Solent Sailing Weekend

Price: from £300

Location: Starts from our base at Premier Gosport Marina, and visits different ports around the Solent

Duration: 2 days

Our famous Solent Sailing Weekend is the perfect way to spend a weekend afloat! You’ll visit various marinas around the Solent with one of our brilliant and helpful Instructors on hand. You can do as much or as little as you like on board, so they are a great way to build confidence and skills in the vibrant and exciting waters of the Solent. Perfect for newly qualified sailors.


Take a look at our live course calendar for dates for the Solent Sailing Weekend!


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Course Information

Joining Instructions: Please click here for course joining instructions

Recommended Reading: Sailing magazines and newspapers, but this is not essential 

Course Prerequisites: No assumed knowledge, but RYA Competent Crew or ability to this level is advised.

Minimum Age: No minimum but Under 16’s must be accompanied by adult. Persons aged 16+ can be unaccompanied subject to other pre-requisites having been met

Holiday Insurance: We would advise ALL our customers to ensure they have suitable holiday insurance in-place. Yachtsman’s insurance is available from a variety of souces like Topsail Insurance and can cover things like cancellations and personal effects cover.

Who is the course for:

The Solent Sailing Weekend is the perfect introduction to newly qualified sailors who want to gain more experience in friendly, familiar waters, or anyone just wanting a great weekend afloat! We do not recommend this weekend for anyone who hasn’t sailed before as you will need to be able to hoist and handle sails, helm the yacht etc. For complete beginners we recommend the RYA Start Yachting course.

Running over two days the Solent Sailing Weekend will give you a taste of what the Solent has to offer. You’ll be cruising round the vibrant and exciting waters of the Solent, experiencing the tranquillity and fun of being on a sailing yacht!

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What we cover on the course:

You’ll get to visit some of the truly iconic marinas and ports in the Solent like the ever-vibrant Cowes, or maybe Hamble, the home of sailing in the UK.

Along with some cracking sailing in the familiar and friendly waters of the Solent, you’ll get to see the sights like the four forts (Spitbank, St Helens, No mans land and Horse Sand), the Needles and Portsmouth harbour.


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Course formats & details:

Courses run in a choice of two formats:

  • One weekend: (Saturday or Sunday)
  • Also available mid-week

Starts from our Gosport marina base and visits various ports and marinas in the Solent

Our Principal says this about the Solent Sailing Weekend:

What better a way to celebrate that new RYA Competent Crew or Day Skipper qualification than with a Solent Sailing weekend aboard one of our fleet yachts!

A great way to build some confidence on your own weekend, with your family and friends, guided by one of our experienced and professional RYA qualified instructors.

You’ll get to see first hand why the Solent is the home of sailing in the UK, with so much to see you’ll be spoilt for things to go and look at.

You might see yacht racing at Cowes, big cruise liners from Southampton and of course our Royal Navy vessels leaving or arriving at Portsmouth harbour.

With so much to see, you can guarantee you’ll want to do these weekends over and over again!

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