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Performance Yacht Racing

Yacht Racing for individuals

At Performance Yacht Racing we believe that yacht racing is for everyone, not just the super rich! We enter our yachts into well established race events and regattas around the world, in the UK, Med, Caribbean and Australia. We take individuals and groups of like minded people, people like you and we forge a winning team through professional race training. Then we go out, race hard and more often than not get on the podium!

Race Yacht Charter

Additionally we offer professionally maintained race winning performance yachts for established teams to charter around the world. We look after the logistic for you ensuring when you rock up you can race.

Yachtmaster Training

Our Race Skipper Traineeship is a unique Yacht Skipper Training course designed to offer great sail training, race training and race management skills, hands on yacht maintenance skills and marine industry work experience all in one great package.

About the team

Performance Yacht Racing (formally Global Yacht Racing Ltd) has been offering sailing and racing on great yachts around the world since 2004.

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Andy Middleton (founder of of Global Yacht Racing and Director at Performance yacht racing is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Trainer and Ocean 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 individuals 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 became 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 Sea Race, Rolex Fastnet race, ARC Transatlantic and all major Caribbean Regattas with numerous podium results.

Christian Reynolds, Director of Performance Yacht Racing, 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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