3 Day Sail From Yarmouth to Chatham

We're moving our boat from Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight to Chatham in Kent. While we won't be technically sailing (we'll be motoring as the rigging isn't yet 100% ready) it should be a nice cruise over three days.


As this is quite a long trip, you should have at least a few hundred miles experience sailing and should be confident on the helm. 

You should also like dogs as we have a 16 week old puppy cockapoo.

Finally, the dates are subject to change by a week or two as the boat yard are still putting finishing touches to the engine refurb.

Friday PM: Meet at the boat in Yarmouth
Saturday: Yarmouth => Brighton
Sunday: Brighton => Dover
Monday: Dover => Chatham

To get to Yarmouth you can take a train to Yarmouth Pier then the ferry over, no need to book as a foot passenger.

For the return there's a high speed train from Chatham the goes to Stratford and a few other places.


I've been sailing for 17 years and have my Yachtmaster Coastal and have spent plenty of time sailing in the UK and further afield.

The boat

She's a Nauticat 42 and sleeps 5 comfortably in 3 berths. Currently out of the water for an engine service in Yarmouth. We'll be running a sea trial on Friday with a marine surveyor to get a clean bill of health before setting off on Saturday.

Free except for £12 temporary membership fee if you're not a full LSC member.

Upfront and Open notes 

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 is a volunteer based trip, so there is no commercial liability or public liability on the part of myself as 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. 

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 we have to cancelled due to any reason you will be refunded in full for all monies paid.