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Performance Yacht Racing is a new partnership between Global Yacht Racing Ltd and Performance Race Yachts Ltd

Andy Middleton of Global Yacht Racing is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Trainer and Examiner who has a passion for racing and training. He set up UK based business Global Yacht Racing in 2004 with partner Claire Kennard.

He is exceptionally good at training novices and amateurs to race together and creates effective teams from crew who may never have raced before. He believes that yacht racing should be safe, fun and non elitist and Global Yacht Racing was set up to offer worldwide yacht racing to all.

Since 2004 Global Yacht Racing has become the leading provider of race events for individuals around the world and has entered teams in the Rolex Sydney Hobart since 2004 as well as the Rolex Middle Seas Race, Rolex Fastnet race, ARC Transatlantic and all major Caribbean Regattas with numerous podium results.

Christian Reynolds is a Commercially Endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Ocean with over 150,000nm yachting experience and is a world class dinghy and yacht racer.

Christian competed at the Musto Skiff Worlds and has won several National Championships including twice in the RS600 class. In 2008 he purchased Swan 51 Northern Child Yacht Charter for a total change of lifestyle, leaving the Corporate World behind. He has had notable success with the Swan, regularly finishing on the podium at top International Regattas with individual crews.

Christian sold the Swan and First 40 in 2015 to focus on growing Performance Yacht Racing with Andy.

Christian and Andy set up Performance Yacht Racing in 2013 to offer Race Skipper Traineeships and due to the success of this and their growing international charter market they decided to merge Global Yacht Racing and Performance Yacht Racing into one awesome global brand including Performance Yacht Racing USA based in New York and Performance Yacht Racing.NL based in the Netherlands.

What our clients are saying

Having never done anything like this before I wasn’t sure what to expect but I can safely say I  loved every minute.

Just wanted to send you a quick email to say how much I enjoyed the few days training and this weekends Cowes racing on Saturday and Sunday.

Thank you for the sailing experience, knowledge and suitably filthy jokes! I look forward to seeing/sailing with you all again in the not too distant future.

Best wishes Chris

Chris Williams Cowes Week 2009


I would recommend anyone that wants a life changing experience to try offshore yacht racing with Global Yacht Racing. 

Be prepared for the unpleasant cold moments, but also to have your breath taken away with nature’s brilliance which one would never see on land

Dawn MottramFastnet Race 2005

I thoroughly enjoyed both the sailing and the social side of the experience

and I was particularly impressed with the way the whole “Global Family” welcomed me as a newcomer.

Mike RileyHobart and Cowes Week crew

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