'JOG' 1 Day Race to Weymouth

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15 Jul 2017 - 16 Jul 2017 £299.00
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'JOG' 1 Day Race to Weymouth

Venue: Cowes

Price from: £299 per person

Duration: 2 Days

A beautiful summer trip with the added excitement of being in a race!  This is a perfect introduction to racing for beginners - a race there and a cruise back after a fab night out in lovely Weymouth!

What the Girls Had to Say

"What a great week it was! I really enjoyed it. Thank you all for everything - the warm welcome, the friendly, relaxed atmosphere, the patience of the instructors - and the female touch which put us all more in our comfort zone!!"

 

Starts: 19:30 Friday  at   Girls for Sail office at Shepards Wharf Marina 

Finishes: Ends 4pm Sunday

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About The Event

A weekend of racing at the height of summer! 

If you are looking to get a bit of race experience this is a great choice.  Weekend, daytime, competitive, close action - you will see it all.

For racers as well as those looking to complete Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster the extra miles will be ideal so grab a place! This would be the perfect event for you!

We meet Friday evening and after a check of the weather and tides, following a full safety brief we'll head out to the start line on Saturday morning!

We take our race boats out to win - and sometimes we do just that.  We will put you through ypur paces and give you some great coaching on this race...it's all up to you to get into it and make the most of whatever the weather and tides are doing!

Your skipper is RYA qualified and you can take advantage of her knowledge, either learning the basics of racing and trimming, race tactics and tidal planning, navigation or concentrating on skills you wish to practice! You can be as involved as you wish, whether taking the helm, trimming for speed, sail changes or simply taking a spell on the rail while enjoying the scene!  Whatever we do we ensure you'll be safe and have a really exciting time.

 

The boat

We mostly coach on yachts of between 37 and 41ft. Our yachts have been specifically chosen as they are easy to handle, great for learning! There is no denying us girls sometimes don't have the physical strength of the boys but with our technical ability and a well-chosen yacht we can do just as well. You will usually find yourself aboard an Élan 37, Jeanneau 37 or a Beneteau 40.7. All of your time will be spent living as crew-mates on your yacht.  Most of the yachts have 9/10 berths with 3 cabins and a saloon so the boats will normally have 2 persons in each cabin i.e. 6 - this is always the case for an RYA course, MAX 6 persons on-board. On some events e.g. races we use the saloon which can sleep an additional 2-4 person. 

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About Cowes 

Cowes is widely credited as being the birthplace of UK yachting, seeing hundreds of 'yachties' descend every year on the seaside town and swelling its resident population multifold!

With a wealth of activities on and off the water and a year-round mild, sunny climate the island attracts loyal visitors and second home owners alike all year round but especially during the spring and summer months when the world class sailing conditions attract professional sailors from around the world to take part in famous regattas and races - as well as thousands of spectators who gather shoreside to watch the dramas unfold.

Easily reached by high speed passenger ferry, car ferry or even hovercraft (the island has the last remaining hovercraft service in the world) from Lymington, Southampton or Portsmouth on the mainland, the island is the perfect destination for young and old alike with plenty to see, eat and do.

Additional Info

What's included?

  • Fully coded yacht with safety equipment
  • Fully qualified RYA skipper
  • All safety equipment
  • Accommodation on board*
  • Diesel, water, electricity
  • FUN, FUN, FUN!!

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and evening meals
  • Mooring fees
  • Departure taxes/customs entries per person
  • Any clothing
  • *Accommodation upgrades where available

Why choose Girls for Sail?

  • First of all we want to give you some freedom, we want you to feel absolutely able to do anything onboard, so we will greet you, make you feel welcome, confident and safe, and of course you won't have anyone rushing you! You can learn at your own pace with our skippers and feel the benefit of this in your handling of our yacht!
  • We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition.  There's no such thing as a 'silly' question!  There's no shouting onboard and as it's also your holiday, we want you to have fun and go home relaxed and satisfied with your time here! Not to mention you get to meet new lifelong friends! 

Our values are simple: Encourage, Support, Challenge and Respect!

How to book?

Click on the link below to view available dates - or if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us!

Call us on:
+44(0)1983 28 28 67

Email us on:
info@girlsforsail.com

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