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Great British Sailing Challenge

About the event

The Great British Sailing Tour is a full circumnavigation of Britain under sail. With the route broken down into 7 legs, you can choose your bit of the coast and join for two weeks (or more) of great fun. Each day is a wonderful mix of sailing, training and exploring ashore. You could choose to sail the wild islands of Scotland’s western coast, navigate down the Thames to the heart of London, take part in the Round the Island Race, explore Dartmouth and the Scillies or sail into the great cities of the west coast such as Bristol, Liverpool and Belfast.

3 identical yachts and 3 crews – it’s extra fun!

With three identical yachts and crews, we’ll have some fantastic (& none too serious) competitions along the way, likely including which crew can make the most innovative new cocktail (judged by a leading sommelier), lasso champion of the high seas and fun photo competitions to boot. There’ll be medals and pennants to be won on each leg and a large gold cup as the ultimate prize.

Raising money for an incredible cause

While we have the fun, central to everything is that we’ll also be raising money for the Michaela School Sailing Project, which is helping inner city children from some of the most deprived areas get out on the water and experience the joys and benefits of sailing. Rubicon 3 is donating £50 of every place sold to the Project, and we’re also a running a unique auction. From bakers to cheese makers to boutique B&Bs, Britain’s wonderful coast is world famous for what’s on offer.  The Great British Sailing Tour gives you the chance to bid for the best of it, with all the proceeds going to raise money for the Michaela School Sailing Project.

Join the most fun sailing holiday in 2021

So pick a leg or two of the tour, join us in this celebration of everything Britain’s coast has to offer and at the same time let’s raise a whole lot of money for an incredible cause.

The Great British Sailing Tour