Offshore Racing Team

EXPERIENCE, PARTIES, FUN and, of course, CHALLENGING SAILING!

We are building a group of ladies interested in joining our Offshore Racing Team. We have created a closed Facebook Group. If you would like to join please send a message through our Facebook page Girls Go Sailing expressing your interest and you will be invited to join the Group.
We appreciate that not all members will be in a position to participate in every proposed event so the more members the Group attracts, the more chance we have of fielding a crew in each event.
This is all about furthering your sailing experience and having fun in the process!
Sadly Covid-19 has dessimated our 2020 plans but we still have the Rolex Middle Sea Race in October in prospect and places are available. We then move on to 2021 and are making plans for the Aegean 600 around June, The Fastnet Race in August, and then the Rolex Middle Sea Race again in October. There is plenty of time to organise but please get your crew applications in early so we can target an affordable package for the maximum crew of 8.
Every event is negotiated on the basis of a full crew of 8 equally sharing costs. The closer we get to this number the lower each crew members cost will be. We will enter with a minimum of 6 but in this case members costs will be slightly higher.

THE MIDDLE SEA RACE

Malta

Package Dates October 13th to 24th, 2020

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The Rolex Middle Sea Race was created in 1968 as the result of sailing rivalry between Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) members Alan Green and Jimmy White, two Englishmen residing in Malta, and Paul and John Ripard together with other Maltese members of the Royal Malta Yacht Club. The race is now, essentially, a clockwise circumnavigation of Sicily including Lampedusa, Pantelleria and the Egadian and Eolian islands, and is slightly longer than the RORC’s own famous Fastnet Race.

 

We hope to negotiate the following Package

  • All female crew – maximum 8 – 4 places still available
  • Race prepared yacht.
  • Competitive sail wardrobe.
  • Marina Fees.
  • Race Entry.
  • Rating Certificate.
  • On board accommodation.
  • 3 days training & familiarisation.
  • On shore events.
  • Race Insurance (Personal Holiday Insurance recommended).
  • Race Provisioning.
  • Team Shirt
  • No additional race costs.
  • Loadsa Fun!!

PACKAGE COST is estimated to be around €2,700.

AEGEAN 600

Greek Islands

Package Dates – Plan for June 2021

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If the 2020 race is cancelled due to Covid-19, this will be the inaugural Aegean 600 Race organised by the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club.
It is a non stop race around several beuatiful Greek Islands over a course of approximately 600 nm. We plan to charter a brand new X46 from X-Yachting – shown above – which will be fully race ready. We shall sail with an all female crew of 8 including our skipper and accommodation during the charter will be on board.

 

We hope to negotiate the following Package.

  • All female crew – maximium 8.
  • Race prepared yacht to Offshore Cat 2.
  • 7 Sails on board.
  • Marina Fees.
  • Race Entry.
  • Rating Certificate – ORC/IRC.
  • On board accommodation June 11th to 19th inclusive.
  • 3 days training & familiarisation
  • On shore events.
  • Race Insurance (Personal Holiday Insurance recommended).
  • Race Provisioning.
  • Team Shirt
  • No additional race costs.
  • Loadsa Fun!!

PACKAGE COST is estimated to be around €2,155

THE FASTNET RACE

United Kingdom

Package Dates – Plan for August 2021

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The Fastnet Race is a biennial offshore yacht race organised by the RORC of the United Kingdom. The race is named after the Fastnet Rock, which the race course rounds. The race is considered one of the classic big offshore races, ‘Fastnet’ is testing both inshore and offshore skills, boat and crew preparation and speed potential. From its inception, the Fastnet Race has proven highly influential in the growth of offshore racing, and remains closely linked to advances in yacht design, sailing technique and safety equipment.

We hope to negotiate the following Package

  • All female crew – maximum 8
  • Race prepared yacht.
  • Competitive sail wardrobe.
  • Marina Fees.
  • Race Entry.
  • Rating Certificate.
  • On board accommodation.
  • 3 days training & familiarisation.
  • On shore events.
  • Race Insurance (Personal Holiday Insurance recommended).
  • Race Provisioning.
  • Team Shirt
  • No additional race costs.
  • Loadsa Fun!!

PACKAGE COST TBA

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