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Yacht Racing Experience in Brighton

Learn how to sail in a racing yacht with Brighton Marina sailing activities. Discover the tying techniques and all sailing protocols with expert advice on hand throughout the entire half day course.

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Take to the seas for your chance to experience the thrilling and fast-paced world of yacht racing with this superb yacht racing experience in Brighton! You'll be on board a modern high-performance manoeuvrable racing yacht, and will be given a full safety briefing from your instructor and the crew, before the training begins. The training includes hoisting sails, helming, practising the most efficient methods of manoeuvring the yacht and learning how to keelhaul landlubbers. Your experience will conclude with a high-octane 'Big Race' where you and your crew go against the other yachts and participate in close quarter racing around a floating race track! This is a great half day experience that will show you what the awesome sport of yachting is all about ... you will leave buzzing, and probably with a brand new boating passion!

Your session will start with meeting your skipper and crew mates for the day over a hot drink, before heading to the yacht. The yacht is a modern Sigma 8 metre which is fast, maneuverable and easy to handle - the perfect vessel for your first taste of yacht racing! You will receive a full safety briefing from your skipper who will issue you with a life jacket and, if the weather requires, oil skins. It is then time to take to the seas to commence your training which will include helming the yacht, sail handling, basic tactics and much more.  It's then race time! The fleet of yachts will line up for a twenty minute race around a floating race track where you can prove that your crew has the skills and teamwork necessary to finish first. Your session will finish by heading back to shore where you will no doubt be recounting tales of your epic battles upon the high seas before a debrief and official race results.

Minimum age: 18
Maximum weight: 16 stone

You will require a reasonable level of fitness.
Non swimmers are welcome but please inform the skipper during the safety briefing.
This is a half day experience that will last around 3 hours in total.
There will be a maximum of five crew and a skipper on each yacht.

This experience is not suitable for non-participating spectators.
Available on weekends only, from April - October (subject to availability).

Events can be arranged in the week for groups.
Life jacket and sailing gear is provided by the centre.

If it is cold dress in warm clothing - layers are best. If it is hot don't forget your sun screen!
You should wear soft soled shoes eg: trainers or deck shoes.
Sailing can be affected by weather conditions, please call the centre the day before your experience to check it is going ahead.

If your experience is cancelled due to adverse sailing conditions, you will simply be re-scheduled for an alternative date.
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Yacht Racing Experience in Brighton in Brighton

It was a great introduction to what it takes to race a yatch, which even a novice can enjoy.

- Anthony, 14/06/2010
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