Active Sailing Weekend RTI

Suitable as a (80+) mile builder, for sailors with competent crew or a dinghy background or as a general refresher weekend. Saturday we'll round the Isle of Wight in anti-clockwise direction with favorable tides and stay in Cowes. Sunday open to suggestions. The Friday will be optional depending on crew availability.

For those wanting to progress towards their Yachtmaster, there will be a possibility to skipper on the Sunday. The yacht is a fully equipped, safety coded and heated(!) Beneteau Oceanis 37 with asymmetric spinnaker (


(Thursday: Optional evening meetup if some people want to go on Friday during the day)

Friday: (Optional: sailing during the day for those who can get the time off.) We'll meet up in the evening for a group meal before we settle into our heated yachts for a crew and safety briefing.

Saturday: Early start because, due to tides, we need to slip lines before 6am for a counter-clockwise sail around the Isle of Wight. We aim to get back into Cowes around 4pm for hot showers, food and drinks.

Sunday: More time on the water until the mid-afternoon, before returning the boats to Port Hamble Marina, followed by a farewell drink in the nearby bar before heading home.


The event is organized on fair, non-profit, shared cost and shared liability terms by the Event Host. The cost of this weekend is £140 per person (slightly more for the 3 day weekend). The event will go ahead provided that we have 6 participants (incl. Skipper). If this event appears to be full, please register on the waiting list as we often have drop-outs.

Payment schedule: £40 with your RSVP and £100 before 15/03/2015. This price includes on-board accommodation in shared double cabins, all costs relating to the yacht and marinas, together with breakfasts, lunches, snacks and some drinks on board. You will need to pay for your own evening meals and drinks and supply a £250 Damage Deposit Cheque prior to departure.

Please see the following link for important information about risks, safety, insurance and cancellation policies: 

Terms & Conditions:


As we'll be sailing in most weather conditions, you will need several layers of warm clothes (e.g. woolly underwear, 1-2 mid-layers of fleece or similar non-cotton materials and a good waterproof outer layer), head wear, gloves, thick socks and rubber boots. Waterproofs and rubber boots hire can be arranged in advance from the Charter Company for an additional fee. Safety vest, harness and tether will be supplied. You will also need to bring a towel, warm sleeping bag and, if you want one, a pillow. 

We will leave the relatively sheltered waters of the Western Solent for most of the Saturday. If you know you may be affected by the rougher conditions you should take appropriate seasickness medication (Stugeron, Kwells, etc) and inform your Skipper that you may be susceptible.

This event is also advertised on other Meetup groups which will be reflected by the number of guests of the Event Host.