Offshore sailing is ...

... a universal discipline including racing and cruising in waters ranging from inshore (but where shelter/rescue may not be available) to extended transoceanic races and passages undertaken without the expectation of outside assistance.

Doublehanded Offshore Racing is the fastest growing discipline in offshore sailing and is regarded by many as the fastest growing discipline in the entire sport of sailing.It is more broadly understood to be racing with two crew of any gender, on courses over 50 miles in length, either one-design or under any rating system.