Yacht Racing Charter & Sailing School

Yacht Race Training in Gibraltar

Yacht Race Training in Gibraltar

Location: Gibraltar

Price: £250.00 per weekend or £590.00 per week

Experience: Competent crew recommended but not essential

 

Yacht Race Training in Gibraltar Weekends

The Yacht Race Training in Gibraltar weekend costs only £250.00 for the full weekend.

These increasingly popular weekends offer training for all levels, covering up wind speed, mark rounding, spinnaker and asymmetric work, start line techniques, sail trim and ultimately achieving target boat speeds.
At only £250.00 for the weekend including lunches and accommodation on board if reqd theses sailing weekends really are good value for money and a great excuse to take a mini break from the UK winter blues.

Contact us now to book your place before they are all gone!

We will also be training prior to most of the major Spanish yacht racing events in 2017.

Training Weeks

Our yacht race training weeks come in 4 categories:

Cat 1 - Start Racing, Novice race crew

This is a purpose built program to introduce the novice sailor to the world of yacht racing. Whilst starting with the basics of Competent Crew (if necessary), this relaxed course is aimed to teach you the tasks and skills required to enable you to step aboard future race boats armed with both knowledge and confidence.

During the week you will be introduced to:

  • Set up of a race boat
  • The language of racing
  • Specific jobs onboard
  • Where you fit within the team
  • Sail trim
  • Sail changing/handling
  • Spinnaker handling and packing
  • The importance of communication
  • Sailing a race course without any pressure
  • Amongst other valuable skills of race craft.

Price list: £590.00 per person per week/5 days. This includes:

  • Accommodation on board
  • All food on board/ expect to eat ashore at least twice
  • Use of foul weather gear & lifejackets.
  • All mooring fees/fuel other boat expenses.

 

Cat 2 - Advanced Crew

The advanced crew course is aimed at people with moderate race experience who wish to further their skills, knowledge and understanding of specific jobs on board. The course will break down the yacht in to specific areas and you will be given training in management of each area. Topics covered will include:

  • Hoists, drops and gybes from the bow
  • Hoists, drops and gybes from the cockpit
  • Rail crew management
  • Halyard management
  • Sail change management (peeling)
  • Sail trim
  • Intense spinnaker handling

Price list: £590.00 per person per week/5 days. This includes:

  • Accommodation on board
  • All food on board/ expect to eat ashore at least twice
  • Use of foul weather gear & lifejackets.
  • All mooring fees/fuel other boat expenses
  • Group bookings of 5 or more deduct 15%.

 

Cat 3 - Yachtmaster to Race Skipper

This week of training is aimed at recently qualified yachtmaster’s/coastal skippers and cruising sailors looking to advance there racing skills from advanced crew to Skipper. Previous experience of racing is required along with good seamanship and rope handling is essential. During the week you will be given full training and hands on practice of all tasks performed on a modern race yacht.

The week will be structured to introduce you to:

  • Start line tactics
  • Crew management
  • Boat set up/weight distribution
  • Wind awareness
  • Boat speed
  • Intense spinnaker handling
  • Leeward/windward/float drops
  • De powering/re powering the rig
  • Trimming for different sea states
  • Reading telltales
  • Basic racing rules/tactics
  • Amongst other skills required to make a good race skipper

Price list: £590.00 per person per week/5 days. This includes:

  • Accommodation on board
  • All food on board/ expect to eat ashore at least twice
  • Use of foul weather gear & lifejackets.
  • All mooring fees/fuel other boat expenses
  • Group bookings of 5 or more deduct 15%.

 

Cat 4 - Race Experience

Race experience courses are aimed at people with some race yacht experience who want to further there knowledge and take part in a high profile offshore or round the cans regatta without the hassle or expense of campaigning a private yacht.

 

All courses vary dependent on the event targeted but will run along the theme of :

  • 2/3 days race training/accommodation on board
  • Delivery/ training to event location
  • Boat preparation
  • Weather course and tactics briefs
  • Entry to and race event
  • Return delivery to Gibraltar

Price list: Price will vary dependent on duration of the course but will be calculated at approximately £125.00 per person per day.

This will include:

  • Accommodation on board
  • All food on board/ expect to eat ashore at least twice
  • Use of foul weather gear & lifejackets.
  • All mooring fees/fuel other boat expenses
  • All race entry fees
  • Cleaning of hull prior to course
  • Group bookings of 5 or more deduct 15%.
  • Max 8 crew + skipper.

 

Please use the below form to contact us for dates and availability or use our generic contact form.