Solent Sailing Excursion

Here's hoping that the weather will hold up towards the end of June and that you will be able to enjoy the (nearly) longest days of the year and join me for a sailing weekend in Britain's most popular yachting destination.  I'm hoping for up to six people on board so that everyone is actively involved in the sailing and gets something from experience (the boat can technically sleep 8 people but it can be a bit crowded).  With fewer people on board we can be more relaxed and adapt the trip to everyone's needs.  If you want to build miles we can set off early and aim for Poole Harbour or get in some night sailing experience.  Equally there are some great pubs to visit on the Isle of Wight or Lymington.


Both complete beginners and experts welcome as well as anyone wanting to brush up on skills for future RYA courses. Look forward to sailing with you!


See below the key details:


Fri 22 June

17:30 Dep. from Waterloo (or make your own way to Haslar Marina in Gosport).

19:30 leave bags on the boat and meet at the pub for supper

20:30 pub supper

Night on boat


Sat 23 Jun – Sun 24 Jun

08:00 breakfast on board

09:00 safety briefing and departure for Isle of Wight/Lymington or even Poole (depending on weather forecasts and wishes of crew)

Evening: night in marina on the Solent

Return to Haslar Marina in Gosport around 16:00 on Sunday


The boat: 2010 Bavaria 38 berthed at Haslar Marina

Skipper: Yachtmaster offshore qualified D. Trafford

What to bring? A soft weekend bag, hat, sunglasses and protection, something warm, wet weather gear can be hired extra (I will need to check prices), non-marking shoes, sleeping bag, towel and pillow case.

Cost: £130 inclusive of boat hire, (contribution towards fuel and on-board food and pub etc not included). Deposit of £34 payable to confirm place on booking.

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