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 Cervantes Cup, De Guingard Bowl, St Malo race and the Cherbourg 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 Cervantes race plus training day £450 pp (29th April – 1st May)
Training: 0900 – 1700 Friday 29th April.
Race: Saturday Morning 30th April – 1st May
The RORC Cervantes race starts off Cowes and finishes in Le Havre via marks. The course will be approximately 95-150NM. We intend to spend some time in Le Havre, before cruising back on Sunday.
RORC De Guingand Bowl race plus training day £450 pp (13th-15th May)
Training: 0900 – 1700 Friday 13th May
Race: Saturday Morning 14th May – 15th May.
The De Guingand Bowl course will be designed to last between 24 and 36 hours and start and finish from Cowes. The distance and marks will be determined by the weather conditions on the day. Perfect for those who want to just do the racing without the shore and cruise back part!
RORC St Malo race plus training day £550 pp (7th-10th July)
Training: 0900 – 1700 Thursday 7th July
Race: Friday Morning 8th July – 10th 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 Cherbourg race plus training day £450pp
Training: 0900 Friday 2nd September. Until 1400. Late lunch ashore, Gosport. 1600 Depart Gosport for more practice en route to start.
Race: Friday 2nd September 1850 first warning signal. Return Sunday 4th September
The Cherbourg race is one of the shorter of the Channel Races (75NM), starting off Cowes, the course will head East out of the Solent on Friday evening, before night racing across to Cherbourg using a watch system. We will stop for a few hours at Cherbourg, before returning 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.
Akilaria RC1 Class 40 with Skipper and first mate qualified to RYA Yachtmaster Instructor level with racing experience including the Fastnet, and second mate with racing experience on Fortissimo.
- All race entry and mooring fees
- Training session before the race
- Food onboard whilst training and racing
- Accommodation onboard whilst training and racing
- Lifejackets and safety harness
The St Malo 4 day race package is £550 per person, and the Cervantes Cup, De Guingard Bowl and Cherbourg 3 day race packages are £450 per person.
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