Milebuilding Trips and Cruises
Our next Milebuilding Weekend is June 8th – 9th
Milebuilding trips and cruises are an excellent opportunity to build up your mileage before taking Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore or purely for fun. We have a wide programme of mile building cruises in the UK and also visiting the Channel Islands and France. Whilst these Milebuilding Trips offer the chance for passage planning, pilotage and over 60 mile skippered passages they also give the participants the chance to enjoy sailing outside of the RYA training scheme as well as exploring new cruising grounds, harbours and ports. Milebuilding trips are suitable for anyone with some basic sailing experience and are a useful preparation for more experienced sailors wishing to take their Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore practical examinations.
Cross Channel Weekends / Long Weekend Milebuilding Trips
Leaving on a Friday evening you will have a night crossing to France (weather permitting) during which you will be part of a watch keeping system, arriving on Saturday morning. The yacht will be skippered by one of our experienced RYA instructors but you have the opportunity to experience navigating through the busy shipping lanes and into the French port of Cherbourg. After catching up on some sleep you will have a full day and evening to explore ashore before leaving early Sunday morning for the passage back to Gosport. Anyone wishing to skipper a 60 mile leg can have this signed off in their RYA logbook before taking their Yachtmaster exam. (Please let us know beforehand).
Our next available long Weekend Milebuilders will be:
June 8th – 9th
We have added a Bank Holiday 3 day Milebuilding Trip
We plan to visit the Channel Island of Alderney as well as France on this longer Milebuilding weekend.
May 25th – 27th
Channel Island and French Coast Cruise
This cruise will combine offshore sailing with the opportunity to explore the beautiful Channel Islands such as Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm as well as the coast of Northern France. Our aim will be to visit some of the more remote islands where the only way you can explore is by boat and on foot. Stepping back in time is the only way to describe the relaxed and peaceful pace of island life and we plan to combine some interesting sailing with the chance to spend a day or so exploring ashore.
If you are lucky you may get the chance to watch dolphins especially off the coast of Brittany.
There will be the chance to undertake an over 60 mile skippered passage in preparation for Yachtmaster exams if you wish.
5 day cruise £595.00 (£625.00 if you wish you use this as a Yachtmaster Prep Course)
Please contact us for dates
This highly popular Milebuilding Trip will take place again in January after running it succesfully over the last eight years. The cruise is in two legs arriving in time for the London International Boat Show. The first leg, Gosport to London leaves Gosport on Monday January 7th and arrives in London on Friday 11th in time for the opening of the London Boat Show on Saturday 12th January 2013. Accommodation on board the boat is available on Friday night for anyone wishing to visit the show as well as free entry. The second leg from London to Gosport leaves after the Boat Show closes again enabling a visit with free accommodation in London. Each leg will be for five days stopping at Brighton, Dover, Ramsgate and Queenborough with the opportunity for over 60 mile skippered passages along the way.
Gosport to London 1st – 5th January 2014 £410.00
London to Gosport 13th – 17th January 2014 £410.00
Will include night sailing and over 60 mile skippered passages. Please note that with all Cruises and Milebuilding Trips weather, winds and tides will influence the itinerary and the information above is intended as a guide only.
Milebuilding – Student Reviews
Jeff is an excellent skipper and made the whole experience really enjoyable and put up with my amateur questions! He let everyone have a fair go and explained everything clearly. He really knows his stuff – would recommend. Thanks for the experience!
Melie – Cross Channel Milebuilder, August 2011