Sunsail Match Racing Academy - The elite racing experience!
May-September 2012 on selected dates
As close as it gets to replicating the America’s Cup - the Sunsail Match Racing Academy lets you experience the thrills and spills of high drama yacht racing and close competition all in one day. Racing on optimised, identical Sunsail F40 racing yachts, whilst being coached by a professional World Match Racing Tour sailor; this will be the best, simplest to arrange and most fun match racing experience on the water.
Sunsail Racing in partnership with EMG has created this unique sailing experience to offer Grand Prix style racing for amateurs and experienced sailors alike. A new concept for water based experiences; the Match Racing Academy is the definitive way to engage your clients, friends or team mates in a high-end sailing event. With a professional World Match Racing Tour sailor on hand to provide guidance and demonstrate the best racing tactics, this is the closest you can get to the real thing.
The race teams will take to the water on our identically matched Sunsail F40 race yachts with a professional skipper and crew. Each team will experience a race training session followed by the first round of racing (flights), with each round lasting no more than 20 minutes. Race teams then rotate throughout the day as they go through the exhilarating knockout competition.
- Close quarter/high adrenalin sailing
- Tuition from a professional World Match Racing Tour sailor
- Any level of experience
- Superb apres sail
Prices from £395 plus VAT per person based on a minimum group size of 16 (8 guests per boat)
• Exclusive use of our optimised Beneteau First 40 racing yachts
• Professional skipper and crew on each yacht
• Complete race management with race officer & committee boat
• Coaching from a Professional World Match Racing Tour Sailor
• Use of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club
• High speed safety RIBs
• Loan of safety equipment and full waterproofs
• Comprehensive catering package including tea, coffee and bacon rolls on arrival, a sumptuous two course lunch at the George Hotel in Yarmouth, soft drinks throughout the day and a glass of champagne
• Sculpted aluminium trophy for the winning team
• Company branding on yachts
• Professional photography
• Branded Match Racing Academy t-shirt for each guest
• Full event management
09.30 Arrive at Royal Lymington Yacht Club for breakfast & briefing
10.00 Board yachts and depart for coaching session. Teams will practice starts and all racing manoeuvres
11.30 First flights of racing begins
13.00 Lunch served at the George in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
14.30 Racing continues
16.30 Petit finals
17:30 Return to Royal Lymington Yacht Club for Champagne prize giving Itinerary can be adapted to suit client requirements.
For more information about the Sunsail Match Racing Academy
please contact one of our experienced racing team on 0844 463 6817