Cross Channel Sailing Trip: Hamble - Cherbourg - Alderney - Solent

A 4-day bank holiday adventure, sailing from the Solent across the English Channel to Cherbourg and then back via Alderney in the Channel Islands.

Approximate Itinerary:
Friday evening - possible evening/night sail to Yarmouth
Saturday - cross the Channel to Cherbourg
Sunday - relaxed day with a sail to Alderney
Monday - cross the Channel back to the Solent
Tuesday - a Solent sail and return the boat

Exact timings will of course be dependent on tides and weather.

Price will be £200 each based on 6 people, plus a share of fuel, marinas and food costs, estimated at approx £50- £60 per person.  The cost is for 4 nights and 4 days on board.

Upfront and Open notes 
The ideal minimum experience requirement is Day Skipper, or Competent Crew with previous experience including helming please.

This event is dependent on the weather. By reserving a place you accept the Skipper's decision on exact itinerary and timings. Participants must accept that if the weather or sea state is deemed unsuitable by the skipper the trip may not go to Cherbourg or Alderney and there will be no refund in such an eventuality.

You must have a valid passport to take part in this event.

Accommodation on the yacht is shared cabins. You will need to bring a sleeping bag and, if you want one, a pillow.

The price of the sailing weekend is £200 for the yacht. Breakfasts, lunches, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on board will be provided and the cost of these will be payable at the end. The price excludes costs relating to yacht fuel, marinas, and on-board food and drink, which will all be payable in cash on the last day of the event. You will need to pay for your own evening meals and food and drinks ashore. 

This is a shared costs venture, so there is no commercial liability or public liability on the part of myself as Skipper or on the part of any crew member. 

By joining this trip you accept joint responsibility for the yacht, and you will need to supply a £300 damage deposit cheque. This works the same way as the deposit when hiring a car, as the cheque will not be cashed except in the unlikely event that we damage the yacht and the charter company requires some payment taken from the aggregate damage deposit. Should this occur you can choose to pay your share a different way, or your cheque will be cashed and you will be refunded for any difference between the £300 cheque amount and your share of the amount actually needed to cover the damage. Of course, the expectation is that all will be fine and your cheque will be returned to you uncashed at the end of the trip.