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What is a Traineeship?

What is the Performance Yacht Racing Skipper Traineeship?

As a yacht race skipper trainee you will become a valued member of the Performance Yacht Racing team and will be working alongside our team of professionals. You will be expected to play a part in in the team, dealing with charter clients, suppliers and other contractors, gaining valuable experience along the way.

An opportunity like no other…

Gain RYA YachtMaster Offshore Complete a Transatlantic crossing
Crew in top-level International Regattas Compete in offshore RORC racing
Sail in the UK, Med & Caribbean Enjoy the experience of a lifetime
Learn through hands on maintenance Log 3,500 to 9,000 sailing miles

We are therefore looking for dedication, hard work and ambition from the trainees we select.

You will sail on professionally-maintained race yachts, be coached by friendly, patient skippers and experience exhilarating yacht racing on race winning yachts.

Experience yacht racing in some of the world’s most beautiful sailing waters while gaining real-world experience and your RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

You will get experience of operating a race charter vessel, MCA coding requirements, ISAF regulations, yacht prep for racing, splicing, rope work, engine checks, sail care and will get an insider look at the race yacht charter industry. You will be working with real clients, on one of the best race charter yachts, with the most experienced skippers in the industry.

The Yachts

You will sail on a variety of yachts including a J120, a Beneteau 47.7 and Grand Soleil 43.
All the yachts are commercially operated, MCA Coded and professionally maintained with comfortable interiors. They also have a fantastic pedigree of race results and boast up to date electronic navigation equipment and sail wardrobes

What’s included

During offshore racing and sailing all food and drink onboard the yacht is included.
During day regatta-racing lunch is included.
In between events you will need to cover your own living costs but all yacht costs such as marina berthing fees, fuel, water and gas is covered plus of course your berth aboard one of the yachts.

Who else will be on board?

The race crew during regattas will be teams and individual customers of Performance Yacht Racing. The crew is made up of like-minded people who enjoy yacht racing. In between regattas and during the delivery cruises
between islands you will be onboard with PYR skippers and trainees and sometimes other crew who have signed up to join those passages.

Modules4 Months6 Months10 Months
QualicationsRYA Yachtmaster Oshore*RYA Yachtmaster Oshore*RYA Yachtmaster Oshore*
MileageMinimum 3500nmMinimum 5000nmMinimum 9000nm
Trans Atlantic?check-mark-png-9624check-mark-png-9624check-mark-png-9624
International Regattas335
RORC 600nm Oshore11
Yacht Maintenance?check-mark-png-9624check-mark-png-9624check-mark-png-9624
RYA Logbook &
Training Material?
Skippered Passages?check-mark-png-9624check-mark-png-9624check-mark-png-9624
VHF Certicate?check-mark-png-9624check-mark-png-9624check-mark-png-9624
Sea Survival?check-mark-png-9624check-mark-png-9624check-mark-png-9624
First Aid?check-mark-png-9624check-mark-png-9624check-mark-png-9624
Traineeship Investment£11,995.00£13,995.00£15,995.00
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