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Race training and events for 2023

By 28th February 2023 No Comments

We’ve teamed up with Unity Sailing to offer some fantastic race training courses throughout the 2023 season. Ideal for upskilling and progressing to heading up your own team to race, throughout the weekend you’ll receive specialist training from a professional coach or skipper and take your sailing to the next level.

Sunfast Training and Racing Weekend

Standard drills include:

  • Hoists, drops, and sail changes
  • Tacking and gybing
  • Using asymmetric spinnakers and code zero
  • Upward and downward sailing
  • Trimming for points of sail
  • Reefing and under-sail
  • Sail handling and packing

Double and Shorthanded Training

These weekends are ideal for upskilling and handling the boat when only two of you are on board.

The weekends are run with two teams, sharing the cost of the reduced crew size. This allows the coaches to run short and double-handed training manoeuvres.


  • Previous training on a Sunfast fully crewed is advised for best results.
  • A good understanding of general boat and sail handling, foredeck, and helming is advised to allow the best results from your weekend.

First 40.7 and symmetric spinnakers weekend

Take your sailing to the next level with professional coaching and training on our 40.7 and Symmetric Spinnaker.

Join our 2-day training course on a 40.7 sailing yacht. We’ve partnered up with Unity Sailing to offer these tailor-made courses with a professional race skipper or coach.

Each course includes:

  • Foredeck, pit, and helm training
  • Boat and sail handling
  •  Spinnakers training
  • High spec Beneteau 40.7 yacht
  • Professional race Skipper
  • Coaching
  • Accommodation onboard

The perfect courses to get into racing or advance your sailing, our partner Unity Sailing is passionate about making great sailing, training, and racing available to everyone; on great boats and with the benefit of experienced race coaches.