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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  
WS358 21 Jun
23 Jun
Race training weekend £275 2 Email Wild Spirit

Wild Spirit under Spinnaker in round ireland race

Race training weekend with Simon and Hjalte.
suitable for non-racing sailors with some experience but not novices

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 12 Jul
14 Jul
Race training weekend £250 2 Email Wild Spirit

Friday evening till Sunday afternoon.

Race training and a good meal out.

Not suitable for novices

WS361 20 Jul
27 Jul
RYA Competent Crew with cross channel £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 (£50 extra to cover RYA fees plus Oilies).
Passport is essential.

Two regulars booked May 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
RYA Comp Crew /Milebuilder cruise to the Scillies £575 3 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 £175 4 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 £175 and Wild Spirit was the winner of the 3 Peaks Yacht Race in 2018

WS365 27 Sep
29 Sep
JOG Race weekend £175 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.

Cost is just £175 which includes all on board food, fuel, fees and marina costs.

WS372 19 Feb
29 Feb
Caribbean 600 2020 £1950 8 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

Paul after we beat the Volvos in the 2017 race.