Pay to Play Yacht Racing Notched up a Gear

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Global Yacht Racing announces its new yacht - a 42 Sport designed by Stimson Yachts which will race with novices onboard amongst very competitive classes in a season of worldwide regatta and offshore racing.

In the last five years there has been an increase in companies offering yacht racing to amateurs and total sailing novices on a pay per berth basis. Global Yacht Racing has always aimed to provide something more to its customers than simply wallowing around in a sailing school boat at the back of the fleet. With this exciting new yacht the company aims to provide really competitive yacht racing to sailors of all abilities on a yacht set up and designed for racing.

In line with its ethos of opening up the world of yacht racing to everyone, Global Yacht Racing is now offering people the chance to compete amongst the top classes with a real focus on racing hard. The company has its eye on some good results this year and have put together a team of amateur sailors to race the yacht in a season of inshore and offshore racing. The Global Yacht Racing team were delighted with a fantastic 2nd in Class zero in their first race on board the 42 Sport -the RORC Morgan Cup Race.

Yacht race training is always included as part of the Global Yacht Racing package so that the crews really are primed for racing and involved, rather than being sailed around the race course on a cruising yacht.

The yacht is an exciting grand prix race yacht from Cowes based yacht designers Stimson Yachts which Global Yacht Racing are campaigning in a full season of inshore and offshore racing in 2008 and 2009. The 42 Sport has been designed with two goals in mind - to win races and offer excellent handling. This makes her the ideal yacht for Global Yacht Racing who provide opportunities for ordinary people to take part in exciting and challenging yacht races and regattas all over the world. The 42 Sport offers a fantastic balance between the exhilaration of a great ride and the handling and stability demanded of a successful training/charter yacht. Global Yacht Racing's novice crew should have the time of their life and are hoping for a good result in the JP Morgan Round the Island Race, the yacht's first regatta of the season.

The Yacht will compete in the following events in 2008 and 2009.

JP Morgan Round the Island Race
Skandia Cowes Week
Cork Week
Rolex Middle Sea Race
ARC
Antigua Week
BVI regatta
Heineken Regatta

Company bios - info for editors.

Global Yacht Racing:
Global Yacht Racing offers individuals and teams of mixed ability the opportunity to become part of an outstanding yacht racing crew in premier races and regattas around the world. High profile races include: The Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, The Rolex Fastnet Race, the Round Britain and Ireland race, Skandia Cowes Week Regatta, Cork Week Regatta and The Rolex Middle Sea Race.

Each team is led, trained and motivated through Global Yacht Racing's highly qualified skippers and crew to the highest possible success onboard top quality performance yachts chosen to suit each race or regatta.

http://www.GlobalYachtRacing.com

Stimson Yacht Design:
Stimson Yacht Design offers a range of services both in-house and in conjunction with external specialists, who are brought together to form project-specific teams, depending on the requirements of the brief. These services include Naval Architecture, stability analysis, composite structural engineering, 3D computer modelling and Project management. Stimson Yacht Design draws on three decades of sailing and two decades of design experience, covering Grand Prix racing through to idyllic ocean cruising. This enables the company to offer a combination of scientific and practical knowledge to bring a balance to the conflicting need for both performance and seamanlike design attributes.

http://www.stimsonyachts.com

Global Yacht Training:
Global Yacht Training offers sailing and training in worldwide locations. RYA qualifications up to Yachtmaster level, sailing adventures and offshore trips. Learn to sail in Australia, UK and the Mediterranean. Global Yacht Training is a RYA recognised sea school that specialises in intensive yachtmaster courses designed to take you from beginner right up to Yachtmaster level.

http://www.GlobalYachtTraining.com

Caspian Services Inc:
Global Yacht Racing is delighted to welcome Caspian Services inc. as title sponsor for 2008 and 2009. Caspian Services inc will be supporting this yacht and team in all the events that it is entered for the coming seasons. CASPIAN SERVICES INC. (CSI) is focused exclusively on providing a set of services to the oil and gas industry in the Caspian Sea region, and in particular the Republic of Kazakhstan, through its subsidiary companies.

http://www.caspianservicesinc.com

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