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  
WS376 25 Oct
27 Oct
Sea Scouts Sailing Weekend £- 5 Email Wild Spirit

Watchet Sea Scouts are on board again.
We support them plus an annual charity, this year Knoticat of Poole.

WS377 12 Nov
17 Nov
RYA Course £425 1 Email Wild Spirit

RYA course out of lymington.
you can do either Day Skipper if you have the necessary pre-course experience/ Day Skipper Theory or Competent Crew which requires no experience.
It can be cold but we do have heating on board and we will be in a Marina with Hot Showers and electric every night.
The sea is at about the same temperature on 1st January as 1st May so November is not as cold as some might think, we have to get 4 hours of night sailing in and this is ofetn done in 2 or 3 sessions on a November course which still allows for a Pint afterwards.
Cost includes all on board food (better than most sea schools) use of Oilies marina fees plus fuel.
If you want to just sail and have your own Oilies deduct £25.
Probably 3 meals ashore which are extra.
Lymington Yacht Haven has great facilities and free car parking. easy train access as well.
30/9—One place left.

WS379 13 Dec
15 Dec
Charity sail £- 5 Email Wild Spirit

Annual Charity event in aid of Knoticat Charity Poole.

Several of the Caribbean 600 team are on board

Places by invitation and probably full at 30/9/19

WS378 16 Jan
24 Jan
Barbados Sailing Week Farr 65 Spirit £1575 5 Email Wild Spirit

Classic regatta with day races and parties at night.

We will have Spirit of Juno a classic 65 foot Farr that has raced round the World.

In conjunction with OnDeck Antigua

Contact Paul for more details.

WS372 19 Feb
29 Feb
Caribbean 600 2020 £1950 2 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.

Staying on board saves a considerable amount as hotel rooms at this time are normally well over $100 USD per night. Juno is large and, for a racing yacht, comfortable with 15 sea going berths.

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) and Nick Ridgway plus Peter Thorn from the Wild Spirit team who won 3 Peaks Yacht Race with Paul in 2018 taking both Daily Telegraph Cup for line honours and Barmouth Cup for IRC.
Anne-lise with extensive Clipper experience plus a Fastnet joins us as do Craig and Fiona with previous Wild Spirit and Fastnet experience.
All except 2 have sailed with Paul before.
Record holding swimmer Claire joins us for her first big race so if you are a novice you won’t be alone and with plenty of experience on board all you need is the determination to be a good team member.

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 21st October we only have 2 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.