JOG Race to Yarmouth and back

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JOG Race to Yarmouth and back

An exciting race down to Yarmouth for an evening of comparing notes and enjoying the town with many other races crews - and then a race back on Sunday.

Two great short course races and a brilliant night in Yarmouth.


Starts: 19:30 pm  Girls for Sail office at Shepards Wharf Marina 

Finishes: Ends 4pm Sunday


About The Event

After a Friday evening get together with the crew its a 0900 race start for the 30 mile JOG race course ending in Yarmouth in the afternoon. Then after a very quiet evening in Yarmouth (not very likely!) its an 0800 start for the 20 mile race back to Cowes on Sunday.

Starting with a crew meet and greet on the Friday night, this weekend is a great entry to coastal racing for those who already have some sailing experience. Don't worry if you have not raced before as our instructors will coach you all the way!



The boat

We expect to be racing on our Elan 37, which is a competitive race boat, but we also use a Beneteau 40.7 and other race boats for different events. Our yachts have been specifically chosen for ease of handling, which is great for learning! There is no denying us girls sometimes don't have the physical strength of the boys but with our technical ability and a well-chosen yacht we can do just as well.

All of your time will be spent with crew-mates on your yacht.  Most of the yachts have 9/10 berths with 3 cabins and a saloon so the boats will normally have 2 persons in each cabin i.e. 6 - this is always the case for an RYA course, MAX 6 persons on-board. On some events e.g. races we use the saloon which can sleep an additional 2-4 people. 



About Cowes 

Cowes is widely credited as being the birthplace of UK yachting, seeing hundreds of 'yachties' descend every year on the seaside town and swelling its resident population multifold!

With a wealth of activities on and off the water and a year-round mild, sunny climate the island attracts loyal visitors and second home owners alike all year round but especially during the spring and summer months when the world class sailing conditions attract professional sailors from around the world to take part in famous regattas and races - as well as thousands of spectators who gather shoreside to watch the dramas unfold.

Easily reached by high speed passenger ferry, car ferry or even hovercraft (the island has the last remaining hovercraft service in the world) from Lymington, Southampton or Portsmouth on the mainland, the island is the perfect destination for young and old alike with plenty to see, eat and do.

Additional Info

What's included?

  • Fully coded yacht with safety equipment
  • Fully qualified RYA skipper
  • All safety equipment
  • Accommodation on board*
  • Diesel, water, electricity
  • FUN, FUN, FUN!!

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and evening meals
  • Mooring fees
  • Departure taxes/customs entries per person
  • Any clothing
  • *Accommodation upgrades where available

Why choose Girls for Sail?

  • First of all we want to give you some freedom, we want you to feel absolutely able to do anything onboard, so we will greet you, make you feel welcome, confident and safe, and of course you won't have anyone rushing you! You can learn at your own pace with our skippers and feel the benefit of this in your handling of our yacht!
  • We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition.  There's no such thing as a 'silly' question!  There's no shouting onboard and as it's also your holiday, we want you to have fun and go home relaxed and satisfied with your time here! Not to mention you get to meet new lifelong friends! 

Our values are simple: Encourage, Support, Challenge and Respect!

How to book?

Click on the link below to view available dates - or if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us!

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