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Race Training Weekend 14th and 15th September

Trip Details

Creator Ken DochertyView
Type Cruising
Start date 14th Sep 2019
Finish date 15th Sep 2019
Destination - A Haslar Marina, Haslar Road, Gosport, UK
Destination - B Haslar Marina, Haslar Road, Gosport, UK

These weekends are intended for any keen cruising sailors and we welcome anyone who would like to learn the skills and experience for racing offshore.

The training crew meets on board by 09:00 on Saturday morning, which gives us time to run through a full safety briefing, get the boat organised and discuss the itinerary for the session before heading out to the Solent. During the session we run through various crew positions and go over the deck layout and equipment in detail before a focus on manoeuvres, spinnaker hoists and boat speed.

We will stay in a Solent marinas overnight on Saturday, eating ashore, giving us time to discuss the session on Saturday and deciding on our focus for Sunday.

Throughout the weekend the crew will move around the boat, giving everyone the opportunity to experience helming upwind and downwind, main, headsail and spinnaker trim, mast and foredeck. Knowing what is entailed in each position makes teamwork so much better, regardless of the position each crew specialises in during the race season.

We will return to Haslar on Sunday leaving the boat in good time to miss most of the traffic on Sunday evening!

First Offshore Racing Training Weekends are:

weekends on the Solenty where you experience the excitement of a fully prepared race yacht

two days where you get individual tuition on a particular area you want to improve

a great weekend out on the water where you can challenge yourself and get faster and more confident

What does the weekend look like?

0900 Saturday Arrive in Haslar Marina

Safety Brief before a detailed tour of the deckgear, deck layout and sail configurations

Head out into the Solent or the English Channel depending on weather conditions

Intensive race training with lunch at sea

Back to a Solent Marina Saturday evening

Day on the water on Sunday refining the skills learnt on Saturday

Lunch on the water

Arrive back in Haslar Marina

1630 De-rig boat and depart

INCLUDED in the crew contribution

Race Crew Position Experience

Professional Skipper

All race and coaching fees

All mooring fees

All food on board

Race instruction and support


Travel to and from the boat

Food ashore

Personal Insurance (highly recommended)

Class IRC

Crew Wanted


3 of 3 berths available



Apply for berth

Introduce yourself to the skipper to let them know about your sailing background.

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Trip Boat

Name Playing Around
Total Berths 8
Home Port Gosport, UK
Model First 40.7
Coded Yes
Area Category 2