Olympic Weekend Skippered Cruise: Hamble to Weymouth and Back

We have managed to book a couple of marina berths in Weymouth over each of the weekends during the Olympic sailing events, which will allow us to cruise from Hamble to Weymouth and back during the Olympic sailing events:

Sail from Hamble to Weymouth aboard 'Gull', our Beneteau 423, 'Janes Buoy', our Sun Odyssey 43DS or 'eVent', our Dufour 40, skippered by one of our professional skippers; moor up in Weymouth and spend an evening and the following day ashore soaking up the Olympic atmosphere and watching the day's sailing on the big screens on the waterfront in Weymouth, before a relaxing sail home the following day.

Friday 27th July 2012

17:00 Welcome on board your yacht and Safety Briefings (not a problem if you can't arrive until later in the evening) 19:00 Evening meal ashore in Hamble Saturday 28th July 2012

05:00 Depart Hamble - you do not need to be awake for this!! 06:06 Sunrise across the Solent and New Forest 07:00 Approaches to Needles Channel 08:00 Course set for Weymouth - breakfast and coffee on board 14:00 Weymouth Bay - lunch served on board 16:00 Approaches to Weymouth Harbour Evening in Weymouth to join in with the festivities on Weymouth waterfront Sunday 29th July

Ashore to watch 1st day of Olympic sailing, and take a trip up the new Sealife Tower to see the views over the festivities Monday 30th July

Breakfast and prepare yacht to sail 13:00 Depart Weymouth for Hamble Lunch on board Afternoon tea on board 21:00 Arrive Hamble, depart yacht  

£495 per berth, or £950 per double cabin
Breakfast and lunches included

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 it. 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:
Friday 5pm - At Hamble Point Yacht Charters, Hamble Point Marina SO31 4JD (Or you may catch up with us later that evening if you can't make it to the marina for 5pm)

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 us 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
Hamble Point Yacht Charters