Sailing in the Solent - May 7th Weekend 2010

We are running a Sailing in the Solent weekend sail in May! This should be a good weekend as it starts to warm up in May and the evenings are beginning to draw out.

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...

Who should come?
No experience required to come but if you are thinking about or planning to do any qualifications this is a good chance to make sure you've covered everything you need to.

- *Weather dependant
Friday 7th May
5.30pm - Meet by the ticket machines in front of WH Smiths
7.30pm - Drop bags on boat
9pm - Dinner & drinks

Saturday 8th May
8.30am - Morning briefing
Daytime - Sailing, dependant on crew and conditions, we'll try and do as many miles as reasonable, the tides are very much in our favour
7pm - Dinner

Sunday 9th May
Daytime - Sailing, probably to Yarmouth and then up Beaulieu River
4pm - Return to Hamble
~6pm - Train to London

Meeting Places
Friday 5.30pm @ Bar on balcony in Waterloo station (used to be Reef bar)
Friday 7pm - At Marina in Hamble (Hamble Point Marina, SO31 4JD) or restaurant in Hamble

All in, including all berthing fees & fuel, breakfast, lunch both days & dinner Saturday: £150
Payment confirms your place, please then fill out the booking details form by following the link below

We need some details
Please fill out our booking form to confirm your place and make sure that we have all the details we need in advance, this is needed to confirm your place.

Booking/Details form:

Train to Southampton from Waterloo on Friday, those running late can take later trains. To help organise 4 for 2 Groupsave tickets please put in your details here:

Please let us know of any dietary requirements on the booking form.
Breakfast food onboard: Variety pack cereals, Pain Chocolate, Milk..
Lunch food: Sausage rolls, ham, cheese, bread
Dinner: Tbd, Spaghetti au Salmon is a tasty option, some red/white wine..
*Please bring any additional food, snacks, alcohol eg. bottle of wine or 6 pack of beer.

Things to bring
-Gloves, Hat
-Windproof jacket
-Sleeping bag
-A soft bag, No suitcases (nowhere to put them..)
-Two layer sports trousers are quite good jeans tend to be bad if it's wet and can be v.uncomfotable
-Non-marking trainers &/Or sailing boots if you have them
*If it turns out to be wet weather you'll be able to rent waterproofs/oillies from the charter company

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 or two bunks on either side

It's worth noting that you might have to share with a guy/girl, if this is a problem please let us know in advance and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

See you soon, Thanks, Duncan