We run a variety of different Solent Sailing Weekend cruises every month.
Passed your Day Skipper? Want to go sailing but don’t want to take another course? A Solent Sailing Weekend may be the answer!
A Solent Sailing Weekend is a 2 day cruise aimed at anyone not wishing to take a formal RYA sailing course yet gain experience on the water. It is also suitable for anyone wanting to try sailing for the first time or preparing to take a formal RYA Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster course. You may even choose a Solent Sailing Weekend as a refresher course.
The Solent Weekend will take place within the sheltered waters of the Solent or you may venture a little further afield along the south coast. You will join your yacht at our Gosport Marina base and you will spend the sailing weekend visiting ports and harbours such as Cowes, Yarmouth and Hamble. You will sleep on board the yacht in one of the Solent marinas where you will find all the facilities you need as well as excellent pubs and restaurants for your evening meal on Saturday night.
By taking a Solent Sailing Weekend you will consolidate skills already learnt as well as learn new skills without the pressure of a formal RYA sailing course. If you have not been sailing for some time you can brush up on skills before moving on to the next level. A Solent Sailing Weekend will give you a taste to do more sailing and further your skills and experience.
Our experienced RYA instructors are used to teaching a range of levels on board one of our modern sailing yachts. They place a big emphasis on having fun and enjoying all aspects of sailing including going ashore!
|Duration||2 days||Maximum students : instructor||5:1|
|Location||Solent||Minimum age||All ages although under 18s must be accompanied by an adult|
|What’s included||Accommodation on board one of our Bavaria yachts Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks on board. Berthing fees. Free hire of wet weather gear (adult sizes only).||Extras||Evening meal ashore on Friday if required and Saturday night. Log books if required £6.99|
|When||Saturday 9am to Sunday afternoon 1600hrs. Meet and greet Friday evening 1900hrs All year round||Don’t forget||Anything you cannot travel without as we cannot cater for everyone’s special favourites!|
|Let us know about||Any special dietary requirements and needs.|
Please note, we will do our best to cater for vegetarian diets but are unable to cater for other special dietary requirements. Please call the office if in doubt.
|Cost||2 day weekend £220.00 - £249.00 3 day weekend £360.00 - £375.00|
FEEDBACK -Solent Sailing Weekend Reviews
Excellent patient & good natured instruction with great ability to tailor the weekend to differing levels of experience for people on the boat. This was not the weekend we had originally planned however thanks to the friendly calm efficient booking service and excellent instruction over the weekend we believe this far surpassed our original plans. Many thanks.
Jill – Solent Sailing Weekend, May 2015
Weekend was great. Everyone I dealt with was friendly and helpful. Could have done with a touch more wind 🙂 I’ve done a few RYA courses now and my feeling is that the overall impression is always going to be dictated by the skipper. I’ve had courses with bad skippers where I haven’t really learnt anything and nobody on the boat has had a nice time. Fortunately, for us, Matt was great. He pitched everything at the appropriate levels for the different people on the boat. He was patient with everyone and as a result we all learnt a lot. Thanks.
Aidan – Solent Sailing Weekend, August 2013
Fantastic weekend, great to get out on the water without the pressure of passing a course. Amazed at how much I had learnt during my Day Skipper course
Sally – Solent Sailing Weekend, August 2012
There is no syllabus for this weekend.
* Evening meals taken ashore on weekend courses.