Welcome to SOLO Offshore Racing Club
We are a virtual yacht club in that we have no premises but what do have is an enthusiastic group of offshore & inshore yacht racers who love "going solo" on the water, and also enjoy a lively gathering afterwards. We sail a range of "Class" boats and IRC cruiser/racers. Anybody is welcome to join our events so long as your boat meets the safety criteria. Budding Vendee aspirants, Figarists, or just wanting to enjoy the personal challenge with like minded sailors, all are welcome!
13 October 2013
Solo Offshore Racing Club - Introductory Workshop
Were you awestruck by the last edition of the Vendee Globe and it's super hero skippers? Is your perception of a solo yacht racer one of a madman with a wild fixed stare? Is solo offshore yacht racing a pastime for fringe lunatics? Why would anyone want to Go Solo? How do they do it?
Well, actually, you can do it too and we would like to show you how. The Solo Offshore Racing Club, sponsored for this event by Sea Ventures UK Ltd, consists of a fleet of solo amateur enthusiasts, male and female, young and not so young, all normal people with normal jobs sailing normal cruiser racers. We would like to share our experiences with you and welcome you to the most satisfying and personally challenging sailing discipline you are ever likely to encounter.
12 October 2013
Artemis Offshore Academy’s Préparateur Apprenticeship Programme
What goes through your mind when you look over the designs for the new Volvo 65, or Francois Gabart’s finely tuned IMOCA 60 Macif? Is it how much you’d like to be steering that boat around the world? Or are you just as interested in know what it takes to get a boat ready to race. If the latter, then read on to apply for the Artemis Offshore Academy’s Préparateur Apprenticeship Programme.