Regattas & Ocean Races

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Welcome to the crew!

Eve, our seasoned vessel, has been conquering the world's racing circuits since 2017. Our track record boasts successful campaigns, including the prestigious Sydney to Hobart races in 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2021, as well as the Sydney to Noumea in 2018 and the challenging Fastnet race in 2022.

We don't merely participate in races and welcome passengers for the ride — though we can certainly accommodate such requests. Our approach involves selecting significant races as objectives and conducting comprehensive three-week training sessions. These sessions cover a spectrum of activities, from safety drills and day training to personalized coaching, debriefing sessions, offshore passages, and short offshore races. The focus is on gradually increasing the complexity of maneuvers, starting with the basics and culminating in the ability to safely handle and drop large sails in strong winds.

Eve, being an old-school boat, features 16 winches spread across the deck, making every race a true team effort. The loads are substantial, requiring impeccable synchronization among the crew. Each member has a designated position, evolving into a crucial link in a well-established chain of command.

During training, we'll arrange a crew house for a more immersive experience, with hot bunking becoming the norm during the races. Our crew includes seasoned professionals, featuring individuals with extensive round-the-world sailing experience, Volvo Ocean Race veterans, and winners of international races. Their passion is contagious, and they're eager to share their trade secrets and tips with fellow crew members.

Join us on Eve for an unforgettable journey, where camaraderie, skill-building, and a shared love for sailing converge to create an unparalleled racing experience.

More about the yacht

The regattas: When racing meets the fun


Eve will be participating in a variety of competitive sailing race 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.

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 races
  • 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
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