Solent Sailing Rallies & Racing

Solent Boat Training offers many types of sailing events including formal RYA courses, experience builders and race/rallies. Check our live calendar for dates and booking.

Upcoming Races Include our September Series

We use our pair of Bavaria 38 yachts and/or our trio of Bavaria 37 yachts depending on demand for the event. With a maximum of 4 clients plus our skipper it ensures maximum involvement and excellent domestic arrangements on board with everyone getting their own bed for this 3 day event. We use up to 5 yachts for these events depending on demand.

September Race Series Format

Starting from our Southampton base each crew will be given an hour to prepare their yachts and passage plan that will be a race to either Weymouth or Brighton depending on winds and tides. Whichever destination our race officer sets for the race it will be about 60 Nm. The cost for the 3 days onboard is £299 per person including equipment use, 2 breakfasts & 3 lunches.


Client Experience Required

All clients joining our rallies and racing events must hold at least a RYA Competent Crew course certificate and be fit enough to undertake a 10 to 14 hour sailing passage.

The Finer Details

Clients may join their race yacht either on Monday 5pm or Tuesday 9am ready for a 10am departure. Our skippers are very competitive but will act as the starters for the race to either Weymouth or Brighton. This 60 mile passage typically takes 10 - 14 hours. The Wednesday is a day of restful sailing with some time ashore in preparation of the race home on the Thursday morning. Client may stay on their yacht on the Thursday night.

Times for each passage are added together to work out the race winner. Each client on the winning team receives voucher for £100 off any SBT event, a bottle of champagne and engraved tankard.