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The Story

About Us

We are a sail racing company
that does things differently

Our Mission is simple:  Provide fun, safe and rewarding sailing opportunities at an affordable price.

Not everyone can afford a racing yacht or has friends or family that can. This should not be a barrier to entry. We keep costs low by involving everyone in the process and showing them the reality of what it takes to sail and race offshore. 

Our goal is to get as many people as possible to participate and leave having had the experience of a lifetime.

We believe in putting safety first and allowing everyone to experience offshore racing in a supportive environment. We’d like to finish top of the leader board but the individuals on board will always come first.

We pride ourselves on innovation

From our interactive website to advanced onboard routing instrumentation and software we are not a company that follows the crowd but one that sets new trends.

Being competitive

We are an organisaion with a new and fresh approach to sail racing that has also managed to achieve some impresive results.

The best skippers

We select skippers based not solely on their racing record but also on their ability to teach.

Germaine Williams

Team Manager

As an RYA Instructor Germaine enjoys passing on his experience to others and finding ways of sharing his passion for this sport with as many people as possible.

Sophie O’Neill

Skipper

As a Chief Instructor for a sailing school in both the UK and the Caribbean Sophie has skippered in many inshore and offshore events, including Fastnet, RORC 600, Trans-Atlantic’s and Antigua Race Week as well as numerous Cowes Weeks.

Fabian Kündig

Skipper

Fabian has experience in high latitude sailing as well as Caribbean sailing including the C600

Anne Tyler Morgan

Chief Operations Officer

With a history in customer service, Anne joined SRA in August 2023. Her attention to detail and background in theatre makes for a friendly and helpful voice behind all day to day operations of Sail Racing Academy.

Andy Parritt

Skipper

From a background of competitive sailing and having owned a Trimaran, Andy thrives in helping to bring the best out of both crew and boat. His mission is to find out those talents and skills you didn’t think you had and give you the trust, freedom and confidence to use them.

James Bathurst

Skipper (Apprentice)

James started with the company as an apprentice and through his time as a first mate in the Mediterranean and completing the Rolex Middle Sea Race has worked his way up to skippering for Sail Racing Academy. Having grown up sailing and racing in the solent and with a passion for instructing, James prides himself on finding the balance between having fun and personal development. 

Oscar Ballentyne

Apprentice

Having sailed dinghy’s from a young age, Oscar has subsequently taken to yacht sailing and racing. With a strong passion for sail trimming and often found to be running around the boats trying to do everything himself, Oscar is a great person to learn all the ropes and get a good understanding of all the roles on board.

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