Sailing in the Solent - 9th September Weekend 2011

We are running a Sailing in the Solent weekend sail in September! This should be a good weekend as the weather is usually still fine in September.

Important: To join this trip and get onto the Yes list, please fill out our booking form  http://bit.ly/lsc-boo...   to make sure that we have all the details we need and then call us on 023 8045 7110 to make your payment and confirm your place. 

For those who have never sailed before this is a great opportunity to get out on a boat and learn about everything. The skipper will be able to walk you through all the different aspects of the boat. Including navigation, helming, sails, triming...


Who should come?
No experience required to come but if you are thinking about or planning to do any qualifications this is a good chance to make sure you've covered everything you need to.


Itinerary
- *Weather dependant
Friday 
5.30pm - Meet by the ticket machines in front of WH Smiths - or let us know if you are making separate travel arrangements
7.30pm - Drop bags on boat
9pm - Dinner & drinks in the marina

Saturday 
8.30am - Skipper arrives and morning briefing
Daytime - Sailing, dependant on crew and conditions, we'll try and do as many miles as reasonable,
7pm - Dinner

Sunday
Daytime - Sailing
4pm - Return to Hamble
~6pm - Train to London


Meeting Places
Friday 5.30pm @ ticket machines & office by WH Smiths Waterloo station
Friday 7pm - At Hamble Point Yacht Charters, Hamble Point Marina SO31 4JD


Cost
£235 per person for boat based on 5 or 6 persons + professional skipper sharing a yacht of at least 37ft, payable direct to charter company. 

All costs included (berthing, food, fuel) apart from travel to and from the marina, alcoholic drinks, and drinks/meals taken off the boat.

Payment confirms your place - call 023 8045 7110


We need some details
Please fill out our booking form to make sure that we have all the details we need in advance, and then call us on 023 8045 7110 to pay and confirm your place.

Booking/Details form: http://bit.ly/lsc-boo...


Travel
Train to Southampton from Waterloo on Friday, those running late can take later trains. To help organise 4 for 2 Groupsave tickets please put in your details here: http://bit.ly/bTiRIM...


Food
Please let us know of any dietary requirements on the booking form.
Breakfast food on board: Cereals, toast, croissants, egg and bacon...
Lunch food: Sausage rolls, ham, cheese, quiche, salad, bread...
Dinner: Pasta is available on board, but dinner is usually eaten in a restaurant ashore 
*Please bring any additional food, snacks, alcohol eg. bottle of wine or 6 pack of beer.


Things to bring
- Gloves, Hat
- Windproof jacket *
- Jumper/Hoodie
- Sleeping bag *
- A soft bag, No suitcases (nowhere to put them and they damage the boat..)
- Two layer sports trousers are quite good; jeans tend to be bad if it is wet and can be very uncomfortable
- Non-marking trainers and/or sailing boots if you have them *
- Towel *

* You can rent waterproofs/oilies, boots, sleeping bag, towels from the charter company on arrival


Boats
Just to fill in any of the uninitiated, typically yachts are considered to have 4 rooms, three of these rooms are actual rooms and the fourth is the main cabin where the table usually lowers and turns into a bed or two bunks on either side

It's worth noting that you might have to share with a guy/girl, if this is a problem please let us know in advance and we'll do our best to accommodate you.


See you soon, Thanks, Duncan