St Maarten Heineken Regatta

Sailing in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

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In Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

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GFS offers men and women, of all ages and sailing ability, the opportunity to charter a yacht, learn to sail, take part in world class racing events or just relax on sailing adventures in the UK and Caribbean.

About the event
One of the best racing events in the Caribbean... Show more

GFS offers men and women, of all ages and sailing ability, the opportunity to charter a yacht, learn to sail, take part in world class racing events or just relax on sailing adventures in the UK and Caribbean.

About the event
One of the best racing events in the Caribbean (where the onshore excitement matches the offshore excitement). Racing begins with a new spinnaker class windward/leeward course followed by three days of exciting coastal racing.
We’ll begin our event on the 1st with a day spent prepping you and the yacht followed by 2 days of training and coaching during which time we’ll cover:

• Racing rules
• Starting techniques
• Upwind boat handling
• Downwind boat handling

Our professional crew will train you to ensure that the racing is safe, fun and that each crew member is able to make a valuable contribution to the team effort. Prior race experience is not essential as the 2 training days represent a great opportunity for each crew member to get familiar with the yacht and the racing manoeuvres.

Even if you have never sailed before you’re welcome to join us but why not get a head-start by booking a weekend sailing in the UK before the event.

About the boats:

We provide the most exciting range of yachts and for this race we will use the super fast easy to sail Elan 37.
Your Yacht will love racing! The 9 berth yacht is complimented with a full Carbon Sail wardrobe for the race and a range of spinnakers. Fitted with the latest B&G Hercules race performance electronics and performance helm, she will be very fast & competitive.

Why sail with GFS:

WE LOVE SAILING!! We are a dynamic and experienced team with excellent local knowledge of the sailing areas of the Solent, Caribbean, South of France and Atlantic Ocean. PLUS race spec yachts and 10 years racing experience!

About your skippers:

We use handpicked RYA qualified and commercially endorsed skippers who are selected for their calm manner, immense experience and professional ability to coach and challenge you as an individual on every event. And, we promise you will be delighted with their wonderful personalities!

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From
$1,589.00
(£990.00)
Duration
8 days

Location

Directions:
City
Portsmouth
State / Region
England
Zip / Postcode
Country
United Kingdom
50.7989137 -1.0911627

Inclusions

What’s included?

 1 day yacht prep
 2 days race training
 4 days racing
 7 nights on-board accommodation
 Exclusive use of yacht
 Professional crew & instruction
 Food starter kit
 Team shirt
 Race entry fees
 Yacht Insurance
 Mooring fees, diesel and water

Exclusions

Flights, transfers & shore-side accommodation

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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