Start Yacht Racing

It might sound scary and glamorous, but actually there’s lots of roles for newcomers to play onboard a yacht or keelboat. We look at how to get started big boat racing

1 How is this different?

One of the biggest differences is the considerably greater loads on a big yacht

2 Training options

Those wanting to learn to race big boats need to be a little more resourceful in planning their training

3 Finding a crewing position

One tactic is to hitch a lift by ‘dockwalking’ around marinas before the start of racing

4 Getting started

Here’s a suggestion for total novices wanting to get started in big boat racing from scratch