Demi-Weekend Sail! 8th – 9th April

Arrive Saturday evening and sail all day Sunday.

Perfect chance for a taster day or just to get back on the water. No previous experience necessary - we'll be 6 or 7 on a fully equipped (including heating) MCA coded Bavaria 38 sailing yacht with 3 cabins and 8 berths. 


Skipper: RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Commercially endorsed). 

The plan would be for a full day of sailing on Sunday departing Haslar Marina shortly after 9:00 – depending on crew, tide and weather we will head for lunch in one of the many amazing attractions around the Solent: Cowes, Beaulieu, Bembridge or Chichester Harbour, Wootton Creek, Osborne House (bay) etc. Day will be adapted for the crew so we could go as far as the Needles or Lymington and back to Haslar by evening.

Gosport is easy to get to by train (every half hour from Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour approx. £26 for a group ticket) or there is free parking at the marina. (I’ll be driving back to London if folks want a lift). The boat is MCA Cat2 coded with full safety equipment including life jackets, life raft, DSC radio, as required for coding. 


Saturday evening: meet at the boat by 8:00 pm followed by dinner in Portsmouth
Sunday morning: breakfast on board – safety briefing
9:00 – 12:00 sailing
12:00-13:00 lunch on board (I will do a shop)
17:00 return to Haslar Marina (Gosport).

I’ll be driving back to London so I can give anyone a lift -

Costs - £60 for the boat including food (plus temp membership fee if not a member of London Sailing Club – or why not join for £24 pa?).

Checklist of things to bring:
• Suitcase: Space is limited on the boat so bring soft bags only
• Clothing: warm and waterproof, hat sailing gloves (don’t forget sun cream as well).
• Bedding: You will need a pillow case and sleeping bag (or duvet and sheets if you prefer); there are pillows on board (you can of course bring your own as well)
• Towel
• Shoes: soft non-marking shoes only please (or sailing boots).
• Food and drink: I will do a big shop before the trip including cereals, eggs and bacon, pasta, chocolate, bread, butter, tea, coffee, water etc. Let me know if there is you can’t eat/live without
• Health: let me know if you have any health issues! Think of bringing sea-sickness pills if you are affected.
Terms and Conditions - Disclaimer
For events arranged via "Meetup" the information below must be read, understood and accepted for all participants: Key details The boat, which is berthed at Haslar Marina in Gosport, is a Bavaria 38 (38ft) sailing boat built in 2010. It has three double cabins with two additional single berths in the main cabin. You should bring a good sleeping bag and pillow case and make sure that you have soft luggage which can be easily stowed on board. The boat is coded for charter each year by the MCA to ensure safety. The skipper has an RYA Yachtmaster offshore qualification with commercial endorsement, but occasionally one of the crew may be "acting skipper" to gain skippering experience. You must make the skipper aware of any health or other issues which he may need to know in order to ensure the safety of all on board. The boat has much safety equipment on board including 10 automatic life-jackets, radio equipment (with GPS positioning), a GPS on-deck chart-plotter and a self-inflating life-raft etc.
Important notice and disclaimer
By responding to this Meetup ® you acknowledge and agree that: o the principal purpose of the event is to provide a forum for members of the London Sailing Club Meetup ® group to engage in social activities including sailing;
o The itinerary will be agreed between the participants of the Meetup ® event based on wind, weather and other constraints and subject to the agreement of the skipper;
o You have satisfied yourself that you have adequate insurance to cover any activity envisaged in this Meetup ®, including possible repatriation expenses in the event of injury, accident or bad weather, or do so at your own risk;
o You recognise that sailing can be a dangerous activity and you engage in it at your own risk;
o You recognise that the boat’s skipper’s main concern is the safety of the crew and agree to behave responsibly and in accordance with any instructions of the skipper;
o 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”;
o The event details described in this notice (including any notes) in conjunction with a written acceptance of payment from the event host (usually be email) shall constitute a written agreement between you and the event host;
o In addition to the refunds policy of the specific event, any amounts paid by you to the event host in respect of this Meetup ® event (net of any bank charges, foreign exchange costs or paypal deductions) shall be returned to you in full if for any reason the Meetup ® event is cancelled (even for reasons outside the control of the event host); further, the event host has made arrangements to hold in trust any such funds received until the end of the Meetup ® event in order to safeguard such funds against the insolvency of the event host. Details of the trustee are available on request. In no event shall the trustee be liable for any amount in excess of any amounts paid by you to the event host;
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