Halloween Sailing in the Solent & Fun Race

STOP PRESS: This trip is looking really popular (full in under 6 hours), if you add yourself to the waiting list and there are enough people we'll get a second boat set-up.


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 will rendez-vous with a boat from Adventure Sailing and do some racing around the Solent before dropping into the Folly Inn in the evening for some Halloween fun.

Where do we sleep?
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.

Experience required: None

Skipper
Nick Ager - His blog from recent adventures

First Mate
TBC

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
Cost: £150/prsn - You will be contacted for payment please be quick to secure your place.
Includes - Boat, on-boat accommodation, breakfast & snacks..

* To avoid confusion, his is not with Commodore
* We are not running a kitty this time so dinner on Sat & Lunch on Sun are not included..
* We are looking at getting a club bank account to get rid of the paypal fees and make everything easier, just working on articles of association..


Travel
Train to Southampton from Waterloo on Friday, those running late can take later trains. Make sure to get the discounted 4 for 2 train tickets.

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.
*Please bring any additional food, snacks, alcohol (Recomended a bottle of wine/rum/gin or 6 pack of beer each)

Treat
At Nicks suggestion (which I think is great) please bring along a treat, this could be your favourite cake or even some home cooking!

What to bring
Gloves, Hat
Windproof jacket
Jumper/Hoodie
Sleeping bag
Halloween costume for the evening
A soft bag, No suitcases (nowhere to put them..)
No JEANs (they stick to you when wet and are v. uncomfotable)
*If it turns out to be wet weather you'll be able to rent ollies from the charter company


See you soon, Thanks, Duncan