Don't waste your bank holiday weekends! Hop on board our popular trip across to France with a bunch of like minded sailors!
We will explore the exciting waters of the Solent and nearby waters as well as the tempestuous English Channel. Weather permitting, we will make an overnight dash across the Channel toward the Cherbourg peninsular to a French port where we can sample some French culture and cuisine, before making the return trip back to the Solent area.
This 70 Mile trip will see you sailing overnight on Friday across the busiest waterway in the world (a great Yachtmaster qualifying passage). The trip allows us to run a watch system and for everyone to play an important and integral part in the navigation, management and running of the yacht. The trip will certainly incorporate several night hours and will give a true experience of being 'on passage'. Over the entire weekend you can expect to cover a minimum of 160 nautical miles.
Should the good old British weather prevent a Channel crossing, we will either head east towards Brighton or West toward Weymouth. In the worst case we will spend the time practicing our navigational skills and emergency drills in the testing waters of the Solent and building on our knowledge base. Whether you are just starting out on your sailing career, a newly qualified RYA Day Skipper or a budding Yachtmaster there is much to be gained from this exciting weekend of training under the guidance of an experienced RYA Yachtmaster instructor.
If you fancy brushing up on your theory beforehand, or even doing your Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory before your adventure, we offer RYA theory courses online. So if you like the idea of doing your theory in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace, take a look at our online theory courses.
We will be using comfortable and capable Beneteau Oceanis 37 yachts for this trip equipped with the latest navigational aids and even central heating! Whichever route we take, we will return to the river Hamble by 16:30 on Monday.
Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come - first served basis so don't miss out, book your spot today! If saling in UK waters is your thing, you might also be interested in our West Country Cruise or our exciting Round the Island Race.
- Professional Skipper / Instructor
- 3 Nights accommodation on board
- Breakfast, lunch and refreshments on board - evening meals ashore
- Mooring fees and fuel
- Safety equipment
- All charts and publications
Start: 19:00 on Friday 28th August 2020 at Port Hamble Marina
Finish: 16:30 on Monday 31st August 2020 at Port Hamble Marina
Event cost: £499
How to book
It's easy! Just select the adventure date you want below. Click on book, confirm that this is the adventure and date that you want and then complete your details on our secure online booking system. A 25% deposit is all that's needed, with the balance payable 30 days before your adventure starts.