May Bank Holiday Weekend Sailing Trip to France - NOW FULL

Following on from last August's fantastic Bank holiday weekend trip to France, here another one for crew with >50nm experience, ideal for RYA Competent Crew & RYA Dayskippers and anyone else who has sailed before and wants to experience the thrill of sailing across the Channel.

Please note you must have a valid passport and if necessary a visa for France and the UK.

A nice relaxed sailing weekend with lots of miles in the Channel.

Hope to see you all...


We meet at the boat between 1830  and 2000 and start with a safety briefing and go for dinner then sleep on the boat.  Please ensure you can arrive on Friday evening in Southampton no later than say 2000, as we are likely to depart around midnight.


We will sail through the night depending on weather, wind and crew will cross the Channel to arrive in St Vast / Cherbourg / etc. the same evening. We will have dinner ashore to celebrate our crossing. 

We will  have breakfast on the boat and depending on weather and the night before a day of leisurely sailing or exploring the surroundings, departing in the evening. 

We will again sail through the night to return back to Southampton, arriving late afternoon/early evening. 

Our Boat: 
The yacht is a 37 foot Beneteau Oceanis 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 £185/person for the charter and all food on board. There will be a small kitty for marina charges, diesel, etc.  If you are not a member of the LSC please note the club levies a charge of £12/trip for non-members and you will have to pay this in addition.

What is not included?  

Transport from and to the yacht and a security deposit of £50 per person (cash or 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 the 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 full refund, if the trip is changed you will not. 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".