Sydney Harbour Racing (for Groups)

From AUD $145.00
  • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Rose Bay, NSW

Jump on board with your team or a group of friends and race in a REAL yacht race on Sydney Harbour!


HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS


  • Sail in a real yacht race on Sydney Harbour either on a Tuesday evening (4.30 pm to 7.30pm) or Wednesday afternoon (1pm to 4pm)
  • A great way to enjoy Sydney Harbour in a different way!
  • Basic sailing instruction before (and during) the race
  • Recommended for groups of up to 12 pax (a second boat can be arranged on request)
  • Price includes Tamburlaine Organic Wines, beer, soft drinks and your choice of antipasto platter, sandwich platter or selection of pies, quiches and sausage rolls

You and up to eleven of your colleagues or friends will be the crew for the race assisted by a skipper and one other crew. 


The skipper is a Royal Yachting Association Sailing Instructor and will give a safety briefing and basic sailing lesson shortly after boarding.  During this time the team will learn some basic sailing theory.

Once the basics have been covered we'll allocate sailing positions to everyone in the group.  There are a variety of different positions available ranging from the more physical to the less physical and we will ensure everyone is suited to the requirements of the role.  

Note: no previous sailing experience is required, the crew on board will be there to give step by step instructions on each manoeuvre.

Once positions are allocated there'll be a short practical session to get everyone familiar with the requirements of their role before the race start.

Once the gun goes and the race has started, you'll be pulling ropes and getting the boat moving as fast as possible in the attempt to win the race.  There can be up to 20 other yachts racing against us so it gets pretty exciting at times!  The course length and duration will all depend on the wind conditions on the day and will cover a large part of the harbour from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the heads.

After the race, you'll have the opportunity to relax on board for a beer or a glass of wine and enjoy the views of Sydney Harbour.


LARGER GROUPS

Pilgrim will take up to 12 guests for racing, if you are looking for a larger group of up to 24 guests, please contact us directly and we can arrange a second boat for you.


There are two different racing options:


1.  Tuesday Twilight Race hosted by Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Kirribilli

Schedule of events:

  • 4.30 pm: Jump on board Pilgrim at Rose Bay Public Wharf
  • Pre-race briefing and basic sailing instruction
  • 6pm:  Start of the race near Kirribilli
  • Race one lap of the harbour (course may vary depending on the wind)
  • Enjoy a post race drinks and snacks on board (choice of antipasto or selection of pies and quiches)
  • 7.30 pm: Return to Rose Bay Public Wharf


2.  Wednesday Afternoon Race hosted by Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club, Point Piper

Schedule of events:

  • 1.00 pm: Jump on board Pilgrim at Rose Bay Public Wharf
  • Pre-race briefing and basic sailing instruction with sandwich lunch
  • 2.00 pm:  Start of the race near Point Piper
  • Race one lap of the harbour (course may vary depending on the wind)
  • Enjoy a post race drink on board
  • 4.00 pm: Return to Rose Bay Public Wharf


See calendar for available dates.


INCLUSIONS

  • Basic sailing instruction
  • Entry fee into Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Twilight Race or Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club
  • Up to 12 guests on board (a second boat can be arranged on request)
  • Price includes Tamburlaine Organic Wines, beer, soft drinks and sandwich platter (afternoon races) or your choice of antipasto Platter or selection of pies, quiches and sausage rolls (twilight races)


RECOMMENDED FOR


  • Team events
  • Groups of friends for a special occasion or for something different to do



WHAT TO BRING


  • Flat white soled shoes
  • Spray jacket
  • Something warm (just in case)
  • Comfortable clothes
If you are wearing unsuitable shoes you will be asked to remove them