Yacht Racing

Yacht Racing

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

carry on corey

Paul is skippering this one again plus the 8 day cruise up from Grenada to Antigua beforehand. If you have a partner that sails but doesn’t race then you could both do the cruise, 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 £1750 for early bookings it is great value especially as, unlike most others, you can stay on board alongside in Falmouth Harbour next to the yacht club.

We will be doing the 3 Peaks Yacht Race again and using Wild Spirit. This is a seriously tough race which Paul has done 3 times picking up, silverware every time.

3-peaks-cups-2016

We have now sorted the team, but i know other teams so if you are a really good racer with shorthanded experience get in touch.
We have Jon Morgan a World Record Holder as one runner and our other is Shelf-Stuart Walker who has held the record for fastest unsupported crossing of Britain and been King of the Mountains twice.

The Volvo Round Ireland is the big one for 2018. It starts 30th June and we will have a 2 week package including training. At £1750 for early bookings it is a great opportunity to take part in what many consider to be the best offshore race in the World.
VRIR scenery 2

We will be racing against old friends and enjoying the legendary Irish hospitality. Last time we beat Irish Offshore Sailing and Logic in the sailing school class but Irish National sailing school team just knocked us into second place. Here we are alonside a former race winner on day 4.

VRIR alongside previous winner

With training most sailors can complete this race, it really depends on how determined and resilient you are.

Fastnet 2019
Back to the old format with Paul skippering and plenty of qualifiers. Drop us an e-mail and we will try and get you on board for one of the Autumn races before you book the whole package.

I have sailed with Wild Spirit since I signed up to do my first Sydney to Hobart in 2013. I undertook to also do the pre – race delivery to Sydney from Hobart and this was the first time I met the skipper, Paul. On that delivery, across Bass Strait, we faced significant and challenging conditions that tested me, despite my previous 5 Fastnet Campaigns (2 as skipper). I also knew my own capabilities and those of the rest of the crew were being assessed, as this was the first time we had sailed together. Paul managed the boat, and people and had to be flexible in his approach as the situation deteriorated and people succumbed to sea sickness or became injured. He brought everyone safely to Sydney and I’m the better offshore skipper because of it. I have since completed a further Sydney to Hobart and several C600’s with Paul as skipper. I keep coming back for more knowing that Paul will always achieve in line with his ethos of keeping the boat and people safe. He is highly experienced in knowing how a situation can deteriorate, and he is highly experienced in knowing whether to challenge the crew and press on or whether it is prudent to retire.

Karoline–20/11/17

We finished 3rd in our last race of the season to Cherbourg, and now we focus more on racing somewhere warmer and then 2018 is a Volvo Round Ireland year.

The Sydney to Hobart is expensive but we won Division in 2015, 2016 and 2107 so if you are only going to do one S2H we are the team to be with as our record for finishing must be about the best for any yacht.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015

Drop me an e-mail with a brief sailing CV but bear in mind we normally fill up by the end of October. Most years work or domestic issues mean a late place becomes available.

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.

Ed

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