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    • 12m First 40.7
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GAP Year / Sabbatical Sailing

Sail Racing Academy offers tailor-made GAP year programs to meet all appetites and open to all irrespective of where they live. From 1 month to 1 year; cruising to racing; the UK, Med or Caribbean; we have it all. Our experienced skippers are happy to work alongside you to help you gain experience and qualifications. We aim to find the perfect balance between practical hands-on experience, theory and fun.

You will be an active part of our team. During regattas, when not sailing, there is always a fully packed schedule of social events. This is a great time to have fun, as well as getting to know other sailors and developing your network.

Between regattas, there is always plenty to do with maintenance, repairs and cleaning. It’s a good time to learn about the mechanics of sailing. But you will also be able to see and enjoy the beauty of each location where the yacht anchors.

27th-29th Dec 2023 Explore St Lucia
If you’ve just arrived in St Lucia here’s your opportunity to explore the island before we depart.

29th Dec 2023-15th Jan 2024 Explore the Grenadines
Join us as we explore the Grenadines, taking in Union Island and some incredible waterfalls. We’re currently monitoring Mustique for New Year’s Eve.

16th-22nd Jan 2024 Round Barbados Sailing Week
Spend sometime exploring Barbados and then join us for Round Barbados Sailing Week; the first race of the season and a great opportunity to network and get to grips with round-the-cans racing.

28th Jan-2nd Feb 2024 Grenada Sailing Week
Grenada Sailing Week is a smaller regatta but one of our most experienced skippers describes it as their favorite.

4th-10th Feb 2024 Island hop Grenada to Antigua
A hugely popular part of our Caribbean season and a great chance to relax and visit some of the islands only accessible by boat and often forgotten. A wealth of hidden treasures.

13th-23rd Feb 2024 Caribbean 600 RORC / Explore Antigua / Undertake RYA Qualifications
There is a huge variety of options to suit every taste and budget this week. Join us for the Caribbean 600 for 4-5 days of amazing offshore racing, explore the island of Antigua or attend our partner’s training sessions to secure RYA training. You won’t get bored during this week.

25th-27th Feb 2024 Sail Antigua to St Martin
An opportunity to practice the sailing skills you’ve developed so far and take on more responsibility whilst our professional skipper acts as a safety net in case you require some additional support.

6th-15th Mar 2024 Cruise St Martin / St Barth
Ok, that’s far too much excitement, now is the perfect time to relax a little. This is a good week to explore St Martin, cruise around the island and recuperate in preparation for the next few regattas.

24th Mar-31st Mar 2024 St Thomas International Regatta & BVI Spring Regatta
Back-to-back events that consistently deliver excellent racing set over the backdrop of the US and the British Virgin Islands.

8th-15th Apr 2024 Explore the BVI's
Hike, swim, practice your sailing skills and explore. Anchor in a different bay every day, snorkel and perfect your culinary skills.

11th-20th Apr 2024 Les Voiles De St Barth
Our last regatta of the year.

22nd-24th Apr 2024 Back to Antigua
Hop on board for a trip back to Antigua for an easy connection home or join us for the transatlantic race.

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  • Crew positionRacing crew

  • Availability 27 Dec 2023 until 24 Apr 2024

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardPaid by crew

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelFirst 40.7

  • Length12 metres

  • Berth10

  • Sailing from Saint Lucia , Anywhere on route

  • Sailing to Antigua / Barbuda , Anywhere on route

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionMCA Coded Racer cruiser that has been properly maintained and upgraded. She is one of the last First 40.7's to be made and is in excellent condition. Equipped for Symmetric, Asymmetric and Code Zero Spinnakers, she is versatile enough to comfortably handle a huge range of conditions.

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  • Age41

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    ISAF Offshore Safety
    RYA Dinghy Instructor
    STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
    ENG1 cert.

  • Sea Miles 2,500 - 10,000

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Great Experience!


Great Experience, great guys!

18th Sep 2020

Sailed with them across the Atlantic in 2019.


The boat was well taken care of, had enough safety gear. Neil -the skipper- was awesome, I learned a lot. Recommended.

2nd Jun 2020

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