Olympic Torch Relay Cruise: Hamble to Weymouth and Back

Join us on a cruise for a once in a lifetime opportunity to welcome the Olympic Torch on its arrival in Weymouth.

Sail from Hamble to Weymouth aboard 'Gull', our Beneteau 423, skippered by our professional skippers, then enjoy the evening festivities on the waterfront before a relaxing sail home the following day:

Wednesday 11th July 2012

• 18:00 Welcome on board your yacht and Safety Briefings
• 20:00 Evening meal ashore in Hamble

Thursday 12th July 2012

• 04:00 Depart Hamble - you do not need to be awake for this!!
• 05:06 Sunrise across the Solent and New Forest
• 06:00 Approaches to Needles Channel
• 07:00 Course set for Weymouth - breakfast and coffee on board
• 11:00 St Albans Head - inshore passage along the Jurassic Coastline
• 13:00 Weymouth Bay - lunch served on board
• 15:00 Approaches to Weymouth Harbour
• Evening in Weymouth to welcome the Olympic Torch and join the festivities on Weymouth waterfront

Friday 13th July 2012

• Breakfast and prepare yacht to sail
• 09:00 Depart Weymouth for Hamble
• Lunch on board
• Afternoon tea on board
• 18:00 Arrive Hamble, depart yacht

£350 per berth, or £650 per double cabin.
All costs included (berthing, food, fuel) apart from travel to and from the marina, alcoholic drinks, and drinks/meals taken off the boat.

Whether you have sailed before or not, 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 and sailing and will be happy for you to play as active a part as you wish to - or you can just sit back and let the others get on with it!

Meeting Places:
Wednesday 4.30pm @ ticket machines & office by WH Smiths Waterloo station (arrange this online with other participants here so you know who to expect to meet)
Or,
Wednesday 6pm - At Hamble Point Yacht Charters, Hamble Point Marina SO31 4JD

Payment confirms your place - please call us on 023 8045 7110.

Food
Please let us know of any specific dietary requirements.
Please bring any additional food that you wish to - 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
For 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 a bunk 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,
Karen