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Special Events

From time to time, OD1 enters Tall Ships' or Small Ships' events organised by UK Sail Training (ASTO) or by Sail Training International.

This page details the price and booking arrangements for these events. Note that the booking arrangements are slightly different from those for standard weekend trips on OD1.

Falmouth - Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta - Aug/Sep 2014

2nd in Class!

OD1 was the smallest vessel in this fleet of around 50 Tall Ships - but this major tall ships' event, organised by Sail Training International, was an opportunity not to be missed!

And OD1 now has a shiny new cup in recognition of her place in class!

The crew joined OD1 in Falmouth on 30th August, where the fleet stayed until Sunday 31st August, when there was a grand parade of sail preceding the race itself. The race started at 1545 UTC on Sunday (or, in OD1's case, about 1615... following a minor blunder which left OD1 in a "hole in the wind"...), and she crossed the finish line off St. Catherine's Point at 0733 UTC on the Tuesday. She then stopped in Brighton and Dover on her way to the Thames and Greenwich.

Cowes Small Ships' Race

This event, organised each year by UK Sail Training, is held on the first Saturday of October, starting and finishing in Cowes.

The 2015 race is expected to be held on Saturday 3rd October. The three-day trip on OD1 will start and finish in Poole, sailing to Cowes on the Friday, and returning on the Sunday. Crew should join OD1 on the Thursday evening, and should be ready to leave Poole by late afternoon on the Sunday.

The prize-giving on the Saturday evening is usually followed by a party for the crews of the 30 or so vessls which compete in the race.

Start date
Start port
End date
End port
Delivery trips and Small Ships' Race
FRIDAY 2nd October.
Sun 4th Oct..

Discounts may be available for group bookings from members of University sailing clubs.

Provisional Booking

A provisional booking, by email to will reserve your place for 14 days. It will be confirmed on payment of a 25% deposit.

You should indicate in your provisional booking if you are a member of a University yacht or sailing club.


On receipt of your deposit, your booking will be confirmed by email. You are then liable for the balance of the fee, which is due three weeks before the start of the trip.

Note: all cheques - for both deposit and balance - should be made payable to "D.S.Bowers (O.D.1) "

Personal Information Forms

Personal information forms must be completed for each crew member, and emailed at least three weeks before the cruise to: . Blank forms can be downloaded in Word format.


Fees for bookings cancelled more than six weeks before the date of the cruise will be returned in full.

Fees for bookings cancelled less than six weeks and more than three weeks before the date of the cruise will be returned minus the deposit.


You will be responsible for the cost of transport to the start and finish ports for these events.

Poole railway station and bus station are both within walking distance of OD1's home berth.

For any additional questions about these events


or write to : OD1 Bookings, 88 Stamford Ave., Springfield, Milton Keynes, MK6 3LQ


Last updated 30th April 2015


Copyright 2006 M P Swain