Sailing Taster Days 17 & 18 October 2015

These are two easy going taster days for people who want to try out sailing, but can't or don't want to commit to a whole weekend or simply don't want to sleep on board a yacht in a confined cabin.

The format for Saturday and Sunday is the same. Arrive at the boat at 0930 - receive an initial briefing and then sail around Southampton Water where you get involved in everything from setting sails to helming the boat. We will return in the late afternoon around 1630 clear up the boat and leave... So easy.

No previous experience is needed and one day costs £85/person.

Our Boat:
Depending on demand we will go for a 4 or 8 person yacht. The small yacht is a 31 footer with MCA safety coding for 4 people the larger one is 36 ft and is coded for 8 people. We will be up to 4 people on board and everyone will get involved in every part of sailing, so you are sure to get time do do every role on board.

What’s included?
The cost of £85/person/day includes the charter. Please bring along your own food and drink . What is not included?
Transport from and to the yacht, food and drink and a security deposit of £40 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 £40 in cash 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 among the 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".

If the trip has to be cancelled due to insufficient people or cancellation by the charter company you will be refunded in full . This trip is also advertised on other sailing meetup groups, so some crew members may be from those.