Small Ships Races

A short but extremely popular event


Small Ships Races

We regularly participate in the annual ’round-the-cans’ Cowes Small Ships Races youth sailing event.  Run under the rules of the Tall Ships Races, this is a short but extremely popular race, held each year on the first weekend of October out of Cowes. The race suits smaller vessels, usually under 24 metres long with up to 16 trainees on board and is open to individuals aged between 12 and 25 years.

About every 2 years a longer ‘passage race’ is held with at least two host ports and a longer stretch of offshore racing. The next one could well be in 2018.

No previous experience is necessary. You will participate in every aspect of life on board, under the full instruction of our professional sailing staff, learning about navigation, helming, cooking, making sail and much more.

For more information on these fabulous races please contact usor for current availability see below.

Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel and Course
ASTO Small Ships Race, Torquay
16 – 21 April 2017
£500 per person 6 days
Mon 17 April Fleet arrive Torquay
Tues 18 April Round-the-Cans Race
Wed 19 April Fleet depart Torquay
Moosk, Pegasus, Tectona
DofE Gold Residential
Open to both Individuals and Groups

All voyages are operated by The Island Trust’s trading subsidiary Island (Cutter) Ltd.

Courtesy of UK Sail Training
Courtesy of UK Sail Training