Global Yacht Racing’s set up represents good value for money compared to racing your own yacht and also takes the stress and time out of owning a boat for yourself.
I started sailing with Andy Middleton in Cowes Week 2004 after I was introduced to him by a friend. I have been sailing with him every year since be it a Round the Island Race, Cowes Week or Hamble Winter Series. It was Andy that got me into racing – I had previously spent most of my sailing time cruising with friends, either on their boats or on bareboat charter. Doing an offshore race seemed like the next logical step. I looked at various possibilities including an Atlantic crossing, the Fastnet and the like. The Middle Sea Race was as close to the shallow end (of offshore racing) as I could think of. I had also heard good accounts from friends who had done it. I would at some point like to own my own boat but for now Global Yacht Racing’s set up represents good value for money by comparison and also takes the stress and time out of owning a yacht for yourself, plus, you’re racing competitively and learning at the same time. This is only possible with a well-prepared and well run boat and that is why I keep going back to Global Yacht Racing.
Joe Jarrah Regular mastman for Cowes Week since 2004 April 7, 2015