Preparation is the key to success in offshore racing

Kick start your team's preparation with this class

Share the knowledge - invite your team - the more the afterguard, speed team and crew are involved - the better. In this class you will learn about:

  • sail selection and preparation
  • pre-race weather study
  • in-race optimal routing and tactics,
  • satellite data techniques,
  • staying safe offshore
  • and much more

Includes a presentation by veteran meteorologist Chris Bedford on A2N climatology

Don't forget the navigator: Much of the class will feature Expedition Navigation & Racing software and Peter will share his knowledge of this powerful tool. Advanced techniques will be covered including:

  • ensemble routing (crucial for pre-race prep)
  • historical weather routing (includes a 10 year historical GRIB file for doing your own weather study)


Not doing the race but interested in offshore sailing? Welcome aboard! The overall class contents will be invaluable for anyone racing offshore on the east coast and beyond.

Note: this class was first presented for the 2021 Race but its information is still as valuable today - and we've lowered the tuition to make it more accessible.

Spread the Knowledge!

invite the afterguard and speed team!