunday 12th August and return Saturday mid-day 25th would cost £3250.
There is an insurance deposit as well of £1750 returnable after the charter.
You will need to hold at least a YM Coastal Certificate or convince me of your experience. First Mate will need either minimum of RYA Day Skipper or similar experience.

I can put a skipper on for you for an extra £450 but you have to feed him or her, however this lowers the insurance excess to £1000.

Wild Spirit is coded for 10 people and sleeps 8 in reasonable comfort.
Note–you can get shorter yachts which sleep more people but think of the difference in length between a half pint glass and a pint. If you are 6 feet 4″ you can sleep on Wild Spirit without having to adopt a foetal position.
A spinnaker and outboard are included, others charge extra.

WS327 25 Aug
31 Aug
Irish Rover–Leg one Troon to Dublin £375 2 Email Wild Spirit

Special Offer–We have lost a team member so as I like a minimum of 4 on board next place is half price at £190

We finish at Dun Laoghaire Marina which has a direct Bus from Dublin airport with it’s cheap flights and good for provisioning plus crew changes. (Troon is easy from Glasgow Airport). We will probably have a night sail and may take in the Isle of Man, probably Peel, or head straight down to Ireland, or go by way of Rathlin Island.
At least one Qualifying Passage for YachtMaster and good opportunities to develop Nav and passage planning skills. Not too serious but the Irish Sea can be lumpy in the wrong conditions. We can take a keen novice but more aimed at those who have sailed before. A few nights in Marinas or ports which may include being alongside harbour walls such as in the charming little harbour of PortPatrick

Cost includes all on board food, fuel, marinas, fees etc but allow for a few meals ashore to be shore.

Whilst the Bus to the airport works well a shared Taxi may also make sense. I fly out at 1455 on 31st.

WS336 2 Sep
7 Sep
Irish Rover –Leg 2–Dublin to Plymouth £395 2 Email Wild Spirit

Second leg of the Irish Rover from Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) to Plymouth.

No doubt about it, we will have some night sailing as we have a crossing to make. Depending on the weather we may run down the coast perhaps stopping at Kilmore Quay or Dunmore East before heading across towards either the Isles of Scilly or Lands End. Stops may include Falmouth, Fowey or Helford River before arriving at Plymouth. With over 250NM this is a great mile and experience builder for budding YachtMasters and Day Skippers who want to build competence.

Cost includes on board food, fuel, marinas etc. Allow for a few meals out and you need a Passport

I arrive in Dublin airport at 1715 on 2nd September If you have similar timed flights a shared taxi may make sense.

WS337 14 Sep
19 Sep
RYA–Plymouth to Lymington £325 4 Email Wild Spirit

RYA with a few more miles.
You can do Competent Crew (needs no experience) or if you have the required experience and theory level we can have up to 2 Day Skippers.
Alternatively you can just build miles towards Yachtmaster and we will cover at least 120NM including some night sailing.
Join Plymouth Friday evening(easy train) finish Lymington Wednesday afternoon (easy train)
You can arrive earlier than the meet time of 2130 and get on board. i will probably be there by 1800 abd eat on board or at the restaurant at the marina.

Food on board, fuel, marinas, loan of Oilies etc are all included in the price.
For just mile building and with your own Oilies deduct £25

WS332 21 Sep
23 Sep
Cowes to Cherbourg Race £225 1 Email Wild Spirit

Friday 21st September JOG Cherbourg race
last cross channel race of the season and always a good social affair
Start of race is 1800 so we meet at 1500 and go up on the tide

Only one place left

Good if you are thinking about the Fastnet

WS334 28 Sep
30 Sep
JOG Race weekend £- 3 Email Wild Spirit

Last JOG race weekend of the season so a very good social scene.
We will go up to Cowes Friday evening leaving 1830 (or you can join in Cowes)

Good social scene and suitable for a novice or 2.

WS340 2 Oct
7 Oct
RYA Comp Crew or Day Skipper £425 3 Email Wild Spirit

Competent Crew/ day Skipper course with max of 4 Students (including a max of 3 Day skippers).
Starts and finishes Lymington Yacht Haven with free parking and superb facilities.

Tuesday evening join with dinner at 2000 (you can join later if you wish) finishes Sunday p.m so only 3 days leave needed.

The sea is normally warmest on 21st September and this is agreat time of the year to sail.
Depending on the crew and the weather we might cross the channel.

If you have just want to build miles deduct £25.

WS335 12 Oct
17 Oct
RYA Course £395 2 Email Wild Spirit

Competent Crew/ day Skipper course with max of 4 Students and max of 3 Day skippers.
Starts and finishes Lymington Yacht Haven with free parking and superb facilities.

Friday evening to Wednesday afternoon so only 3 days lave needed. We will probably have a couple of meals ashore which aren’t included but we will provide food on board if you don’t want to eat out.

The sea is normally warmest on 21st September and this is agreat time of the year to sail.
Depending on the crew and the weather we might cross the channel.

If you have just want to build miles deduct £25.

WS338 13 Feb
23 Feb
CARIBBEAN 600 2019 £1750 10 Email Wild Spirit

We are back, of course we would be, it is one of our favourite races.
A classic warm water race round beautiful islands in trade winds, well normally yes, but last year, like half the fleet, we had to retire due damage from sustained winds of over 40 kts. For us it was a badly ripped mainsail, others fared worse with one Catamaran capsized. One thing which the 2017 gales proved is that when the going gets rough a Farr 65 that has raced round the World and across the Southern Ocean is a good boat to be on.
For 2019 we will have brand new, stronger sails. All 4 Official Crew have considerable experience, both on Juno and other yachts. We are seeking team members to join us on Team Juno. We provide 4 days of training before the race and if you wish you can also sleep on board, which both saves the cost of accommodation plus increases familiarity with the layout. It is great if you are already an accomplished racing sailor, but you don’t need experience if you are a committed team member.
The Skipper will again be Paul Jackson back for his 6th C600. With over 100,000 NM this Ocean YachtMaster and YachtMaster Instructor plus RYA Offshore Safety Instructor has 25,000Nm of serious racing experience including having won Division in the Sydney Hobart twice, winning 3 Peaks Yacht Race and line Honours for the Lord Howe Island Race.
The First Mate will be Arran Chapman who skippered Juno for the Regattas in 2018 with considerable success including winning their Class in Antigua Sailing Week. He will be skipper for the Caribbean regattas again for next season and as well as a great sailor has good engineering skills plus a thorough knowledge of Juno. Fit and agile he will take a lead role in foredeck training and will lead one watch.
Karoline George returns as Second Mate and brings with her a wealth of experience including Fastnets, Sydney Hobarts plus C600s. Karoline was with Paul when they were knocked down in over 60 knots in a Sydney Hobart damaging the rig, despite losing 7 hours for repairs they still finished 5th out of 16 in their Division. She will lead on training for pit work plus lead the other watch.
Navigator will be Mike Honner who races his own yacht in the US and has raced both C600s plus Antigua to Bermuda on Juno. He is Navigator for Paul’s Volvo Round Ireland Team and has proved a great team member when the going gets tough.

Six of the 2017 team are already expressing interest in returning for the race. Training starts 1000 13th February and race starts Monday 18th. Originally built and MCA Coded to carry 19 to race round the World we run with a maximum of 16. Spirit of Juno has 15 good sea going berths plus others used for storage. We will run on 2 watches and, once again, aim to beat the Volvo 60s both on IRC and through the water.
The package–Accom on board from Sunday afternoon 10th Feb to Sunday morning 24th.
Training starts 1000 13th Feb. and concludes in time for the first big sponsored party on Saturday evening 16th. Race starts 18th and we normally get back in by late Thursday with sponsored prize giving party Friday evening 22nd. Cost–£1750 up to 1st December includes food during training and race, team shirts accom on board for those who want it.
WHAGS–Vic, Karoline’s husband will be back and is our social anchor-man. I anticipate that my wife, Judith, will be there for much of the time and 2 others are interested already.