Bank Holiday Trip to Cherbourg

BOAT
Victoria Star (Bavaria 38ft) has 3 double cabins and a saloon. It is fully equipped with a colour chart plotter with AIS on the helm, and GPS. Berthed in Gosport Marina, pontoon C, opposite the barge. Ask for an entry fob at the marina office (this will also give you access to the showers/bathrooms). TRAVEL
By Train
Portsmouth Harbour is the nearest train station. South West trains operate a service from London Waterloo; the fast trains (1hr 40mins) run every 30mins and cost about £40 for a return. A ferry service from Portsmouth Harbour to Gosport operates every 15mins and costs about £3 for a return (hold onto the ticket, as you will need it for the return journey).

Gosport Marina is a 5min walk from the Gosport Ferry Terminal.

By Road
Postcode for Satnav – PO12 1AH

There is parking in Gosport Marina; one free parking space is provided by the charter company, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Discounted parking is provided for additional cars, and there is also free parking nearby.

ITINERARY
Friday
19:30 – meet on the boat; drop off the bags; dinner; safety brief

Saturday
05:00 – prepare the boat and depart for Cherbourg
17:00 – arrive in Cherbourg; dinner at a local restaurant

Sunday
Free day; visit museums, restaurants etc

Monday
03:00 – prepare the boat and depart for Gosport
15:00 – arrive in Gosport Marina, clean the boat
16:00 – finish

COST
Boat charter cost is £197 per person.

To confirm a space, you will need to make the payment in full. Once payment is received, I will confirm by email. The payment is non-refundable, however if for any reason you can no longer make the trip, please let me know well in advance so we can try to sell the space to someone else. If the trip is cancelled, you will be refunded in full.

Food, fuel and mooring fees will be an additional £25-30 per person, I will confirm after the trip.

I will do a big food shop ahead of the trip, which will provide us with breakfast and lunch for the weekend, however feel free to bring additional items like alcohol or snacks that you can’t live without. Please inform me of any dietary requirements in advance.

CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Passport
Wet weather gear; this can be rented from the charter company for £12 for the weekend
Deck/boat shoes or other non-marking shoes
Hat/cap
Sunglasses
Sun-cream
Thermals and layers
Sailing gloves
Sea sickness tablets
Towel
Sleeping bag
Music (the boat has a radio and a CD player, so feel free to bring a CD)
Toiletries
**Space on the boat is limited, so please only bring soft bags; no big suitcases!

If you have any questions, please contact Agne on [email protected] or 077 3895 4058.
Thanks!