Race in individual Royal Offshore Racing Club (RORC) races onboard our Class 40. For those that cannot commit to a whole campaign, this is the perfect opportunity to get a taste of Offshore sailing. This year we are offering the RORC St Malo race and the Channel Race as single races.
This is your opportunity to sail on board a hi-tech racing yacht, that is designed specifically for offshore racing. Strong, safe and fast, these boats are capable of speeds of up to 20 knots, in offshore conditions, yet are designed to be managed single handed or fully crewed.
We have a limited number of places to five enthusiastic sailors for each of the races who are looking for a challenge and adventure. Each race requires one day of training as a team, to make sure everyone is as prepared as possible for the manoeuvres we will be doing under race conditions. Minimum requirements are that you are at least competent crew level and reasonably fit as the races aim to be around 25 hours there, plus the return trip. (The race officer does not necessarily set a direct course!) The training day will happen the day before the race, and will involve intensive sail training, learning the boat, sail handling and safety routines. You will be an active member of the crew, there are no passengers!
RORC St Malo race plus training day £550 pp (12th-16th July)
Training: 0900 – 1700 Thursday 12th July
Race: Friday Morning 13th July – 16th July
The RORC St Malo race is one of the longer Channel races (150NM), starting off Cowes, heading to the West of Guernsey before heading South to St Malo. We will spend a few hours ashore if tides allow (There is a sill to clear). Alternatively we may head to Guernsey after the finish for a shore visit, before returning to Gosport. Book here…
RORC Channel race plus training day £450pp
Training: 0900 Friday 27th July. Until 1700. Meal ashore, Gosport. Sleep onboard
Race: Saturday 28th July. Return Sunday 29th July
The Channel race is an offshore round the cans race, starting off Cowes, the course will head out of the Solent on Saturday morning, before night racing around the channel using a watch system. Finishing at Cowes before heading home to Gosport. Book here…
You will spend the first day onboard training with us, to prepare you as much as possible for the race the following day, or evening in the case of the Cherbourg Race.
What our Clients say
Being given the opportunity to do everything including navigation, helming and various other tasks was great. But there was also the opportunity to say no, if something was too far outside a comfort zone. Above all I learned so much about making a boat go faster, cross channel navigation, and a whole host of other things.
Nigel Fryatt, Rolex Fastnet crew 2015
What our Clients say
What an amazing experience the whole campaign has been, culminating in the totally incredible Fastnet Race itself. I want to say a huge thank you to all at Dream Or Two for everything you have done for me and all of us.
Niall Glatzell, Rolex Fastnet crew 2015