Learn about sailing in an informal atmosphere from an expert instructor
The freedom of an afternoon sailing on open water
Put theory into practise as an active member of the crew...
...or just relax on deck and enjoy the view
Enjoy the privileges of luxury skippered sailing yacht. Begin with a briefing on board the vessel (a 26ft Sigma performance yacht), before being issued with sailing essentials and a life jacket. When ready the yachtmaster introduces the fundamentals of sailing, from hoisting the sails to helming. Dependent on weather conditions, either venture out into the English Channel for some genuine open-water cruising, or indulge in a sightseeing tour along the picturesque Sussex coastline. Choose to take an active role in the sailing, or sit back and relax while the crew do the hard work. Back on dry land, log books can be signed off for those who wish to pursue sailing further.
Selected Saturdays and Sundays from April to October. We recommend booking early for this popular experience.
max 16 st
Minimum age is 16 accompanied by another voucher holding adult and 18 unaccompanied. No weight limit applies. Agility to get on and off the boat necessary but no previous sailing needed, and non-swimmers are welcome.
Sailing is a weather dependent activity and therefore it's vital to call the venue the day before your booking, to confirm conditions and go ahead. If postponed, an alternative date will be arranged.
Runs approximately three hours. Please allow some extra time for a possible later return, depending on the tide and weather on the day. Please arrive in good time (ideally few minutes in advance).
Numbers on the Day
There are up to ten people plus a cruising or yacht master instructor on board.
Spectators are welcome to wave you off from the marina, but won't be able to join you on board.
Wear flat, soft and light-soled, non-marking shoes (deck shoes or trainers) or you won't be permitted aboard. Wear layers, it can get cold, bring extra clothes and sun protection. Life-jackets and sailing gear is provided.
Where possible you will both race on the same boat together but please be aware that as two boats are used for the experience, this cannot be guaranteed.
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