I have had the Fastnet Race on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. what's the best way to go about finding a space on a boat? Pay £4k to a sailing school? I don't really know any other way, have no friends with boats.

I have day skipper, several weeks chartering in the med etc. No yacht racing experience but plenty of dinghy campaigns when I was younger. Any suggestions gratefully received. I want to do it but would be much rather part of a team than a paying customer.