Offshore Week 2018 early morning Start


What is Offshore Week?

The Offshore Week is a flotilla style race week combining racing, cruising and social activities. The itinerary takes into account yachts and sailors of wide ranging ages and abilities. It has grown over 25 years to become a highly successful, enjoyable and well supported event. Typically attracting over 20 Yachts (now limited to 25 Yachts) with combined crew over a hundred. The event attracts yachts from Plymouth, Salcombe, Dartmouth, the Exe Estuary, Teignmouth and Torbay. Racing competitively in offshore mode, fully equipped and all living aboard and experiencing some of the wildly differing tidal and coastal regimes of the Channel Islands, North Brittany and Normandy.

Although the majority take the racing very seriously (what sailor doesn’t?), it’s not all about racing, many family crewed boats attend for whom the cruising destinations are the draw. Social activities take place most evenings and often include, elaborate fancy dress nights, karaoke, quizzes, treasure hunts, sports and not least of all the opportunity to discuss the days sailing over a beer with friends new and old.

The region sailed is challenging. The value of sailing as a fleet provides some reassurance especially to those who have not crossed the Channel before and are able to benefit from the company and guidance of veterans.

Yachts can be IRC or Non IRC rated. From 25 to 45 feet, maximum draft 2.5m the racing requires all yachts to be equipped and qualify for ISAF Special Regulation Category 3 with life raft. Click on the link below to see the details. However this is all about safety and we should all be sailing to this safety level whenever we cross the Channel.


Channel race Friday 6th July returning Saturday 14th July.

Race Documents

  • Notice of Race – Channel Race – click here
  • Notice of Race – Off Shore Series – click here
  • Sailing Instructions – Channel Race
  • Sailing Instructions – Off Shore Week – click here
  • Crew Declaration Form – click here

Social/Fancy Dress theme

Childrens TV from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s

For example:-


RaceBoat NameSkipper
Channel RaceRascalSam Bainbridge
Channel RaceSnowstormChris Clarance
Channel RaceStarsongMark Smith
Offshore WeekEllie TooRoy Beswick
Offshore WeekMr Neil Anthony CashMr Neil Anthony Cash Cash
Offshore WeekI Say , Ding Dong!Robert Fletcher
Offshore WeekPapillon IILyn McGarey
Offshore WeekHopePhilip Meek
Offshore WeekJUNOGeorge Rock-Evans
Offshore WeekJu KyuPeter Rowe
Offshore WeekSeaborneJonathan Unsworth-White
Offshore WeekNew Moon 2Tim Whitehead
Offshore WeekVETOJohn Whitehead
Offshore WeekBrainwavePeter Whitfield


IRC Channel 

SWYTC Channel

IRC Offshore

SWYTC Offshore

Entry Forms

Entry is via online entry only. (If you have any issue with completing the entry form using a tablet / smart phone please try a laptop or desktop browser before contacting for support)
  • If you are entering the Channel Race ONLY please use this form – Enter Here
  • For combined Channel Race & Offshore week please use this form – Enter Here