Yacht Racing–RTIR and more

Yacht Racing–RTIR and more

The annual classic Round the Isle of Wight except this year it is now 26th September rather than around June for obvious reasons. It is a glorious spectacle and a race every sailor should do at least once, though for many it becomes addictive. Please approach it as a great event; we will be racing but a number of the competitors won’t really understand the rules and I am not going to spend hours attending protest hearings at the end of the race.
Our package this year is 3 day one starting Lymington. For anyone booking direct with us before 1st June the cost is the same as 2019–£495 for the 3 day package.

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 the 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. Where a booking agency has taken up to 10% you would also be responsible for this but it allows you to pay by Credit Card.
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. Where a booking agency has taken up to 10% you would also be responsible for this unless we fill the place via the agency in which case you get the 10% as well.
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.
Meet Thursday, train Friday, then race, then back to Lymington.
Free parking at Lymington plus train as well.

In February we have the Caribbean 600 on a Farr 65.

carry on corey

Paul will be skippering this one again. If you have a partner that sails but doesn’t race then you could have a few days on Antigua, they go back whilst you selflessly stay on a few days to help the team race.

The C600 is not normally that challenging though we have seen 30 knots which seperates a Farr 65 from the lesser yachts. At £1950 for it is good value especially as, unlike most others, you can stay on board alongside in Nelsons Harbour Falmouth a World Heritage Site.

We will be doing the 3 Peaks Yacht Race . This is a seriously tough race which Paul has done 4 times picking up, silverware every time including the daily Telegraph Cup for Line Honours plus the Barmouth Cup for 1st on IRC in 2018.

Our first race of the season is the Nab Tower JOG race in March and then we have to more JOG races to Cherbourg and back at Easter.

In May we have the Scottish Islands Peaks Race which uses a different handicap system and then just divides the fleet into fast and slow. We are likley to be in the bottom half of the Fast division so acheiving a good result on the water will be particularly difficult, but we shall try.

Hi Paul,
I’m just writing to say how much I enjoyed crewing for you in the recent race to Cherbourg.
I had a great time on board the Wild Spirit, and appreciate all the teaching, advice and patience shown to me by yourself and the rest of the crew.


We teach people to race offshore and offer team places for the Round Ireland, round the Island, Fastnet, Sydney Hobart etc.