⛵ Spring Series: Round the Island

Mile building adventure with a classic sail around the Isle of Wight on the Saturday (the tides are perfect on this weekend!). Expect plenty of hands-on sailing and some of the famous Cowes nightlife. 

This event is part of a "Winter/Spring Series":

06-08/11 Winter Series: Channel Hopping (cancelled, gales)
19-21/02 Spring Series: South Coast Adventure
04-06/03 Spring Series: Round The Island

Weather permitting, we aim to sail a minimum of 120 miles on each event.


Thursday: Meetup at Port Hamble Marina's "Banana Wharf" for dinner and a drink. Then settle down in the heated yacht for the night.

Friday: 8am morning arrivals and breakfast; 9am safety and crew briefing; 10am setting sails

Saturday: We're probably on the water most of the day :)

Sunday: Return to Port Hamble Marina by 4pm latest, followed by a de-briefing (well, more likely a well-deserved farewell drink in the nearby bar) before heading home.


The total price is £135, to be paid as follows: £15 to RSVP via Paypal and a £120 bank transfer within a week. The price includes on-board accommodation in shared double cabins. In addition, you will need to pay your share of the kitty (food and drinks on the yacht, marina fees and fuel) and for your own meals, drinks and other expenses ashore.

This event is organized on fair, non-profit and shared cost terms. It 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 sometimes have late drop-outs or the possibility to add additional spaces. 


You're expected to fully participate in all aspects of the trip (sailing incl. night hours, watch keeping, galley). Minimum experience: Competent Crew with 50 logged NM in English waters. Ideally: Day Skipper Theory or full Day Skipper certificate. Although we can generally cater for ovo-lacto vegetarians, other dietary requirements must be discussed with the event host before booking. 

The yacht is a recently build, fully equipped, safety coded and heated Beneteau Oceanis 37 (or similar). As we'll be sailing her 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. Please bring a towel, a good sleeping bag and a pillow, if you need one. Quality waterproofs and rubber boots hire can be arranged in advance for an additional fee. Safety vest, harness and tether will be supplied. 


You should have a personal injury insurance suitable for the planned activities. The yacht itself is insured for accidental damage and third party liability, with a Maximum Excess Payment of £40 per crew member (except for gross negligence and tort). Please see our Terms & Conditions for important information about risks, safety, insurance and cancellation policies: http://j.mp/jt-tc12