Cross Channel Trip Over NYE

Hello, I'm organising a cross Channel trip over New Year’s Eve (28th Dec – 1st Jan), so if you’re interested in coming along, please let me know! I’m looking for 6 people to join me on the boat. I need one Yachtmaster Offshore on the boat to be able to take the boat over to France (for insurance purposes).

BOAT
Elizabeth Star (Bavaria 38ft) has 3 double cabins and a saloon. It is fully equipped with a colour chart plotter with AIS on the helm, and GPS.
Berthed in Gosport Marina, pontoon C, opposite the barge. Ask for an entry fob at the marina office (this will also give you access to the showers/bathrooms).

PLAN
Friday
19:30 – meet on the boat; drop off the bags and briefly familiarise ourselves with the boat
20:30 – dinner at the local pub (Castle Tavern)
Saturday
Sailing to Cherbourg (early morning start)
Sunday
Sailing to St Peter Port in Guernsey (timing tbc, dependant on the tide/weather)
Monday
Sailing back to Cherbourg (timing tbc, dependant on the tide/weather)
Tuesday
Sailing back to Portsmouth (early morning start again, to make it back to Portsmouth in time for NYE celebrations)
Wednesday
We have the boat until 4pm on Wednesday, so can do some sailing in the Solent, or if people are tired, can just go home in the morning

TRAVEL
By Train
Portsmouth Harbour is the nearest train station. South West trains operate a service from London Waterloo; the fast trains (1hr 40mins) run every 30mins and cost about £33 for a return. A ferry service from Portsmouth Harbour to Gosport operates every 15mins and costs £2.90 for a return (hold onto the ticket, as you will need it for the return journey).
Gosport Marina is a 5min walk from the Gosport Ferry Terminal.
By Road
Postcode for Satnav – PO12 1AH
There is parking in Gosport Marina; one free parking space is provided by the charter company, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Discounted parking is provided for additional cars, and there is also free parking nearby.

COST
The cost for the boat is £110. Additional costs tbc (food, fuel, mooring), but should be around £60-70.
Please get in touch if you’re interested in coming or if you have any questions; my email address is [email protected] and mobile 07738954058.