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As a Performance Yacht Racing Trainee you will take part in a fantastic year of sailing. offshore yacht racing and regatta racing where you will travel to over ten countries and get the opportunity to experience some of the world’s most prestigious and well known yachting events.

Your program starts in August with a passage from UK to the Mediterranean. You will experience sailing in the notorious Bay of Biscay and then sail down the dramatic Atlantic coast of Portugal and Spain to Gibraltar. The passage then continues into the Mediterranean to the south of France for your first regatta which is the glamorous Les Voiles de St Tropez.

The Rolex Middle Sea Race follows, with its dramatic race course passing the active volcano of Stromboli, and picturesque islands of Lampedusa and Pantelleria.

The ARC Transatlantic Race is a must do event for most people, starting in the Canaries and racing across the Atlantic Ocean to the idyllic caribbean island of St Lucia arriving in time for a fantastic Christmas in the sun.

The Caribbean Regatta Race Season starts in February with the RORC Caribbean 600 and then a full season of regatta racing follows culminating in the famous Antigua Sailing Week.

The Programme

Month Training/Skills Racing Mileage

Jan

6 month
course start

Day Skipper/Yacht Master Theory
Day Skipper/Yacht Master Practical
Boat Handling Drills
Maintenance Skills

—– 250nm

Feb

Offshore Race Prep
Skippered Passage Antigua to St Martin
Valentines Regatta
RORC 600
750nm

Mar

Skippered Passage St Martin to BVI Heineken Regatta
St Thomas Regatta
250nm

Apr

Skippered Passage BVI to St Barts
Skippered Passage St Barts to Antigua
BVI Spring Regatta
St Barts Regatta
Antigua Sailing Week
500nm

May

Trans Atlantic yacht preparation & provisioning
TRANS ATLANTIC
—– 3500nm

Jun

On the water drills
Yacht Master Practical
Yacht Master Exam
Round the Island 200nm

Jul

NO PYR TRAINING NO PYR TRAINING NO PYR TRAINING

Aug

6 / 10 month
course start

Day Skipper Theory
Day Skipper Practical
Maintenance Skills
Passage preparation
Cowes Week
RORC Offshore Series
Ushant RORC Race
500nm

Sep

Passage UK-Gibraltar
Passage Gibraltar-St Tropez
Les Voiles de St Tropez 1750nm

Oct

Passage St Tropez-Malta
Offshore Race Prep
Passage Malta-Gibraltar

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2000nm

Nov

Passage Malta-Gibraltar
Passage Gibraltar-Las Palmas
ARC Preparation
ARC Translantic 4000nm

Dec

ARC arrival in St Lucia
Passage St Lucia-Antigua
ARC Translantic 200nm

All in all this is an opportunity like no other, a full ten months of sailing and yacht racing which will give you the miles on your log book, the hands on experience and the contacts to really launch yourself into a new career in the yachting industry. If you have a passion for sailing and yacht racing with a sense of adventure then apply now!

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