• Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race

Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race

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  • Departure Cowes
  • Duration 14 days+
  • Month August
  • Grade

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Only held every 4 years, this is a chance for you to experience one of the toughest yacht races on the planet.


One of the true tests of racing yachtsmen, the 1,802 nautical mile non-stop race starts from Cowes, Isle of Wight. Taking in all the beautiful coastline that the UK has to offer and some of the most tactical racing of any Offshore race.  Usually the race runs clockwise from Cowes up the Irish Coast and then around Muckle Flugga, the most Northerly point of the Shetlands before coming back around the East coast of Britain to Cowes.

The package includes full training with qualifying offshore races. The race usually takes 12-14 days and we deliver well in excess of the minimum preparation and yacht standards to ensure crews are fully prepared and safe.
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Specialising in racing and cruising in the UK, Caribbean and Mediterranean using only pedigree racing yachts with top specifications that regulary feature in podium postions. 

This Operator is regularly reviewed as offering excellent training, with very well regarded Skippers.

They have a range of offerings depending upon your preferences and experience. Their yachts are available for whole boat charter; either with just an owner’s rep or 2-3 members of crew provided by them to help you get the most from your chosen race boat. They also offer individual berths for events, where you join a crew with a skipper and a first mate.

With all these packages they provide 2 days training before each event so that  the crew can get to know each other, get familiar with the yacht and practice the racing manoeuvres.


A beautifully presented Swan 51′ with a full inventory of North race sails. Built in 1984 she is one of German Frers’ outstanding all-round designs fitted with a lavish cruising interior she has four comfortable cabins sleeping up to 12 crew. Fast and easy to sail, she is a fine balance between a racing and cruising yacht.

Aavailable for skippered charter to individuals or groups and participates in all the major regattas in the UK and Caribbean, she sails across the Atlantic twice a year and completes many offshore passages between the UK, Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Category Zero coded by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) which means she is able to sail commercially in unrestricted waters around the world. There are fewer yachts every year which maintain the standard that this coding requires. The code covers construction, stability, outfit standards, safety equipment and manning.  Northern Child is equipped with 3 life rafts, automatic and manual life jackets, harnesses, a comprehensive category A first aid kit,  EPIRB, SART, Jon Bouy, VHF, SSB radio and satellite phone.

The Beneateau First 40 is a fantastic performance racing yacht capable of winning world class events. This yacht has the T bulb keel, 3 spreader rig, the lighter stronger balsa core hull, a full inventory of North 3DI and 3DL sails and has had many racing upgrades to the deck hardware. Winning races has always been very important so she has been continuously maintained to keep her in peak racing condition.

Main: 3Di Main
Foresails: 3DL LT 105%, 3DI MH 105%, Paneled Kevlar Heavy 102%, Paneled Kevlar Jib Top,
Spinnakers: S2, S4, A1, Kevlar Code Zero and Mylar Spinnaker Staysail

Available for skippered charter in the UK from May to September, in November she will compete in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers starting in Las Palmas and then she will be racing in the Caribbean all winter.


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£3,750 including Round Britain and Ireland Race, training weekend, 2 cross channel races.

Optional extras - RYA sea survival and ISAF sea safety


  • One of the true tests of racing yachtsmen


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