Race Strategy Challenge

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It??s a game of two halves!

Ideal for groups who want to hone their racing skills and add a real competitive edge to their sailing event. It??s an action packed day designed to exercise the mind as well as the body!

The first challenge is a straight race around the cans in our matched Swan 55s; the first boat to cross the line takes the honours. Following some boat familiarisation, your skipper will give you the brief, help you organise your racing team and set up a race course for you. You have to add muscle, motivation and team tactics to ensure that you out maneuver your opposition to take pole position and retain an advantage to the finish. You??ll learn how to trim the sails, steer the yacht, and some basic tide and navigation skills too.

Well stop for a picnic style lunch in a sheltered anchorage; we often use Osborne Bay off the Isle of Wight, which is where Queen Victoria used to summer. Well spoil you with our delicious fayre and ensure you are well fuelled for the afternoon??s activities.

During lunch we introduce the second challenge which is a race with a difference. We call it our Race Strategy Challenge where we put each team fully in charge of their own destiny! The objective of the Challenge is to collect maximum points by rounding scored bouys! Based on your newly acquired knowledge you decide the course youre going to sail taking into consideration the effects of the wind and tide. Its a game of strategy as well as skill. Youll need to really pull together as a team and allocate your best resources to the jobs in hand. Youll have time to plan your route and allocate roles to each of the team members. There are further opportunities to score bonus points during the Challenge, but beware we also apply penalty points for misdemeanors! The yacht with the highest score wins the Challenge.

The deciding factor ? the Valhalla Yachting Nautical Quiz.
Following an exhilarating and competitive day on the water you can test your local and nautical knowledge with our fun quiz, on the return trip home. A chance to score some extra points which could make all the difference to your final total and your position on the podium! We serve a welcome afternoon tea with homemade scones and cakes on our return journey along the picturesque River Hamble.

We can accommodate up to 24 persons on board for the Race Strategy Challenge and the fully inclusive price is £4950 + VAT.