Let me start by saying that Racing is not what we do.
Yacht Ibis is about giving you an unforgettable sailing adventure in the Caribbean. Period. But as part of that offering, we interact with some of the world’s premier regattas, in beautiful surroundings, with (fairly) predictable weather patterns, and sailing in areas that we know well and love.
Our boats are equipped to provide you with an unforgettable sailing experience. We don’t compromise on your comfort on board so that means we won’t be removing all of the interior fittings and emptying the water tanks to get us across the line first. We’re not chasing a podium place.
What we do offer is a boat that is competitive and fast, is being immaculately maintained, and which is skippered by people who love to get the best from their boats, and from you, our worthy crew!
During the run up to the regatta – we always have a preparatory week or so before the racing starts – you will get to have a go at every aspect of sailing the boat; in this way your skipper can allocate team positions for the racing that give us the best advantage. These positions may change from day to day during the racing so that each of you gets a chance to actively participate, but if you only want to sit on the rail that’s OK too!
So don’t worry if you’ve never raced before, and if you’ve raced a lot, please bring your skills! The important thing is that we start and finish with everything and everyone intact, and that we have the most fun possible while we’re doing it. And if that means lobbing water balloons at components then so be it!