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  
WS351 3 May
6 May
Race to Le Havre £295 0 Email Wild Spirit

Not Wild Spirit in pic–we have just had the standing rigging re-newed

Fastnet qualifier race to Le Havre over BH weekend.
We will have one or 2 places available for non-Fastnet team members.

WS368 15 May
19 May
St Vaast Milebuilder £245 5 Email Wild Spirit

Probably Cherbourg then St Vaast and back with a good meal out and a visit to the Saturday morning market. But it is all weather dependent and some quite big tides.
Probably at least one overnight crossing, several night hours and 2 Qualifying Passages for YachtMaster. Max 6 on board.
Great for building RYA miles, working towards Yachtmaster and building experience.

Late addition to programme so lower price but still includes on board food, fuel and marinas.

Passport needed for this one.

WS366 24 May
24 May
ISAF Course–for Fastnet etc £120 0 Email Wild Spirit

The offshore safety course for races such as Fastnet or Sydney to Hobart pic-(spot my bald spot)

A mix of theory and practical plus 2 short exams leads to Certificate which in conjunction with RYA Sea Survival is requirement for Cat 0, 1 and 2 races.

Note 0900 sharp start but you can probably o/n on board before course. finish is 1630 so you can get to your team yacht in time for the Eddystone race the next day.

Small amount of pre-course reading will be e-mailed–max half an hour.

WS352 24 May
27 May
Eddystone Race £295 0 Email Wild Spirit

Eddystone race—probably join Friday evening but this is sometimes a slow race so allow for finish as late as Tuesday morning

If we get to this one we have gone too far—Mel on previous Fastnet.

WS369 31 May
2 Jun
YachtMaster Prep Weekend £295 2 Email Wild Spirit

A weekend of preparation for YM.
There is no set programme and with a maximum of 3 ‘students’ the focus will be on identifying areas for development. Don’t expect qualifying passages and more likely to include quite a bit of parking practice. We aren’t arranging an exam this time but can do so in the future.
You can also just come and build some miles plus see the process in action.

WS353 7 Jun
9 Jun
Morgan Cup Race £250 1 Email Wild Spirit

Morgan Cup in Channel, a Fastnet qualifier typically round marks and over 100NM

Couple of places available.

WS358 21 Jun
23 Jun
RORC Dieppe race £275 2 Email Wild Spirit

Wild Spirit under Spinnaker in round ireland race

Race to Dieppe.
Start is 1900 so need to be in Lymington by 1530 Friday.

A couple of spare places due to work etc.

WS359 27 Jun
30 Jun
Round the Island Race £395 0 Email Wild Spirit

The Famous Round the Island Race . With up to 1800 yachts it is a great specatacle and everyone sailor should do it at least once, even if they aren’t really into racing.
Meet Thursday evening , train Friday (several members of fastnet and 3 peaks yacht Race teams on board) race Saturday.

We eat out Lymington Thursday evening, Friday evening we are in Cowes and i have booked a table at Mojacs. Saturday we are booked into Cowes after the race but as we may be late in I haven’t booked anything.

Depart Lymington Sunday afternoon.

WS360 11 Jul
15 Jul
St Malo Race or cruise £250 2 Email Wild Spirit

We will either race to St Malo if we still need the qualifying miles for the Fastnet or if we don’t (which is more likely) then we cruise.

If we just cruise/ train and dates will be Friday evening till Sunday afternoon. The price of £250 reflects this uncertainty.

WS361 20 Jul
27 Jul
RYA Milebuilder to France and Channel Islands £595 4 Email Wild Spirit

Meet for 1330 Saturday at Lymington and catch the afternoon tide. Itinerary will depend on crew plus weather but Channel Islands and France most likely. At least 2 qualifying Pasages for Yachtmaster and a few meals out.
You can do Competent Crew on this trip and it is good for those wanting to build miles, experience and confidence (£25 extra to cover RYA fees plus Oilies).
Passport is essential.
on this trip we will have a Kitty for Food and Marinas but fuel is included in the cost.

One regular booked April 2019.

WS362 2 Aug
11 Aug
Fastnet £3250 0 Email Wild Spirit

The famous fastnet race and team was full at 20/10/19

The races and training are set out on this page but basically Training weekend, 12 races or training and the Fastnet, cruise, extra use of Wild spirit and a re-union weekend may well be included making as much sailing as most partners will tolerate.

WS363 14 Aug
24 Aug
Milebuilder/ cruise to the Scillies £575 5 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 Day Skipper or Competent Crew on this one and it is good for building miles plus experience add £25.
it is quite possible we will also visit Channel Islands and posibly France so a Passport is needed.

WS364 20 Sep
20 Sep
Race to Cherbourg £245 4 Email Wild Spirit

Overnight race to Cherbourg with the JOG fleet.
Normally a good race with great social do.

Some of Fastnet team will be on board and this is a qualifying race for the Volvo Round Ireland in 2020.

Note start is 1815 and we will have to go up against tide so need to slip Lymington by 1530 latest.

WS365 27 Sep
29 Sep
JOG Race weekend £225 4 Email Wild Spirit

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

Some of Fastnet team on board so we can take a few novices.