Published 17:52 on 15 May 2023
Following the first successful season of our new offshore racing programme in 2022, the club launched an even bigger and more comprehensive programme for 2023 . This has included talks from a wide range of experts, covering everything from roles on an offshore race boat, to trim workshops and how best to understand what the forecast means for your race. The aim is to equip those with in an interest in offshore racing with the knowledge and information to confidently participate in any offshore race, and, for thirty members of the club, to compete in this year's Fastnet Campaign.
The Coronation weekend saw the second and final practical training session on the Solent for the Fastnet crews as they honed their skills with guidance from gold medal Paralympian Helena Lucas and British Sailing Squad member Angus Kemp. The rain didn't stop them as raced around the Solent, with the coaches following closely behind on a rib providing in the moment direction and feedback to increase all important boat speed. The evenings included interactive debriefs as the crews reflected on their days and were provided with further feedback from the coaches before putting this to the test in a race on the final day.
The first of three qualifying races for the club Fastnet boats is the DeGuingand Bowl, followed by the Myth of Malham and St Malo races. If you are interested in following their progress to root them on from afar, make sure to track Tango, Jazz and Petruchio on YB races and check out our Instagram for photos following the event. If your interest has been piqued, we still have space in some of this years' events so make sure to have a look at our calendar for upcoming sessions.
Last updated 17:52 on 15 May 2023