Yacht Racing for individuals

At Global Yacht Racing we believe that yacht racing is for everyone, not just the super rich! We enter our yachts into well established race events and regattas around the world, in the UK, Med, Caribbean and Australia. We take individuals and groups of like minded people, people like you and we forge a winning team through professional race training. Then we go out, race hard and more often than not get on the podium!

EH01 C600 2020

Race Yacht Charter

Additionally we offer professionally maintained race winning performance yachts for established teams to charter around the world. We look after the logistics for you ensuring when you rock up you can race.

Yachtmaster Training

Our Traineeship programmes are unique Yacht Skipper Training courses. Designed to offer great sail training, race training, race management skills, hands on yacht maintenance skills and marine industry work experience all in one great package. Choose from our UK-based Fasttrack Summer programme, our 6 month Caribbean-based course or our 10 month programme that also includes a transatlantic crossing. Alternatively, we can tailor a training programme to suit your requirements based upon existing experience and qualifications.

Our History

Global Yacht Racing Ltd has been offering sailing and racing on great yachts around the world since 2004. Andy Middleton (Founder of of Global Yacht Racing and Director at Performance yacht racing is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Trainer and Ocean Examiner who has a passion for racing and training. He set up UK based business Global Yacht Racing in 2004 with partner Claire Kennard. He is exceptionally good at training individuals to race together and creates effective teams from crew who may never have raced before. He believes that yacht racing should be safe, fun and non elitist and Global Yacht Racing was set up to offer worldwide yacht racing to all. Since 2004 Global Yacht Racing became the leading provider of race events for individuals around the world and has entered teams in the Rolex Sydney Hobart since 2004 as well as the Rolex Middle Sea Race, Rolex Fastnet race, ARC Transatlantic and all major Caribbean Regattas with numerous podium results.


RORC Caribbean 600

It was a great adventure and experience. Feedback is nothing but great. Andy, Paul, Neil, and Jenn are class acts. Boat in great shape, clean, and competitive. Great experience on and off the boat. Thanks for everything. I would definitely sail with GYR again.

Vlad Mironenko RORC Caribbean 600 Race Crew 2023

YM Ocean Passage: Gibraltar to Canary Islands

I had an amazing time! Over 700nm covered and lots of sextant sights taken. Neil, our skipper, was outstanding. I would highly recommend Global Yacht Training.

Peter Hill YM Ocean Candidate November 2022

BVI 2022 - Hilary C

We had an amazing time! Neil and Katy, along with your Trainee, Adam were absolute pros both on and off the water. We felt very lucky to be in their charge. A great result, challenging chilled but competitive week - the 1st in Class was a bonus!

Hilary C


Race the World


Race-ready Yachts


Sailing trips and milebuilders


World Class Yacht Training

We love what we do. Why not get in touch and lets discuss you next adventure


Andy Middleton

Andy Middleton


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