Weekend Mile Builder Sail to Poole/Weymouth

*** Update ***

Hi all looks like I've got the weekend wrong! It's not a bank holiday.

That will mean a shorter cruise to Poole or Weymouth, depending on conditions.

Good news is that the updated charter cost should be £155.

A coastal sail to sharpen up your nav skills and build up some miles.

For this weekend we're going to go on an extended cruise west down the coast towards Poole & Weymouth.

Who should attend?
Anyone is welcome to join even if you're new to sailing. There are a few spots saved for more experienced sailors.

The magical wrist pressure bands are what I've seen work best for those that get a little queezy.



- Meet at Waterloo 5.30pm Or Hamble Point Marina @ 7.30pm

- Sail to Yarmouth Friday evening so as to get a good starting point for Saturday


- Sail to Poole/Weymouth depending on conditions


- Return sail to Hamble. Target arrival is 4pm, ready for taxis at 5.30. This should get you back to London for around 7pm ish.

3Cab 8 Berth 37ft Sun Odyssey. .

Cost & payments

Total is £155 for the charter fees based on 6 + skipper.

Due immediately. Paid directly to the charter company. Call them on 023 8045 7110 and mention that it is Duncan's booking of Loxley B

Food, fuel, marina will come in at around £30/person.

The £12 deposit to RSVP is refundable when you've attended the event. You must pay the charter company within 3 days of RSVP'ing.

What to bring:
- Subject to weather full sailing gear (can be rented), at a minimum a wind/rainproof top and a some walking waterproofs.
- Cap, Sunglasses, Suncream.. 
- Trousers that aren't jeans, sports tracksuit bottoms or shorts are ideal 
- Soft bag, no hard cases

What will I need to do and where do I sleep?

You'll be expected to join in with all of the sailing, rope pulling, helming, navigating. If you don't know how, don't worry, just bring a positive attitude.

We'll be sleeping on board in shared cabins. There may be a mixed cabin depending on ratios of girls to guys so let me know if this is a problem and I'll be sure to put you with same gender..

Who's the skipper?

Duncan Malcolm: I've been sailing for around 14 years and have a Yachmaster Coastal (examined).

Small print - In plain english ! :-)

Small print to follow, annoying but I have to include it to make you aware of a few things before the trip. Usually I don't go into this much detail but I think it makes sense to be fully clear on everything.


It's my duty recommend that you take out insurance for personal injury and I recommend for cancellation encase you're unable to make it for reasons beyond your control.

I am not an expert on insurance and so cannot advise on which insurance that you should have for sailing trips but it is my understanding that most holiday insurance policies will cover sailing. Please research sailing insurance or sailing holiday insurance on Google.

As a note on the yacht's insurance, all yachts are insured by the charter company. Skipper takes responsibility for damage to the yacht with the exception of items dropped overboard (winch handles, bouys, radios etc), damage due to carelessness/inhibition (e.g. red wine on cushions) or damage due to not following the skippers instructions (e.g. Don't pull that rope, you pull it and something rips/breaks).


By coming on this trip you accept responsibility for your own actions and accept that sailing can be a dangerous sport which can lead to injuries including minor, major and occasionally death. You agree that you will not hold the skipper or a fellow crew member liable for any liability.

The skipper should be listened to at all times and you should follow their instructions. Finally this is a shared cost trip and there is no 3rd party organisation involved.

Last but not least, you should have fun!!