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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. […]

Start of the RORC 600

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 […]

41st St Thomas International Regatta

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 […]