Sail Into the New Year - Easy Going Weekend Sailing Trip for All Levels

Here is another trip for everyone incl. absolute Beginners, within easy reach of London and we try something new: You can either join Friday evening or Saturday morning avoiding the rush out of the office on Friday evening and sleeping only one night on the boat, if you come on Saturday. 

Hope to see you all...


Meet at the boat around 1900/2000 and have a safety briefing then go and have a relaxed dinner and sleep on the boat.


We start at around 0930  depending on weather, wind and crew we aim to sail around the Solent and to the Isle of Wight, visiting Beaulieu and Cowes or maybe Lymington or Yarmouth. Then go ashore for a stroll and/or dinner and stay overnight in one of the marinas, sleeping on the boat. There are some really nice pubs and bars if we decide to "push the boat out" a bit... We will agree on a pub etc. to make sure everybody is happy and the whole thing does not become too expensive. Or if we want to we can load up the boat with lovely food, cook together have a great dinner on board and put the savings into lots of champagne (I don't drink much but it's just an idea ;-)

Depending on weather and the night before we will get up at a leisurely time, have breakfast on the boat and start the new year with a day of leisurely sailing. We will arrive at around 1600 tidy the boat and return to London. 

The Skipper:

Alexander is the organiser of this trip and the skipper of the boat. Alexander has in excess of 2,000nm experience and has completed a.o. the following RYA courses, Dayskipper theory & practical, Coastal Skipper Certificate of Competence, VHF, Sea Survival, Yachtmaster Theory,

Our Boat: 
The yacht is a 37 foot Beneteau with MCA safety coding for 8 people. We will be 6 to 8 people on board and everyone will get involved in every part of sailing. This trip is for people of all levels including complete beginners.

What’s included? 
The cost of £152/person for the charter. There will be a small kitty for all food and drinks aboard, marina charges, diesel. 

What is not included?  

Transport from and to the yacht and a security deposit of £50 per person (cheque is fine), 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. 

Please read carefully:

By joining this trip you confirm that you are in good health and are a competent swimmer. (This should be self-understood for a watersport.) 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 absolve the Skipper and crew from all liability arising out of any action or inaction, with the exception of intentional harm. 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 £50 in cash or cheque on the day. Please don't let this put you off, the damage deposit will not be touched except in the unlikely event that we damage the yacht or its fittings. Any damage cost 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".