Help the crew prepare the vessel for voyage and receive expert training
Cruise across the Solent while racing against another vessel
Lunch is included
Set sail for the Solent with an exciting nautical experience run from the picturesque village of Hamble, famous for its yachting pedigree. This fun-fuelled sailing day usually takes place with two Clipper 60s competing and is great for both beginners and those with experience. Following refreshments and safety briefing, help the crew prepare the boat before motoring out onto the Solent for a morning of training. After lunch (served under sail), it's all hands on deck - take a turn on the wheel, trim the sails and change sails on the foredeck as you put the yacht through its paces, racing against each other on the open water to become champions of the day! Once a winner is declared, sails are dropped and everyone cruises back to the marina.
Minimum age is 12. Prospective sailors under 18 must attend with a participating adult. Regrettably, the yacht is unable to accommodate wheelchairs.
Sailing is weather dependent. It is vital to telephone the centre the day before the booking to confirm conditions. Strong winds or rough seas have an impact on the day, and in such cases the itinerary is subject to change.
Runs from 10am - 4pm.
Numbers on the Day
Share the experience with up to 11 others.
Friends and family can watch the depart and return from the river, but the yacht is out of sight most of the day.
Safety kit such as lifejackets and wet weather clothing are provided on the day. Please wear non-marking, closed toe footwear (trainers or deck shoes are ideal).