Corporate Racing Yacht Sailing Day

£1200 (for up to 6 people)  Book_Button_Small

Experience the thrill of crewing a Class 40 yacht and becoming a racing ‘team’ for a day. This style of racing yacht has invariably been available to professional sailors only… until now that is!

Join us onboard our Class 40 yacht ‘Fortissimo’ to experience the exhilaration and excitement of sailing a high performance racing yacht in the Solent, working together as a team to maximise the performance of the boat. Sailing requires good communication, attention to detail and team work, as well as encouraging self reliance, concentration and dedication to your task, working well with others in an ever changing and dynamic environment.

Fortissimo can achieve speeds way in excess of conventional yachts and yet has been designed to be as safe and easy to manage as possible, giving you a true taste of the competitive world of ocean racing whilst being safe and secure.

You meet your skipper, first mate and fellow crew members at 09.00hrs. First we will talk to you about safety, followed by a hands on introduction to your yacht.

We will then sail out of historic Portsmouth Harbour, past the many sights which include HMS Victory and the iconic Spinnaker Tower, through the entrance for the start of your sailing day.

We sail towards the Isle of Wight- the destination will depend upon the weather on the day. After a lunch stop of home made food, tea and fresh coffee, we spend the afternoon sailing in the Solent.

We sail back into our Marina for 16.30 allowing time for a well deserved cup of tea and slice of home made cake, before you depart for home and 17.00hrs- full of fresh air, cake and sailing memories!

One of our RYA instructors will be on board as skipper of the day. They will ensure that you feel safe and sufficiently confident to be involved in all aspects of sailing the yacht. There will also be a first mate on board to ensure that you are well looked after.

Select a date from our 2015 Racing Yacht Experience Day Programme. If you cannot find a date that fits your busy schedule, send us a quick message or give us a call and we will find a date to suit you.

We provide a home made lunch and our irresistible home made cake for afternoon tea. Squash, tea and fresh coffee are included.

Sailing waterproofs and all safety gear are provided and you will receive a special gift to remember your Racing Yacht Experience Day.

Dress comfortably, ideally not in jeans and with enough clothing to be able to layer on and off (fleeces are good). We will kit you out with sailing waterproofs which also keep you warm.

You may need to bring a warm hat and pair of gloves OR you may need a cap or sun hat, depending on the weather.

Don’t forget your sun cream- whatever the time of year!

Our FAQ‘s give all the information you need.

Once you have purchased your Racing Yacht Sailing Day we will send you a Booking Form for each person to complete and also a set of Joining Instructions which detail where and when to meet your skipper and yacht ‘Fortissimo’ at our home base, Royal Clarence Marina, Gosport or Gunwharf Quays Marina, Portsmouth if you prefer.

We meet 09.00hrs and your Joining Instructions will detail how to get there by train or car, where to park etc.

Sailing in Portsmouth Harbour is an incredible experience with so much to see and, being home to Ben Ainslie Racing, there is always so much happening here!

Once outside the Harbour there are so many options of places to sail including Chichester and the Isle of Wight. This is why the Solent is considered to be the centre of the sailing world.

Corporate Racing Yacht Sailing Day

Give us a call on 02393 077736 if you would like to talk to us or take a look at Essential Information