Fastnet 2017 Two optons plus Jogging along

Fastnet 2017 Two optons plus Jogging along

2 week intensive package on 44 foot Swan
Our package includes 7 days of training and then the Famous Fastnet Race cost is £2950 with no hidden extras.
Join 22nd July and depart 12th August 2017.

swan 44 racingI am skippering a Swan for the 2017

I anticipate several of my Sydney Hobart and Caribbean 600 team will be on board and this package will particularly appeal to overseas racing sailors looking for the trip of a lifetime.

E-mail to register your interest.

Fastnet on Wild Spirit

6 weekends of racing, 2 of training plus a re-union weekend and the Fastnet Race from just £3450 (£3850 after 1st December).
Several repeat team members already signed up and skipper with Fastnet, Volvo Round Ireland,caribbean 600, 3 Peaks yacht race plus Sydney to Hobart experience.

last time we sold out by Christmas so do enquire now.

Jog camapign

JOG is the Junior Offshore Group and the club organises races mainly starting from Cowes. It is a very sociable set up and there are often sponsored parties after the race, nothing flash but a good social scene and some seriously good racing sailors.

Aimed at faithful regular Wild Spirits and those wanting to learn to race here is our programme for JOG racing with Paul Jackson and Paul Love-Williams skippering.

Wild Spirit is a fast cruiser; we pick up some silverware most years but we are not an all-out racing yacht; for 2016 we finished 7th out of 66 in our Royal Ocean racing Club class for the UK season. We are ‘Coded’ for 10 but race with a maximum of 8 for most races with 9 for long races (half are off watch and we have 6 good racing berths plus 3 more when we have finished).

For 2017 we have a new Carbon Genoa and a new code Zero, we are going to run with 2 code Zeros and 2 spinnakers plus the Vektron Heavy Weather Jib which proved so effective in the 2016 Volvo Round Ireland Race when we beat sailing Logic and Irish Offshore sailing.


  • Finish races safely
  • Enjoy ourselves
  • Do as well as we can


3rd February—Back in water/ new sails/ familiarisation weekend. Joint with fastnet team.

3rd March race Training

17th March race training weekend

31 March JOG Nab Tower

14th April Easter races to Cherbourg plus return. Meet Thursday evening for early Friday start.

Finish Easter Monday.

9th June—ISAF course—half price for team members with free o/n accom on board on Thursday evening.

15th  June race to Alderney—Geoff will skipper—needs Friday afternoon off.

22nd July Weymouth JOG Race

9th Sept JOG Cowes to Poole + return Poole to Cowes race (often a brilliant spinnaker run).

23rd Sept Solent Race plus return race on Sunday.

29th  Sept JOG Cherbourg Needs ½ days leave


The Weymouth and Easter plus late September Cherbourg races are combined events with our JOG programme and places are on a first come basis. This is partly a development issue and we will be competing again in the 2018 Volvo Round Ireland Race.

Team Re-union weekend—subject to demand. We are hoping the JOG will put on an extra race in October which we would try and do and then have team meal out.

Cost for package of 10 races and 3 training weekends will be £1500 with £250 off for anyone signing up and paying £500 deposit by 1st February.

Stage payments are fine.

JOG team members also get half price on any Fastnet team race with a spare place plus half price ISAF courses and £100 off any 5 day or longer RYA course. (£50 on specials offers).

Risks–Something happens to Wild Spirit or the Skipper—we may be able to arrange a substitute yacht and we have several potential substitutes for skipper.

We will do our best to manage any risks but can’t give guarantees.

Policies etc–Wild Spirit is coded to MCA standards plus complies with RYA and RORC/ISAF standards and is correctly insured for all races, training etc.

As long as it is legal and we don’t have to join in we don’t mind what you believe in or what gender or race you are. If you have bits missing or other issues and we can cope with any resulting problems we can probably welcome you to the team, it is about what you can do.

We don’t drink and sail, we do have a few drinks after races but it isn’t compulsory.

Wild Spirit is Non Smoking, Non-Vaping and absolutely no illegal substances.

End of the small print—if you can’t trust the people you sail with you are on the wrong boat


Not part of package Round the Island Race Long Weekend 1st July- -Friday training–£495 with £100 off for Fastnet and JOG team members.