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THE HARDEST PART OF RACING IS GETTING TO THE START LINE

 

START WITH A WELL PREPARED YACHT,

GUN CREW AND WINNING CONFIDENCE

CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT

IN OCEAN RACING, YOU HAVE TO BE AMAZING JUST TO BE AVERAGE


The Sydney to Hobart is an ocean yacht race that needs no introduction, but for all its glamour and prestige, there’s not a huge amount known about its inner workings and what it takes to finish, let alone do well. There is a big gap between doing well and podiums.


The stuff most people see is just the veneer. 


To attract and retain talented exceptional sailors as well as securing sponsorship, high levels of readiness and organization are expected. When you spend many tens of thousands on a major ocean race, you expect things to go smoothly and to have a winning strategy.


There is a massive amount of intricate planning and team organization that goes on. Most entrants push the envelope on training, team selection and their preparation. Each year racing gets faster, harder and more expensive.


For the newest owner/racer this is just unfair competition. 
You can spend years learning how to campaign and not have much to show for the all the effort and money invested.


Sailor.com.au talent ensures you are fully prepared for an event with all the details addressed professionally, efficiently and accurately.

Skip the pain and learning.

WE ARE HERE TO ACCELERATE THE PROCESS AND IMPROVE PODIUM VMG.

For all prestigious blue water yacht races the hardest part of racing is getting to the start line with a well prepared yacht, gun crew and a quiet confidence that you have a good chance.


The administration, logistics, crew management, compliance and amount of paperwork can be confusing, daunting and a distraction to the real game – racing, enjoying the moment and tasting success.


Managing a yacht racing program calls for the same skills needed to run a technical medium sized business. 

DRAW ON A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE GLEANED OVER DECADES CAMPAIGNING

Our campaign team draw on a wealth of experience gleaned over decades campaigning; they bring confidence with a relaxed enthusiasm based on understanding the racing process.

 

They understand the process and capabilities required. Time spent racing in local, national and international events gives our bench  the experience to be able to be part of most projects.


This service is very flexible and can be tailored to the individual requirements of owners, we can:

  • PREPARE CAMPAIGN PLANS, BUDGETS AND CONTROL SPEND

  • ORGANISE ALL THINGS REGARDING THE ADMINISTRATION SIDE OF A RACE ENTRY

  • ENSURE YACHT AND CREW COMPLIANCE TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

  • ATTEND INSPECTIONS, AUDITS AND ATTEND TO REPAIRS, AND LIAISON WITH RACE MANAGEMENT, CREW AND OTHER PARTIES

  • TRAINING

  • LOOK AFTER BRANDING AND SPONSORSHIP INCLUDING CLOTHING AND BRANDING

  • YACHT DELIVERY TO THE START PORT, OR FROM THE FINISH PORT INCLUDING CHANGE OVER FROM RACE CONFIGURATION TO DELIVERY CONFIGURATION

  • ORGANISATION AND LOGISTICS OF SAILS AND SPARES

  • COORDINATION OF REPAIRS

  • RACE PREPARATION, INCLUDING:-

    • PROVISIONING AND FUELLING

    • WEIGHT OPTIMISATION

    • RIG TUNING AND HULL SCRUBBING

    • ROSTER SETUP

    • CREW BRIEFINGS

    • SETUP OF YACHT READY TO RACE

WE BRING BUSINESS PROFESSIONALISM TO THE BUSINESS OF YACHT RACING.

Sailor.com.au also assists owners in creating realistic race campaign plans. Our extensive yachting industry experience and network are available to help teams achieve podium results. 
 

GET CAMPAIGNING WRONG, AND RACING BECOMES EXPENSIVE AND FRUSTRATING.


We bring a wealth of experience on campaigning a yacht that allows you to focus on the fun part,  being on the water racing going for that podium. 


As a new owner, our campaigning services will take the pressure off and accelerate your progress. 


PROGRESS AND PROFESSIONALISM ATTRACTS THE RIGHT KIND OF SAILOR


Which in turn delivers more success which attracts more great sailors. This virtuous cycle makes the whole experience much more enjoyable. 


We provide detail-oriented campaign management tailor-made for the unique needs of yacht racers in mind. Let us take care of the details so that your team is free to focus on getting the yacht to the front end of the fleet.


KICK START THAT VIRTUOUS WINNING CYCLE.

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