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Paul has agreed the sale of Wild Spirit which means the end of commercial trips. This was partially driven by Covid and as we have traded on a ‘Not for Profit’ basis with any surplus going to Charity we fell outside of any Government support schemes.
Wild Spirit will still be sailing but only on a private use basis and this includes the 3 Peaks Yacht Race in June.
Only one commercial trip left in the Calendar which is the Caribbean 600 on Spirit of Juno in February 2022 when Paul will be skippering again.
Booking will be direct with OnDeck in Antigua, but by all means contact Paul for more details.

Wild Spirit sails into the sunset on way to winning the 2018 3 Peaks Yacht Race.

Covid Guarantee
If we cancel due to Government advice or requirements you get back all money paid direct to us . We have decision dates for different events and these will reflect the changing situation plus when we have to move Wild Spirit to get to the start of an event. Typically they are about a week before the event is due to start. We will only give back the money paid to us so you will be responsible for any travel costs etc.

Wild Spirit is owned by Paul Jackson Consulting and Sailing Limited which has been running since 2004. The Company has no Mortgages or Loans, is financially stable and has always complied with all statutory requirements. We run on a ‘Not for Profit’ basis and any surplus goes to Charities such as www.knoticatsailing.org/information
Your Obligations
If you have the symptoms of Covid 19 or test positive for it within the 14 days before the event, you must tell us and not attend. If we can re-sell your place you will get a full refund.
You must comply with Government Guidelines and Restrictions relating to Covid 19. For example if we are required to wear face masks during sailing, that is what we will do. There may also be company requirements such as immediately washing or sanitising hands every time you board Wild Spirit.
Your Skipper will be Paul Jackson who is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health and Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner. He was an Assessor for the National Clinical Assessment Service of the NHS for 9 years and a Non-Executive Director and Vice-Chairman of NHS Somerset. He will be responsible for all Statutory requirements plus risk control measurements in respect of Covid 19 on board Wild Spirit. For more background see www.wildspirit.co.uk/index.php/about/skippers-rya-instructors/

For UK Skippered Charter/ Milebuilders we will be working on sole occupancy for cabins (family couple = sole) so often a maximum of 4 on board.



ID Join Likely Finish Event Price Spaces  
WS422 16 Feb
26 Feb
Caribbean 600 race 2022 £- 5 Email Wild Spirit

We are back, of course we would be, it is one of our favourite races. Obviously the cancellation of the 2021 C600 was a great disappointment, made worse by Antigua having some of the lowest Covid numbers in the World, but our base is there so RYA courses and other training continues.
OnDeck having its base in Antigua is a huge advantage and with our new facilities at slipway in Nelsons Harbour we are well placed for the 2022 race.

A classic warm water race round beautiful islands in trade winds?
Well normally yes, but in 2017 half the fleet had to retire due to sustained winds of over 40 kts. 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.
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 as all 4 Official Crew have considerable experience, both on Juno and other yachts.
We do expect you to be committed team members and attend all the training. Skipper Paul looks at all potential team members before we take the booking, this about safety and ensuring all the team enjoy the race plus training.
Paul is back for his 6th C600. With well over 100,000 NM this Ocean YachtMaster and YachtMaster Instructor plus RYA Offshore Safety Instructor has over 30,000NM of serious racing experience including having won Division in the Sydney Hobart twice, winning 3 Peaks Yacht Race twice on IRC, plus once Line Honours and line Honours for the Lord Howe Island Race.
The package–Accom on board from Sunday afternoon 13th Feb to Saturday morning 26th. We may have to limit the numbers, but it has never been an issue before as several team members have brought partners with them and stayed in Hotels or Villas.
Training starts 0960 16th Feb. and concludes in time for the first big sponsored party on Saturday evening 19th. Race starts 22nd and we normally get back in by late Thursday with sponsored prize giving party Friday evening 27th. Cost–£1800 or $2450 USD, this includes food during training and race, team shirts accom on board for those who want it. Being able to sleep on board from Sunday evening 13th until morning of Saturday 28th allows significant savings on accommodation costs.

Book direct with http://www.ondecksailing.com/ but by all means give Paul a call on 01823 433813 to ask any questions and check we are the right team for you.