Regattas & Ocean Races

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Have you ever thought about participating in a sailing race? Embark on the ultimate adventure with the opportunity to experience the luxury and high performance of Nautor’s Swan yacht. The S&S Swan 65 is a timeless racing yacht with an impressive pedigree. A sister ship won the first Whitbread round the world race (now known as the Volvo Ocean Race) in the 1970s. The Swan 65 is still competitive with an IRC rating of 1.1. 

Unleash your competitive side and challenge yourself onboard an old school race yacht. If you’ve never experienced it you’d be amazed how exhilarating it can be to launch past the start line at 9 knots in “close combat” with a large fleet of sometimes even larger boats, some exciting mark rounding where the 300 m² of spinnaker have to come down the hatch in a minimal time and obviously, the joy of crossing the finish line.

She is equipped with a complete racing sail wardrobe with modern instrumentation, route planning systems and is certified for category 1 ocean races.

More about the yacht

The regattas: When racing meets the fun

Eve will be participating in a variety of competitive sailing formats, depending on where she is located. We plan on participating at some of the most prestigious regattas in the world on most continents . 

Your experience onboard Eve will start two days before the regatta to give the crew a chance to familiarise themselves with the boat and to settle into roles before the regatta.

Unlike the offshore racing, the day regatta involves a lot of manoeuvres which include quick tacks, jibes, hoyst, peels, drops etc. not familiar with all those procedures and terminology? No worries! We usually have onboard a minimum of 4 experienced sailors to provide you with some training, advice and assistance. 

Our captain Ben is a very competitive sailor, and will be providing you with pro tips on strategy and tactics during the detailed briefing and debriefing before and after each race. 

Those regattas are ideal for a beginner wanting to seriously get into sailing. Even if you only plan to cruise, racing is a great way to learn sail handling, trimming and all the manoeuvres that you’ll be doing on any types of sailing boat, the only difference is that not only you will learn the steps to a tack, but also how to do it very efficiently while losing minimum amount of speed.

The Ocean Races: An experience of a lifetime

An ocean race, on the other hand, is a completely different adventure where boats may not see land for days at a time. You will experience all sorts of extreme weather and sea conditions, where you will be challenged both physically and mentally.

These offshore races are aimed at sailors who already have sailing experience (minimum 500 nm). Plus, all crew must achieve a minimum amount of sail training onboard Eve, including at least one offshore overnight passage prior to starting the race. Depending on the Ocean Race, your captain will determine a specific training program that usually include:- 

  • Sail handling, yacht racing and safety procedures 
  • Passage making
  • Qualifying race  
  • Pre-race training

Eve will provide a minimum of 4 experienced professional sailors and will take up to 10 extra crew on the race, to a maximum crew of 14. Before booking, a longer telephone call or even a personal meeting with the potential sailors takes place. Here, it is to be determined whether the expectations of the potential fellow sailors coincide with the conditions to be expected. 

All crew that do not already hold a valid AYF or ISAF safety and sea survival certificate must also attend a mandatory 2 day course run by one of our sea safety training partners.

Racing package

Your racing package includes: 

  • Intensive training program
  • Experienced skipper and crew
  • Full provisions on board during passage and lunch/snack whilst training
  • Accommodation onboard during ocean race
  • Eve crew shirt
  • Race/regatta entry fees
  • Marina fees
  • Safety gear including PFD (personal flotation device) and PLB (personal locator beacon)
  • Bedding, pillow and towel 

Your racing package excludes: 

  • Accommodation onboard during regatta week
  • Food ashore
  • Flights and transport to and from departure and arrival ports
  • Alcohol
  • Toiletries
  • Clothing and wet weather gear - Contact us for preferential prices with our partner Zhik Australasia
Keen to do a Ocean Races & Regatta on Eve that isn't listed above?
Just contact us and we'll make a plan!