Ocean Race Yacht Experience

Product code: 10130091

Experience high-speed thrills on the water as you take part in an exhilarating yacht race!

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Experience the unique thrill of yacht racing with this fast moving and exciting day out! Two identical 60ft Clipper 60 Race Yachts will race against each other on the open waters of the Solent, and you'll be able to help out on deck as you tear across the waves! With a real hands-on focus you will have the opportunity to try all aspects of racing aboard one of these famous yachts, working together with the other participants and a professional crew who will guide you through getting the most out of these powerful Clipper 60s.
After meeting the professional crew in the morning you will be shown to your yacht where you will meet your team for the day and receive a short safety brief before slipping lines and motoring out into open water. Then it's a morning of training as the professional crew guide you through all the manoeuvres and get you working as part of a slick racing team.

After a brief lunch it is time to put all the training into practice as the two Clipper 60s come together for a match race through the Solent. The course will depend on wind and tides, but this is your chance to pit your skills against the other team as you take part in a closely fought race aboard these identical matched yachts. You will have the opportunity to be part of a true racing team during this exciting contest, including working on the foredeck for sail hoists, drops and changes and in the cockpit on the winches, as well as taking the wheel to steer! Finally one of the yachts will be declared the winner before dropping sails and heading back up the River Hamble after an exhilarating day of racing.

This experience is available at Hampshire:

  • Hampshire (South East) - Southampton
Your voucher is valid for 10 months. This voucher is for one person. This experience is available on selected dates from April – September. Minimum age is 12. Anyone aged 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a full paying parent or guardian. Please note there are a number of steps and a ladder inside the yacht and if participants need assistance to move around they are advised to book with someone who can give a helping hand. Participants must wear flat, non-marking closed toed footwear. The experience will last approximately six hours. A baguette lunch and soft drinks are included. The skipper reserves the right to curtail the experience on safety grounds if the weather becomes severe. In the event that weather prevents the experience from taking place your date will be rescheduled. This experience is not suitable for those who suffer from seasickness. All dates are subject to availability. This voucher cannot be extended.
Ocean Race Yacht Experience
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Ocean Race Yacht Experience I've done a little bit of sailing, but was super excited about the opportunity to sail the Clipper 60 and I wasn't disappointed. The welcome at the check-in was very friendly and when everyone had arrived, we were despatched into two groups to board two yachts. Our skipper and mate were very knowledgable and keen for us to have a very 'hands on' experience, which we certainly did, with everyone doing their fair share of the grunt work and a decent amount of time at the wheel. To add some spice we had a race home, which was quite competitive and we let the other boat win :-) Back on time. A great time had by all. 22 October 2014
Blue box sailing fantastic day out so much fun great crew would recommend had a fab day out one of the best presents I have ever had puts a big grin on your face would definitely do this again full marks Blue Box Pete G 21 July 2014
A great bit if sailing I would recommend this to both experienced sailors and novices alike: the boat is a rare and interesting vessels and the skipper and crew very knowledgeable an courteous. An excellent afternoons sailing. 14 June 2013
Amazing day out at sea I bought this present for my boyfriend's birthday and we had an amazing day sailing. The crew were really experienced and informed and helped us to experience a real day of sailing. We started with a safety briefing and tour of the boat and then got involved in all aspects of the sailing from putting the sails up through to all the changes needed to keep the boat sailing at 12 knots an hour. We had an amazing clear day with strong winds, perfect for sailing. We arrived back to shore late afternoon, exhausted but exhilarated from a great day and I would highly recommend this for an active and unusual day out. 06 August 2012
trip for fun Round the World Yacht Thrill - great day out, thrills throughout with chance to be hands on in all aspects of sailing this large boat, would reccomend as a great gift for everyone 22 August 2011
Wonderful absolutely amazing. I was given this as a birthday present and it couldn't have been a better gift. I have always wanted to try sailing and this experience gave me that chance. It is a different world out there and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was just so stimulating. The crew were very professional helpful and informative. I recommend this to anyone who has an interest in sailing or is unsure of it. It's just fantastic. 16 November 2010
My mum is going on a 30 day cruise around the indian ocean with my dad in July and is nervous. So for her birthday I bought her a round the world yacht thrill in the hopes that she would enjoy herself and start to like being on the water! She said the crew were incredibly friendly and kept offering her cups of tea the other participants were nice as well and she was able to just sit back and get used to the waves so thanks buyagift. 16 November 2010
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