Two or three identical 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.
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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 or three 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.
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.