Cross Channel - Hamble - Cherbourg

What's the Plan?

The plan is to go from Hamble to Cherbourg and back over the weekend (subject to weather etc at the time). They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb though, so traditionally the weather is often quite benign at this time of year. We've run this trip at the same time for the last two years and been able to cross the Channel both times.

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The boat we'll use is a fully MCA coded Beneteau Oceanis 37. It is a very recent boat in tip top condition, and unlike many other charter companies the one supplying our boat includes cleaning at the end, so instead of spending a couple of hours scrubbing it down you can just grab your gear and leave at the end of the trip. The boat also has full diesel central heating. Quality wet weather gear can be hired from the charter company for a reasonable fee too - let me know if you need it.

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Who should go?

All abilities are welcome and everyone will be able to take part in steering the boat, managing the sails, and doing a little basic navigation too if you wish. If you ever plan to take any advanced RYA exams then this trip will provide you with two of your five required qualifying passages too.

If you RSVP yes for this trip please contact me soon afterwards to let me have your payment and your contact details. 

Feel free to call me on 07711-528477 if you'd like to discuss anything (Steve)

How much does it cost?

The cost of this trip is just £135. The costs of marinas, food and fuel are split between everyone on board. It isn't possible to predict them exactly but they don't usually become prohibitive.

Important - Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are entitled to enter France, i.e. that you have a valid passport.