Off-Shore Yacht Racing

Yacht Racing

Offshore Yacht racing with Poole Sailing is about being competitive and having FUN as well as improving your skills.  You will be racing on well-prepared racing yachts, in a very sociable fleet, with some great racing skippers who also happen to be great instructors.

That makes our events the perfect introduction to yacht racing for beginners and expert sailors alike!  For some light reading before you race look out for Rob’s latest book, ‘Start Yacht Racing’ published by the RYA.

Yacht racing is all about teamwork and to encourage that, we will book individuals onto a three-race series in 2021.  Being part of a consistent team over a series of races will improve your individual skills, your confidence and results on the race course.  We will book four individuals to join Rob and his professional crew for The Series.                                 Price £750 per person. 



12th/13th June: Poole to Weymouth and Weymouth to Poole races.

Two races along the World Heritage, Jurassic Coast, plus a warm welcome in our second favourite Dorset port.


7th/8th August:  Poole to Lymington and Lymington to Poole races. 

Two races where tidal tactics matter most, to a lovely New Forest Market Town. Another of our favourite destinations.


9th / 10th October:  Poole to Bucklers Hard, Bucklers Hard to Poole races.

Two races through the notorious ‘Hurst Narrows’ to a destination steeped in ship building history in the heart of the New Forest.


Single Races for Individuals. 

If you can’t afford the time for a whole series but still want to ‘put your toe in the water’, you can join Rob or Owain and their crew to form an Ad Hoc team for one of the following events.


16th-18th July:  Poole to Alderney, Alderney to Poole races.

Two cross channel races plus a lay day on the remote Island of Alderney. A rare opportunity to visit the northernmost Channel Isle.

£300 per person.  Four places available. Skipper Owain Peters.


24th/25th July:  Poole to Portland and Portland to Poole races.

Race around three of Dorset’s headlands to a destination in the lee of the fourth. Portland is ‘a place apart’. And a super destination.

£250 per person. Four places available. Skipper Rob Gibson


Please note that the above events will be administered by our Event Company, Activ Power and Sail Ltd.


If you are interested in yacht racing with us call 07966155716 or email