Short-handed Offshore Racing

Short-handed offshore Yacht Racing is growing in popularity. Primarily Double-handed but including Single-handed and restricted crew numbers.

There are many clubs around the UK who offer short handed racing and clubs that specifically focus on the disciplines.

double handed offshore mixed from astern

A series of six offshore races to be sailed double handed. Prizes available for mixed crews, Corinthian crews, youth crews, masters crews and a prize for media work.

SORC The COVID SHAKEDOWN RACE Sunday 7th June 2020.Single and Double handed race around bouys in the Solent..Photo Rick Tomlinson

A series of eleven races including short coastal races and longer, overnight offshore races

Two handed round Britain and Ireland

The race is a combination of competitive sailing and enjoyable social gatherings. The course, around all the islands of Britain and Ireland except the Channel Islands and Rockall, can be a severe test of navigation and seamanship in the heavy weather that is often experienced. By contrast the hospitality shown by the host Yacht Clubs and communities in the four stopover ports, in which the competitors must spend at least 48 hours, can be much more enjoyable and often just as exhausting.

OSTAR start

A Corinthian transatlantic race run from Plymouth to Newport, Rhode Island. Single-handed and Double-handed divisions in this race that was first conceived in 1960.