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 also have the Caribbean 600 on a Farr 65 plus a wek long cruise in the caribbean in early February.

ID Join Likely Finish Event Price Spaces  
WS326 13 Feb
23 Feb
Caribbean 600 £1750 2 Email Wild Spirit

Last 2 places–make me a sensible offer

Same successful format as last 3 years.
Join by evening of Tuesday 13th Feb and train Weds to Saturday. Big party so Sunday off with start on Monday and we should be finished comfortably in time for party on Friday 23rd

Cost is £1750 which includes accom on board alongside in Antigua YC Marina close to all the social action. class=

WS321 2 Mar
4 Mar
Race Training weekend £100 0 Email Wild Spirit

Race training weekend.

Included in Volvo Round Ireland Package but places also available to others.

Looking full at 23/12/17 but drop me an email if you are interested

WS312 23 Mar
28 Mar
RYA Course £425 2 Email Wild Spirit

RYA course–you can do either Comp Crew–no experience required or if you have the experience and knowledge Day Skipper, just ask if you need advice

Our standard format and popular RYA course with good food, great tuition and no hidden extras.

3 booked including one who did Comp Crew at 27/10/17

WS314 29 Mar
2 Apr
Easter Cherbourg Races £195 0 Email Wild Spirit

First 2 races of the season and they are JOG ones so good social do as well.
We finished 3rd in Class in the last Cherbourg race of 2017. race there, relax and good meal out then race back.

Full as of 23/12 but someone will probably have to work etc so drop us an e-mail

Cost is £195 or included in Volvo Round Ireland Race package.
If you want to try us out come and do these 2 races and if you sign up for the Volvo Round Ireland we credit you with £195.

NB Thursday evening meet for early Friday start.

WS313 6 Apr
11 Apr
RYA Course £425 2 Email Wild Spirit

RYA course–you can do either Comp Crew–no experience required or if you have the experience and knowledge Day Skipper, just ask if you need advice

Our standard format and popular RYA course with good food, great tuition and no hidden extras.

2 bookings via recommendation and one doing Day skipper after having done his Comp crew with us and then DS Theory–28/1/18

WS315 15 Apr
20 Apr
Mile Builder Lymington to Falmouth £275 0 Email Wild Spirit

Lymington to Falmouth with several stops.
Good for working towards yachtmaster qualifications and obtaining Qualifying passages.

Falmouth has train service to London. One way hire cars also possible.

WS316 22 Apr
28 Apr
Falmouth to Dublin–Milebuilder £295 0 Email Wild Spirit

Join Falmouth Sunday evening for the trip round to Dublin. We will call in to a few ports but there is one long leg with an overnight sail. Minimum of 250NM and probably 300+.
A great Milebuilder for those working towards Yachtmaster or wanting to build their experience and miles. You will be actively involved and there are Qualifying Passages for YM.
We will probably finish in Dun Laoghaire or Greystones which have easy connections with Dublin Airport.

If you want to do the Milebuilder after this (or before) you can stay on board at no extra cost.

WS317 1 May
6 May
Dublin to Troon Milebuilder £375 1 Email Wild Spirit

Join in Dublin (Dun Laoghaire or Greystones with easy links to Airport)
Several stops as we head north towards either the Isle of Man or Rathlin Island and or Arran and then Troon with easy links to Glasgow airport.

Good Milebuilder and for those progressing towards Yachtmaster, normally fairly benign conditions though in May the normal SW prevailing wind may change to NE.

Splendid scenery and hospitality with stops at a few places.

Cost includes all on board food, fuel, fees, marinas etc. No hidden extras.

4 booked at 1/11/17

WS318 11 May
19 May
Scottish Explorer £595 5 Email Wild Spirit

Join either Friday evening or early Saturday morning for a full week of sailing out of Troon Yacht Haven (easy from Glasgow airport)

Where we go depends on the crew, experience and weather. This is a trip for keen sailors with the opportunity to build skills, develop navigation experience and see beautiful scenery.
There may be some night sailing but unlikely to be more than one overnight trip and there will be time ashore plus a few meals out (extra cost).

Great sailing with you and the team – learned more in 2 weeks than I have in the last 5 years … Thanks !

Mike H

Wild Spirit at anchor off Taransay in Hebrides.

Cost includes all on board food, fuel, fees, marinas etc–We don’t do hidden extras.

WS330 19 May
2 Jun
Bareboat Charter £- 8 Email Wild Spirit

Wild Spirit is available for charter for 3 or more days between 19th May and 6th June, she is coded for 10 and has 8 berths.

Call Paul on 01823 433813 for options.

WS319 2 Jun
8 Jun
Troon to Barmouth £395 2 Email Wild Spirit

Trip from Troon to Barmouth via Menai Straits.

Meet Saturday evening for Sunday departure. We will sail south taking in a few stops such as Portpatrick, Whitehaven, Carnarfon Peel and Conway.
The 3 Peaks Yacht race sailors will be on board and practising so you may learn quite a bit about changing sails and short handed sailing, more for thos who are interested in racing or thinking about it. We may well spend a couple of hours surveying the depths at Carnarfon bar and will undoubtedly plumb the depths of another Bar or 2.
We will be in Barmouth by Friday lunch at latest, probably Thursday evening.
Depart Wild Spirit Friday afternoon and train station is close to town centre or it may well be possible for you to stay on board until Saturday morning and to see the start of the 3 Peaks yacht race.

Going North during 3 Peaks 2017 on way to some silverware.

Good for sailors with some experience and those going for Yachtmaster soon. We will go through the Swellies, over Caernarvon Bar and through Bardsey Sound so not for the faint hearted.

WS320 9 Jun
15 Jun
3 Peaks Yacht Race £950 0 Email Wild Spirit

That really is Paul in a DJ in the middle.

We have 2 exceptional runners and had 3 experienced racing sailors but now lost Tom due to family reasons. To fill the place you do need to be a good sailor with real stamina and if you can do foredeck shorthanded it is an advantage.

Allow contribution of £950 to cover all costs including trip to Barmouth.

WS331 14 Jun
20 Jun
Fort William to Troon £225 4 Email Wild Spirit

You would need to be in Ft William –Corpach station– is next to our berth for evening of 14th June or by 0930 morning of 15th.
We sail back to Troon—easy for rail or Glasgow airport—by mid-day Weds 20th June.
That trip will be just £225 but note it is at the end of a race. If things go wrong on the race we may end up in Oban, which is really same train line, or even somewhere else. Chances of this happening are less than 10% and you can follow our race progress via free Yellow Brick tracker. If we ended up in a difficult place and you couldn’t join then we would give you £225 back but no liability for cost of travel etc.

Whilst not a formal RYA course this is excellent for those working towards Yachtmaster as we will sail through at least one complex tidal sound and either through the Crinan canal or round the Mull of Kintyre.

WS328 23 Jun
7 Jul
Volvo Round Ireland Race £1750 0 Email Wild Spirit

Volvo Round Ireland, simply the best offshore race in the World.

The welcome is legendary, the scenery superb and unlike so many of the 600 races it is a natural course, which is why it is just over 700 miles.

Look like we are full as of 23/12 but may be one place–email Paul if interested.

This will be our 4th Round Ireland and last time we finished 5th in class beating our friendly rivals Irish offshore sailing to be second in the Sea School Class.

Paul Jackson YMI Ocean with over 100,000NM back for his 4th Round Ireland. He skippers and Helms in Australia and Caribbean as well as European waters.
Andy Palmer has completed Fastnets, Sydney to Hobarts and many other races with Paul. An Engineer with excellent IT skills he is capable in every position on board.
Lydia Coffey, has raced on Wild Spirit and several other yachts and skippered racing teams as well. Based in Scotland she will be doing the shorter package. She also brings some useful local knowledge of N. Ireland waters to the team.
Corey Eliasson completed the Antigua to Bermuda race plus return with Paul in 2017 and has sailed in other parts of the World, fit and agile he is a natural foredeck.
Bruce Baker from Oz intends to be with us, he has completed a Fastnet, Sydney to Hobarts, Hobart to Sydney and Lord Howe Islands with Paul. With years of experience of racing in Oz he also brings cooking and engineering skills.
Mike Wooley is working towards YachtMaster while balancing sailing with family duties.
Ian Stevenson has raced Dinghies and has Ocean sailing experience plus some offshore racing. Both he and Mike are new to Wild Spirit sailing.

Full Package
3rd 4th March—training weekend
Easter races to Cherbourg and return
23rd June Join Glasgow for training and trip to Wicklow
30th June Volvo Round Ireland Race starts Wicklow
5th or 6th July Finish and party to be sure!
7th July pm. Flights out of Dublin (easy from Wicklow, Greystones or Dun Laoghaire)
21st September JOG Cherbourg race
28thSeptember JOG Solent races.
Plus a place on one or more of the mile builder trips to and from Ireland at just £125 per leg

£1950 which is inclusive of food, fees, fuel marinas etc.

Short package—designed for those coming a long way.
Join Troon, close to Glasgow airport on evening of 23rd June and leave at Wicklow or Greystones or Dun Laoghaire on 7th July for afternoon or evening flight out of Dublin airport (easy by Bus or taxi).
£1750 includes all food, fuel, fees, marinas etc.

WS329 7 Jul
12 Jul
Dublin (Wicklow) to Troon (Glasgow) £325 4 Email Wild Spirit

This trip is after the Volvo Round Ireland race and we will store the cruising gear at Wicklow and put it back on for Sunday morning departure. Wicklow is easy for Dublin airport, just a Bus ride.

Just where we stop will depend on the weather and we will probably have one overnight passage. We will probably sail between 175 and 215NM and include at least one Qualifying passage for YachtMaster.

It is after a major race so there is the possibility that we might have to delay or even cancel due to damage. In the last 12 years we haven’t had to do this but it is a possibility. The price of the trip reflects this increased risk. if we did have to cancel we give you your money back but not costs of flights.

Potential stops include Peel on Isle of Man, Howth, Ardglass, Bangor, Glenarm, Rathlin Island, PortPatrick and Lamlash.

We should be back into Troon by Wednesday evening but it could be early Thursday so best to book flight out of Glasgow or train for Thursday late morning or afternoon. Good restaurant at Troon Yacht Haven which we may well head for on last night.

2 or 3 of our Volvo Round Ireland team will be on board

WS324 13 Jul
27 Jul
Bareboat Charter £- 5 Email Wild Spirit

Wild Spirit available for charter, either Bareboat or skippered during this period.
Call Paul on 01823 433813 to discuss options.
Wild Spirit under Spinnaker in Volvo Round Ireland Race

Under Spinnaker in the Irish Sea.

WS322 28 Jul
11 Aug
St Kilda and Hebrides £1250 4 Email Wild Spirit

A full fortnight of sailing and depending on weather etc we will go out to St Kilda

Will may well visit Barra and Harris plus several other Islands

Picture of us in Rodel on Harris.

Great for the adventurous and thos working towards RYA qualifications, expect to be fully committed team members helping with all aspects of the voyage.
Potential Qualifying passages for those building for Yachtmaster qualifiactions.

One regular who has raced round the World booked at 4/1/18

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.

WS327 25 Aug
7 Sep
Irish Rover £675 5 Email Wild Spirit

A steady cruise with most overnights in port. Starts Troon (easy from Glasgow airport) and we will head down to Ireland and work down the coast, possibly including Rathlin Island plus Isle of Man. We may also take in the Isles of Scilly. Probably 2 or 3 nights of sailing and at least 500NM. Several Qualiying passages for Yachtmaster and possibly a Guinness or 2. Finishes Plymouth Yacht Haven for train to London etc.

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

WS332 21 Sep
23 Sep
Cowes to Cherbourg Race £225 2 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

2 places left at 14/1/18

WS334 28 Sep
30 Sep
JOG Race weekend £- 2 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)

WS335 5 Oct
10 Oct
RYA Course £475 5 Email Wild Spirit

back to RYA at Lymington with the Friday evening to Weds afternoon format that neds only 3 days AL.