Sailing Weekend Southampton to Poole and Back

Friday 14/08:
We meet at the boat at ca 19:00. After a safety briefing will settle down for dinner on the boat so that the crew can get to know each other and discuss the plan for the next two days, then sleep on the boat.

Saturday 15/08:
Depending on weather, wind and crew we aim to sail to Poole, via the Needles. If we arrive early enough we will go for a swim and then go ashore for a stroll or dinner. If the weather it not in our favour the back-up plan is to have a leisurely sail around the Solent, visit Beaulieu or Cowes etc. and stay overnight in one of the marinas.

Sunday 16/08:
We will rise early in Poole to return to our marina in the Southampton enjoying the views and passing the Needles again on our return. Once arrived we will tidy the boat and return to London.

Our Boat:
The yacht is a 37 foot Bavaria with MCA safety coding for 8 people. We will be up to 8 people on board and everyone will get involved in every part of sailing. Please note the trip to Poole will take several hours and is not suited for first timers, as if you do not enjoy sailing you are stuck with us on the boat for quite some time.

What’s included?
The cost of £175/person includes the charter, insurance, all food and drink aboard the yacht, if we are less than 8 people on board there may be a small charge for diesel and mooring. What is not included?
Transport from and to the yacht and a security deposit of £125 per person, which will be returned if there is no damage to the yacht – (see below). Personal insurance is recommended but not included.

Terms and conditions:
Please read carefully. By joining this trip you accept that the Skipper has the final decision on activities and the itinerary, with safety of crew and the yacht in mind. This means that depending on wind and weather the trip may have to be changed or cancelled. If the trip is cancelled you will receive a refund, if the trip is changed you will not. This is a shared costs venture, so there is no commercial liability or public liability on the part of the Skipper or on the part of any crew member. You take part at your own risk and if you wish to have insurance cover it is your own responsibility to arrange it. By joining this trip you accept shared responsibility for the yacht, and you will need to provide a damage deposit of £125 in cash or cheque on the day. Please don't let this put you off, as the damage deposit will not be touched except in the unlikely event that we damage the yacht or its fittings. Any damage cost charged will be equally shared amongst the trip attendees regardless of the cause.

The Meetup ® event host is an occasional event-host and not a professional organiser (as such term is defined under The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992); accordingly this event shall not be construed as a “package tour” or "package holiday".

The weekend will go ahead provided that we have a minimum of 6 paid up crew. If it has to be cancelled due to insufficient people or cancellation by the charter company you will be refunded in full for all monies paid. This trip is also advertised on other sailing meetup groups, so some crew members may be from those.