Race Weekends (including Race Training)

Our race weekends are a great way to extend your sailing skills! You can 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.

You don’t need much sailing experience and even complete novices can get involved and enjoy the thrill. The sessions start at 0900 at Chatham Marina, and after an intensive day of race training we will return to the marina for a debrief. 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 Jeanneau’s 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.

Price: £230 per person for one race weekend. We also offer special deals for a whole crew and for individuals who book a series of weekends, with a sliding scale of discounts available (see below).

Package includes:

  • A full day of race training
  • Race insurance
  • Race entry fees
  • A berth on the yacht on Saturday night (Friday night too by prior arrangement)
  • Sandwich lunch on Saturday

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

To book or enquire about a race weekend email us today.

Dates in 2020:

Medway Yacht Club Spring Series: (racing on 4 weekends from 18 April to 17 May)

Race 1                                                   18, 19 April

Race 2                                                  2, 26 April

Race 3                                                   2, 3 May

Race 4                                                   16, 17 May

Medway Yacht Club Keelboat Regatta: 23, 24, 25 May. 3 days of races over the bank holiday weekend.  Parties too!

Whole regatta and training session beforehand:  £399

Medway Yacht Club Summer Series: 21 Jun to 26 Jul + 6 Sep

Details to be advised

Medway Yacht Club Autumn Series: 18 Oct to 22 Nov.

Details to be advised

Full pricing info (including a sliding scale of discounts for more than one weekend):

1 race weekend.   £230pp                              Total £230

2 race weekends. £195pp per weekend      Total £390

3 race weekends.  £170pp per weekend     Total £510

4 race weekends.  £150pp per weekend     Total  £600

5 race weekends.  £140pp per weekend     Total  £700

6 race weekends.  £130pp per weekend     Total  £780

Full crew of 5 for one weekend:  £170pp

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.

Get in touch to book your place or find out more information about Race Weekends.