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Lucy helming Southern Child

Introductions and Farewells

September 9, 2015 | Posted in Northern Child, Racing News, Southern Child

After 6 years with Northern Child, Christian moves on to pastures new and we wish him every success and happiness in the future. Christian will join Performance Yacht Charter as an experienced skipper for some events in the future. Lucy is on the helm of Performance Yacht Charter and is pleased to welcome James Richman and Debbi Booth to the Performance Yacht Charter […]

RORC Clubhouse

Social at the RORC

September 9, 2015 | Posted in Northern Child, Racing News, Southern Child

We are pleased to invite you to join us for drinks at the RORC club house by Green Park from 6pm on Monday 21st September. We will be there to discuss our plans for 2016 find out about your sailing plans and how we can deliver the sailing experiences you want meet sailing friends and show […]

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Les Voiles de St Tropez

July 22, 2015 | Posted in Racing News

A host of racers and sailing enthusiasts come from all corners of the globe to do battle in the bay of Saint-Tropez. This is a fabulous event, based out of the Old Port of St Tropez. The Old Port is a vibrant but traditional and beautiful setting for the activities which take place every evening […]

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Round the Island Race Report 2015

July 2, 2015 | Posted in Northern Child, Racing News, Uncategorized

Northern Child and Lickety Spilt met their crews in Gunwharf Quays on Friday morning for a practice day in the Solent before going in to Cowes in the afternoon. We motored out the marina and were greeted by a fantastic seabreeze. We beat west along the island shoreline towards Cowes. With Tim directing the crew […]

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Rolex Fastnet Race

June 23, 2015 | Posted in Racing News, Rolex Fastnet Race

The Rolex Fastnet Race is the most prestigious and challenging race in the Royal Ocean Racing Club calendar. It is one of the top 3 offshore races in the world alongside the Sydney Hobert and the Middle Sea Race. The Fastnet Race is the ultimate sailing challenge. After 4-5 days at sea negotiating the tidal […]

RORC 600 2015

February 24, 2015 | Posted in Northern Child, Racing News

So we’re off! The Caribbean 600 started fast and furious as we headed out straight into big swell that had been building for days of 25-30 knots of breeze. We started well, neck and neck with our main rivals. The first hours were… Wet. Especially for us poor souls up on the bow. I like to […]

Jolly Harbour Valentines Regatta

Valentines Regatta 2015

February 20, 2015 | Posted in Racing News, Southern Child

The Valentines Regatta was Performance Yacht Charter first regatta of the season and what a great regatta it was. In Five Islands Harbour the wind was very shifty and variable but this didn’t phase Paul from Regatta Guru he managed to get 7 races in over 2 days with every race having a true beat. […]

Performance Yacht Charter 2015 Calendar

Performance Yacht Charter 2015 Calendar

December 8, 2014 | Posted in Racing News

Performance Yacht Charter has put together a sailing calendar for 2015.  This calendar combines the dates of all the major sailing events in 2015 with some great photos of Northern Child, Southern Child and Sunset Child. Whether you want to reminisce about your sailing or plan your sailing in 2015 this calendar is a fabulous gift for only £15 […]

NORTHERN CHILD @ Rolex Swan Cup 2014

Rolex Swan Cup Sardinia

September 15, 2014 | Posted in Northern Child, Racing News

September 2014 saw another edition of the spectacular Swan Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.  With almost 100 Swans ranging from 36 to 112 feet the views on the water were just as spectacular as off the water.  Northern Child had a very strong start finishing 5th in a tough 21 boat class in light airs. […]

Needles Park up Round the Island Race 2014

Round the Island Race 2014

June 30, 2014 | Posted in Northern Child, Racing News, Southern Child

RTIR this year was very different to the last 3 years which have been windy, fast races.  With forecasts of sub 5 knots of wind, competitors were expecting a slow ride around the Island.  Northern (skippered by Lucy) and Southern Child (Skippered by Chris) were out together with a Grand Soleil 40 (Skippered by Christian) […]

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RACYC Caribbean 600 Race Diary; A 600nm Match Race

March 21, 2014 | Posted in Racing News, Southern Child

Mon 24 Feb 14. Race Day 1.  Final race brief to crew before departing English Harbour at 1000 hours.  Cleared identity gate boat and then selected start sails and strategy in vicinity of race start line.  IRC 2 start, combined with IRC 3, was the day’s second start, at 1110 hours, Local.  “Southern Child” achieved […]

Christmas Caribbean Rally Crew Photo

Voyage of a Lifetime

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Christmas Caribbean Rally Daily Blogs, Racing News, Southern Child

As the festive season approached, Tony Walker was invited to travel to Lanzarote for the start of the Christmas Caribbean Sailing Rally. As someone almost completely in the dark about matters nautical and yachting in particular, I didn’t really know what to expect when I accepted an invitation to travel to Lanzarote to witness the […]

Grenada Sailing Week

2014 Caribbean Season is Underway

February 15, 2014 | Posted in El Ocaso, Northern Child, Racing News, Southern Child

Performance Yacht Charter started the Caribbean Season in Grenada with an all female crew on Southern Child.  With 2 days training the girls were ready. 10 races were spread over 4 days with a mixture of windward leeward and coastal courses.  The regatta took us for Port St Louis, to Phare Bleu and Prickly Bay 3 fabulous […]

Antigua Sailing Week 2012

Caribbean Career Break

October 16, 2013 | Posted in El Ocaso, Northern Child, Racing News, Southern Child

Three months of fantastic sailing and yacht racing – recharge, take a break, develop new skills, meet new friends and sail the beautiful waters of the Caribbean Islands. Starting in February, this package is particularly suited to those who are looking for a break from a busy lifestyle, those who are considering a change of direction or looking for a new challenge. […]

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RORC Announce New Transatlantic Race for 2014

October 3, 2013 | Posted in Racing News

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has announced the introduction of a new Transatlantic Race starting in November 2014. The RORC Transatlantic Race will set off from Lanzarote, Canary Islands and finish in the Caribbean, at a destination to be confirmed. The 2,800 nm east to west race will act as a feeder for yachts […]

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Save the Date – St Thomas International Rolex Regatta 2014

October 3, 2013 | Posted in Racing News

The St. Thomas International Regatta is a quality blend of around the islands and “point to point”courses. With starts right off the Club everyone gets back to shore by 1630 each day. The “Rolex” is known for impeccable race committee work, scenic courses and competitive classes using both IRC and CSA rules. Easy Anchorages: Drop a hook […]

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2013 on Southern Child

September 30, 2013 | Posted in Racing News, Southern Child

Southern Child – a safe and fast Beneteau First 40 run professionally is available to charter for the ARC to either a team or individuals. She is MCA coded and crewed by a professional Yachtmaster Ocean Skipper. She is fully race prepared and has a complete inventory of safety equipment including life rafts, EPIRB, Satphone […]

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34th St Maarten Heineken Regatta – Entry Open

September 30, 2013 | Posted in Racing News

Join Performance Yacht Charter on one of our race ready performance yachts for the 34th St Maarten Heineken Regatta. The 34th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, taking place 6th – 9th March 2014 and is the largest regatta in the Caribbean calendar. The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has a reputation as a must do event major […]


Race Training Weekend – 22nd 23rd June

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Northern Child, Racing News, Southern Child

Last weekend saw the first training weekend for the Northern Child/Southern Child Fastnet campaigns.  The all male NC crew and all female SC crew were braced for some exciting sailing with winds gusting up to 38 knots on Saturday.  Whilst there may have been some thought that watching the Lions test against Australia with a […]

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Round the Island 2013 – Race Report

June 4, 2013 | Posted in Northern Child, Racing News, Southern Child

The JP Morgan Round the Island 2013 was another fantastic day on the water for PYC.  With Lucy and team aboard Southern Child and Christian with a team on El Ocaso it was sure to be a close race and some fun. The weather on the day was fabulous with far more wind than the […]

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Les Voiles de St Barths 2013

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Northern Child, Racing News, Southern Child

This year saw the 4th edition of Les Voiles de St Bart and the selection of boats showed that the Regatta is both growing and more importantly, attracting some serious race yachts. For the first time, this Regatta saw Northern and Southern Child competing against each other, so we knew we would be sure to […]

Sunset as Northern Child approaches the Fastnet Rock in the 2011 Fastnet.

All Female Fastnet Campaign 2013

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Racing News, Southern Child

Lucy Reynolds, owner of Performance Yacht Charter will be taking part in the Rolex Fastnet 2013 aboard her race equipped First 40 with an all girl team. “Inspired by one of our regular crew who decided after hearing in the 2009 Fastnet Prizegiving that the all girl crew prize couldn’t be awarded as the team […]

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40th International Rolex Regatta St Thomas

March 25, 2013 | Posted in Northern Child, Racing News

This year was the 40th anniversary of the International Rolex Regatta St Thomas. With a predominantly American crew Northern Child had 2 days training in the beautiful waters of the US Virgin Islands.  With light winds forecast it didn’t look to be the best weather for NC but the crew quickly got to grips with […]

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Rolex Fastnet 2013 – 2 months to go

March 7, 2013 | Posted in Northern Child, Racing News, Southern Child

The Rolex Fastnet Race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) had just 7 boats in the first race in 1925. The  biennial race has become legendary within the world of ocean racing and is now the worlds largest offshore yacht race. The 45th edition of the biennial race will start off the Royal […]

Northern Child on the Podium for St Maarten

Commodores Cup and St Maarten Heineken Regatta on Northern Child

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Northern Child, Racing News

Northern Child had a crew from Minnesota for 2013 Heineken Regatta. A super group of guys and girls with years of racing experience. The Commodores Cup was hard work with short windward leeward courses but the Kattack racing team battled on finishing all 3 races in a respectable mid fleet position. Day 1: Round the […]


Northern Child on the Podium at the RORC Caribbean 600

February 23, 2013 | Posted in Northern Child, Racing News

With a truly International crew, from Australia, US, Russia, Holland, Ireland, Germany and England there was no time for a dull moment. Immediately it was clear that the crew gelled together with great a spirit. The 2 days training gave us enough time to get the manoeuvre drills done and some sea sickness too! With […]

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