Race Training

All of us at Poole Sailing have a keen interest in Yacht Racing! Our Principal, Rob Gibson, has written the RYA’s new handbook ‘Racing for Yachts and Keel Boats.’ So there is no better place to go for race training!
Yacht racing is a ‘Team Sport’, in fact it is probably the best team sport in the world! For that reason we concentrate our Race Training and Coaching on teams, rather than individuals but in packages to suit your needs and aspirations! For instance:
New Teams - With a Yacht

For newly formed teams or existing crews keen to give racing a try, we can provide an experienced Race Coach to advise on Tactics, Boat Handling, Crew Organisation and Sail Handling Techniques, on your boat. They can even stay with you to guide you through your first event.
Price for this expert service is £200/day plus travelling expenses for events away from Poole.



New Teams - Without a Yacht

For teams who have not decided which boat to purchase or who intend chartering, we can provide the same service on one of our Cruiser Racing Yachts! Best yacht is dependant on crew size. Ruthless or Energy, for a team with a minimum of six, and a maximum of eight sailors, or Addiction, for teams with a minimum of eight and a maximum of ten. Price is the same, £100/person/day.



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.

Join Rob, Peter, Owain and Tim for some great racing on super yachts to some great destinations. Then there are the great parties!

4th to 6th May
Poole to Alderney, Alderney to Poole Races. Two great races and a great destination. There will be plenty of time to explore the island of Alderney and to enjoy the Rendezvous at the Alderney Sailing Club. £330 per person.
18th to 19th May
Poole to Yarmouth and Yarmouth to Poole Races. Two tricky coastal races to our favourite Isle of Wight Harbour. There is bound to be a big turn out for the races and a great rendezvous at the Yarmouth Sailing Club. £220 per person.
8th to 9th June
Poole to Lymington and Lymington to Poole races. Two coastal races with serious tide gates and a great destination.  £220 per person.
21st to 23rd June
Poole to Cherbourg Overnight, a day to enjoy the town and then the Cherbourg to Poole Race. An opportunity to do two Channel crossings and enjoy the delights of the biggest port in Normandy. £330 per person.
28th to 30th June
World famous Round The Island race.  Two Feeder Races plus the worlds biggest Yacht Race.  £400 per person.
13th to 14th July
Poole to Weymouth and Weymouth to Poole Races. Two fabulous races along the World Heritage, Jurassic Coast, to our favourite destination.  £220 per person.
27th to 28th July
Poole to Hamble and Hamble to Poole Races.  Two great races with serious tide gates and a destination in Britain’s race yacht centre.  £220 per person.
24th to 25th August
Poole to Cherbourg. Cherbourg to St. Vaast. And St Vaast to Poole Races.  Two Cross Channel races plus one around the notorious ‘Pointe Barfleur’, to the prettiest harbour on the Normandy coast. Enjoy two great rendezvous at the YC de Cherbourg and La Marina. £330 per person.
7th to 8th September
Poole to Portland and Portland to Poole races.  Two super coastal races along our world heritage coast to the Olympic Sailing venue.  £220 per person.
21st to 22nd September
Poole to Folly Inn and Folly Inn to Poole Races. The final race of the PYRA season and our favourite destination. Two great races with dancing guaranteed, no matter how bad the band is. We hope that you can join us. £220 per person.


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