Sailing in the Solent - September 2009

Hi All,

We are running another Sailing in the Solent weekend in September. For those who have never sailed before this is a great opportunity to get out on a boat and learn about everything. The skipper will be able to walk you through all the different aspects of the boat. Including navigation, helming, sails, triming...

For those who have been before you know the format, we'll hopefully be doing some more adventurous weekends in places like Scotland and further afield in the not too distant future.

Just to fill in any of the uninitiated, typically yachts are considered to have 4 rooms, three of these rooms are actual rooms and the fourth is the main cabin where the table usually lowers and turns into a bed.

Skippers
Dave F & Duncan M

Itinerary
- *Weather dependant
Friday
5.30pm - Meet at the bar on the terrace in Waterloo (Used to be Reef bar) Or in Southampton anytime after 7pm
7pm - Drop bags on boat
9pm - Dinner & drinks

Saturday
8.30am - Meet at boats for morning briefing
10am - Set sail around the Solent
4pm - Dock at Cowes
7pm - Dinner

Sunday
10am - Set sail around local area
4pm - Return to Southampton
5/6pm - Train to London

Meeting Places
Friday 5.30pm @ Bar on balcony in Waterloo station (used to be Reef bar)
Friday 7pm - At boat or restaurant - Exact details tbc

Costs
Deposit: £50 + £2 paypal fee, refundable up to 14 days before trip
Yacht Charter inc all berthing fees & fuel: ~£140 + £5 paypal fee/prsn - Due via Paypal: 31st Aug

Total: £197/prsn
* We are looking at getting a club bank account to get rid of the paypal fees and make everything easier.


Travel
Train to Southampton from Waterloo on Friday, those running late can take later trains.

Food
Friday: Dinner on Friday night at a restaurant near the boat
Saturday: Continental breakfast, first day lunch in a pub, dinner in Cowes
Sunday: Continental breakfast, lunch onboard.

Breakfast food onboard: Variety pack cereals, Milk, Cold Meets & Bread
Alcohol: 1 bottle of Havana Rum & Cola.
*In a change to normal to make our lives easier, please bring any additional food, snacks, alcohol (Recomended a bottle of wine or 6 pack of beer each) as last time we had to take a half day off work just to fill up a 4x4 with Tescos food :)

Experience required
None

See you soon, Thanks, Duncan