Race Training Weekends

These weekends are a great way to extend your sailing skills, learn how to become an effective crew member on a racing yacht, experience the excitement of yacht racing, or just enjoy a great escape from the normal toil. Cruising sailors can learn how to fly a spinnaker (without too much stress!). You don’t need much sailing experience and even complete novices can get involved and enjoy the exhilaration. You can come as an individual, or make a up a party. The sessions start first thing Saturday morning at Chatham Marina. After intensive training all day we return to the marina for debrief and dinner ashore. On Sunday we measure ourselves against the competition in a real club race of about 3 hours. The yacht could  be Javelin – an Impala 28 – which has been very successful on the Medway racing scene, a race-prepared Jeanneau 35 or perhaps a Bavaria 46. Maximum crew are 5 for the Impala, 6 for the Jeanneaus and 8 for the Bavaria. The instructor will be an experienced racing skipper with the skill, patience and humour to make the most of your weekend. You can stay aboard Friday night if you wish.

Price: £220 per person. This includes:

A berth on the yacht on Saturday night (Friday night too if you wish)

Lunch on Saturday Breakfast on Sunday.  (Lunch on Sunday after the race at the Medway YC – about £10 a head)

Dinner aboard on Saturday (or ashore at individual expense if you wish)

Instruction, race insurance, race fees and VAT.

Wet weather gear hire is available at £10 per person.

There are special deals for a whole crew and for individuals who book a series of weekends.


Medway Yacht Club Autumn Series: (racing on 5 consecutive weekends from 27 October to 25 November

Race 1  27, 28 October

Race 2  3, 4 November

Race 3  10, 11 November

Race 4  17, 18 November

Race 5  24, 25 November

2019 Dates will be posted soon.  We plan a full season of racing including the Medway Yacht Club Regatta

Match Racing Weekends

If you have a group (8 to 12 people) we can arrange a day or a weekend of match racing. Two identical race prepared Jeanneau 35s compete ‘around the cans’ on the Medway near Chatham. Just sign up and join us for a day or a weekend of fun racing with a competitive edge – and tuition too.