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!

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 Race Skipper Traineeship is a unique Yacht Skipper Training course designed to offer great sail training, race training and race management skills, hands on yacht maintenance skills and marine industry work experience all in one great package.

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.


The team's expectations have been met and exceeded - we'll all be on a high for days.........  It is great to sail with Andy, a great instructor who was always happy to help our learning by answering all our questions and share his experiences.  Most importantly, it is also brilliant to sail with a company who take the racing seriously (not just getting us round) and still have an enormous amount of fun and some serious belly laughs

Annie Sirut

I would recommend anyone that wants a life changing experience to try offshore yacht racing with Global Yacht Racing.  Be prepared for the unpleasant cold moments, but also to have your breath taken away with nature's brilliance which one would never see on land

Dawn Mottram

Andy's ability to provide expert tips and suggestions to enhance the sailing whilst keeping a great level of humour, fun and laughs made this trip fly past.  Being my first trip on a race yacht was a challenge which Andy helped everybody work through and changing headsails soon became a fast and fluid routine - after a few soakings! The most memorable part of this trip had to be surfing down waves at 10 knots in beautiful sunshine with the stereo blasting out Who Let The Dogs Out and having the very fun race skipper trainee Kate as a watch mate. Fantastic

Patrick Good

Heineken Regatta 2018


Race the World


Performance yacht charter


Sailing trips and milebuilders


World class Yacht Training

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


Global yacht racing Andy Middleton

Andy Middleton

Global Yacht Racing Gareth Glover

Gareth Glover

Global Yacht racing Alex Fisher

Alex Fisher


Susan Warren

Office Manager

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