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Take to the open water in a word-class keelboat
Learn how to sail an SB20 with expert tuition
Glide the vessel across the Solent as part of a small crew
Take to the open waters for a sailing session like no other, and learn how to handle a high performance sailing keelboat with expert tuition. Kick things off with an introductory briefing before donning some waterproofs and a life jacket to get ready for action. Next, head into open water in a world-class SB20 keelboat as part of a small crew and work as a team to control the ropes, man the deck, handle the hull and even take the helm as honorary captain. The feeling of gliding through the water in a professional sailing vessel must be experienced to be believed and, once you've dipped your toe in the water, you are likely to want to go sailing again and again.
Weekend dates from April to mid October. Book at least four weeks in advance (please be aware that bookings are taken up to a maximum of three months ahead).
Minimum age is 12 (those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). This experience isn't suitable for anyone with a serious back or heart complaint, pregnant women or non-swimmers.
Sailing is a weather-dependent activity. It's essential to call the venue for a weather check between 5pm and 7pm on the day before the experience to check weather conditions.
Lasts up to two and a half hours, including a briefing and around an hour and 45 minutes on the water.
Numbers on the Day
Share the experience with up to three others, plus a qualified instructor.
Spectators are welcome to wave you off from the shore. Tell them to bring a camera and a pair of binoculars.
Dress warmly and bring waterproofs and a change of clothes. Bear in mind that there is a high wind-chill factor aboard the boat. Wear non-slip shoes (e.g. trainers or deck shoes). An old pair of sunglasses/ski goggles are useful if it is windy.