Different ways of getting on the water
These are some of the sailing experiences that we arrange throughout the year including regular book-a-berth mile building trips to give you the opportunity
to get out on the water at low cost in a great boat and meet new people. The itinerary suggestions are of course weather dependent and always at the Skipper’s discretion. Ultimately, your safety is our main concern. You can come with your partner, in a group or like most people just on your own (the skipper will look after you) and at the end of the trip your sure to have made some new friends.
A very special race, but more than just a race. To take part in the Fastnet means that you have completed one of life’s great challenges. It is also more than just the race as there is full campaign of training weekends, short courses and qualifying races to complete first. Our approach is that safety & comfort come first and we are therefore unlikely to win, but if you want to take part in a relaxed and well-equipped boat, we have the answer. Check our dedicated Fastnet page for more details.
Round the Island race weekend special
The Round the Island Race in June is always a rather special weekend for sailing and you can be there with our charter-a-berth option
– Firstly we spend a day out on the water, practicing spinnaker handling – hoists, gybes and drops
– Then on the Saturday, we are taking part in the famous Round the Island race itself along with some 1600 other boats
– Finally we have the Sunday to relax and enjoy the boat and our new found friends
Can you afford to miss all that?
Cross Channel Hop
A very popular weekend trip to Cherbourg. Arrive at the boat on Friday evening after work and have a meal ashore. After a briefing by the skipper on safety and watches, you will set sail for an overnight crossing taking turns to keep watch or sleep. Arrive in Cherbourg the following morning for a relaxing lunch, a chance for some shopping or visit the superb museum. After some French cuisine for dinner, you’ll retire for an early night and a dawn start on Sunday. A day crossing back to the Solent should see you arrive late afternoon.
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Channel Islands Adventure
This is a longer cruise, usually taking in a bank holiday. Crossing the Channel directly to the Channel Islands or with an overnight stop in Cherbourg. We would aim to visit Jersey or Guernsey and one of the smaller islands such as Sark. On the return we might stop in Alderney for a final meal before crossing back to the Solent via the Needles Channel.
South Coast Cruise
If you prefer to stay in sight of land and see the sights as we go, we can cruise along the British coast. To the West there is Poole or Weymouth and to the East there is Brighton or Eastbourne. Any of these destinations are a challenge for a weekend, with Weymouth being some 60 miles each way and you will come back feeling like you have had a very full weekend. Occasionally we run longer trips that can take up to a week and if you get a group of people together, you can go where you like and for as long or as short as you like.
Let’s not forget the Solent which is great if you want to stay local or if the weather deteriorates. It is no wonder that it is considered a yachtsman’s paradise as its sheltered waters enclose enough variety to keep you interested for years. Of course Cowes is the jewel in the crown and to moor up on one of the outer pontoons on a Saturday afternoon will then give you the opportunity to watch the hundreds of yachts arriving. To the East there’s Osbourne, Bembridge, Chichester, Langstone and Portsmouth. To the West, Newtown, Yarmouth, Lymington and Beaulieu. To the North, Southampton and Hamble. We have a list of the things you might encounter here. Can you identify them all?
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