Race Training

Island Charters offers a range of courses to suit your needs. Sample subjects covered include:   Boat preparation, Crew preparation, Race day, Mark rounding, Pre-start, Windward leg, Downwind leg, Final leg, Debrief.

All our courses are taught on high quality, performance yachts with proven track records. Our team of highly qualified racing yachtsmen have many years of combined experience, up to Grand Prix level.

Get the most from your training

We thoroughly recommend hiring a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to complement your training. Ideal for capturing video camera footage for debrief later on, it can also be used for swapping crew over, and is a perfect base for your coach to observe and instruct you from the water.

Basic race training – an introduction to yacht racing

A two-day practical course (midweek or weekend) designed to introduce the cruising yachtsman to the basic skills and techniques of yacht racing. At the end of the course, you will have developed the skills required to compete in an inshore race.

Intermediate race training

A two or three-day practical course (midweek or weekends) aimed at the competent club sailor and occasional racer. It will fine-tune your racing technique for both inshore and offshore events. Then you can put your new skills into practice and blow the competition away in events like the Spring and Winter series, JOG or RORC Championships.

Advanced race training

A five-day practical and theory course (Monday – Friday) for the regular racing crew and club sailor keen to improve their position on the inshore and offshore race circuits. Coached both in the classroom and on the water by one of our highly qualified and experienced Grand Prix racing skippers and sailmakers. Your racing skills will be the envy of other club members.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss and develop specific requirements and ideas with our clients. Simply contact us.

Yachts suitable for Race Training


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Beneteau 40.7

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Grand Soleil 43

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Far East Hanse Elan
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