Solent Yacht Sailing Weekend Breaks – from £299
Our inclusive Solent, yacht sailing weekend breaks are great way to learn to sail or improve your yacht sailing with our professional, helpful Skippers and First Mate. Have a relaxed, fun sailing experience in the sheltered waters of the Solent combined with a good social emphasis. Excellent for beginners learning to yacht sail for the first time or those wishing to practice their skills, under instruction and guidance, in a relaxed format. We sail all day – when we can we do a night sail – and maximise our time afloat. It is worth noting that many of our clients have commented about how much tuition they receive on these weekends as we are able to teach to a ratio of 1:3. Once safely tied up ashore we can have a social ‘cockpit party’ and excellent food with wines!
Learn to sail: Those who cannot sail will be taught the basics but will be steering as well as other sailing skills, rope work and crew responsibilities.
Improve sailing skills: Those with more experience will be given the opportunity to hone their skills whether it be the finer points of sailing, short tacking skills, reefing / mooring tips or practising navigation. With the right experience aboard plus the right wind conditions we also have an asymmetric and symmetric spinnaker to use.
Who Comes Along? Singles, couples or small groups. We mainly have beginners and those wanting to consolidate their experienced but have equally had Yachtmasters on these weekends who go away having learned a thing or two! There is something for everyone in these weekends. We find that some people learn and improve without the stress of a specific course syllabus and there is time for people to learn at their own speed. Click the white bar below for pictures and more detailed information… Yachtforce – our Sister Company delivers all of our yachting events.
Depart Hamble Friday 1800 – 1600 Hrs Sunday.
2018 / 2019 Yacht Sailing Weekends & Cruise Events Dates:
Non ‘Race Weekend’ – Prices £299 / £319 (Low/High Season)
(Low season Nov-Mar / High Season Apr-Oct Inclusive) (Weekends run Fri 1800 hrs – Sun 1600 hrs)
Please note that if event is a ‘cruise or cross channel’ then a mooring fee share is required – (budget on £30 for 5 Day / £20 for 3 day)
24/25 Nov £299 (4 spaces)
12-18 Nov 7 Day Cross Channel & Channel Island Cruise £699 (5 spaces)
3-9 December 7 Day Cross Channel & Channel Island Cruise £699 (3 spaces)
30 / 31 Dec & 1st Jan New Year Special! (Spaces) – Different timings – See link
2019 Solent Sailing Weekend (+ Cruise Dates)
26 Jan – 2nd Feb Canaries Sailing Week (4 Spaces left on a 51 ft yacht)
2-9th Feb Canaries Sailing Week (Full)
2/3 March £299 (spaces)
6/7 April £319 (spaces)
19-22 April (4 Day) Easter Cross Channel £549 (spaces)
4/5/6 May (3 Day) Bank Holiday Cross Channel £459 (spaces)
18/19 May £319 (spaces)
1/2 June £319 (spaces)
15/16 June £319 (3 spaces)
13/14 July £319 (spaces)
3/4 Aug ‘Yachtforce Match Racing’ plus Fastnet Race Start Viewing £399 (spaces)
10/11 Aug Cowes Regatta ‘Practise & Race’ Weekend £449
17/18 Aug Cowes Regatta ‘Fireworks ‘n Race’ Weekend £449
24/25/26 Aug (3 Day) Bank Holiday Cross Channel £459 (spaces)
24/25/26 Aug (3 Day) Bank Holiday Jurassic Coast Cruise £459 (spaces)
14/15 Sept £319 (spaces)
12/13 Oct £319 (spaces)
9/10 Nov £319 (spaces)
Dates don’t fit? Enquire and we’ll do our best to put them on at your request!
Weekends Include: (for cruises see links)
Free parking, Skipper & First Mate, tuition, wet weather gear, yacht safety equipment, fuel, marina fees, accommodation on board, G&T ‘sun downers’, appetisers, 1 x 4 – course evening meal with wine and real coffee. Breakfasts and lunches.
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Arrive Friday evening at MDL marina Mercury Yacht Harbour and park in the ample free car park. The marina is staffed 24hr a day. If you arrive early enjoy a coffee in the bar overlooking the picturesque river Hamble, use the fantastic facilities that the marina provides and then cast off to the Isle of Wight or other close by port. Moor up, have ‘sun downers’ in the cockpit with the rest of your crew mates watching the sunset and then enjoy an excellent 3-course meal with good wines, cheese board and real coffee with chocolates. An excellent finish to a first evening.
We explore local ports. We will may visit Cowes, Yarmouth or Lymington… we might go up the river Medina to the Folly pub staying and enjoy their live music and convivial atmosphere… we may cruise up the historic River Beaulieu where they used to build ships for the English fleet in the 18 century or anchor off in Newtown Creek and stop for lunch and a swim. There is so much to do, see and enjoy, with changing scenery and much wildlife.
You can get involved with as much or as little as you want in terms of running the boat – but you are guaranteed to learn a lot. Sleep onboard. Relax and enjoy the sailing. These are all inclusive weekends with free parking, fuel, marina fees, wet weather gear and safety equipment included. There is excellent food and wine, breakfasts and brunches, with just one evening exploring ashore with a meal taken in a pub at own cost – and once tied up safely ashore after each days sailing we include the G&T’s and nibbles for our ‘cockpit parties where we chill out for a good social time!
Please contact us for the full information sheet for these weekends.
Additional events are arranged on demand. We constantly have people interested in certain weekends and we collate a list of “potentials”. If you have a group or want to do a private charter for your group give us a ring for more details. Please let us know if you are interested in joining the list for alternative dates.
Gayle and Steve
“A superb mix of ‘racing’ and social made for a hugely memorable weekend for all the right reasons. We were thrilled to be taking part and had every confidence in our skipper, Buster, and mate, ‘Paulo’, whose excellent sailing skills were matched only by their culinary expertise. As Steve said, your appropriate approach to learning was just right and it added to what was a wonderfully balanced weekend of friendship, fun and ‘finking’!! Absolutely loved it, thaaanks!! ”
“Excellent weekend, something in it for everybody in a crew of all levels. The skipper pushed me out of my comfort zone in a safe and controlled manner, buzzing for a week afterwards. Fabulous food, good company.”
”Just I want to thank you one more time for the great time with you guys and organisation and hospitality.”
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