Blue Box Sailing

Clipper 60 full boat hire

Clipper 60 full boat hire

Clipper 60 full boat hire

Participants can experience the thrill of sailing in a safe, relaxed environment, whilst really getting involved in the crewing of the yacht, on this hands-on day out. The Solent provides the perfect sailing waters for our Clipper 60s. The 30 mile stretch of water between England and the Isle of Wight, flanked at one end by the Needles and at the other by Napoleonic forts, provides some of the most popular cruising waters in the World. Whatever the day and time of year there is always something to see in this busy stretch of water.


On arrival participants can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in our Events Centre overlooking the River Hamble. After a short safety brief aboard, we will slip lines and motor out of the River Hamble. Once in the Solent the crew will work together to hoist sails ready for a day of sailing. The exact course for the day will depend on the tides, but the Skipper will introduce participants to lots of sailing manoeuvres during this hands on experience. A racing style baguette lunch is served under sail and this provides a great opportunity to sit back and enjoy the sailing before we return to the marina for 4pm.

Our Clipper 60s are ideal for groups of complete novices through to more experienced sailors. Although all our events are hands on, there is space to sit away from the action if some of your guests would prefer to sit back, relax and just enjoy the ride.

Example schedule - single boat hire, full day

9:30am - 10am: Meet at our events centre in Hamble Point Marina for a cup of coffee or tea

10am: Board Clipper 60 Taeping, Serica or Mermerus

10am - 10:30am: The Skipper gives a short safety brief and introduction to the yacht

10:30am - 10:45am: Slip lines and motor out of the River Hamble into the Solent

10:45am: It's all hands on deck as everyone is involved in hoisting sails and getting the yacht sailing, with participants taking the wheel, using the winches and working on the foredeck.

10:45am - 1pm: Hands-on sailing around the Solent, with the course dependent on the wind and tides. The Skipper will pick a route to get the most out of the yacht.

1pm - 2pm: Some gentle sailing while you enjoy lunch on board.

2pm - 3:30pm: Lots more hands on sailing

3:30pm - 4pm: Drop sails and motor up the River Hamble.

4pm: Depart the yacht back in Hamble Point Marina.

Important Information

Where we sail: On the Solent, from Hamble Point Marina in Hamble

Event time: 10am to 4pm or 12pm to 4pm

Maximum participants: 12 if hiring one yacht, 24 if hiring two yachts, 36 if hiring three yachts

When: Contact us to check availability for your preferred dates.

Included in the price:
Exclusive use of boat
Professional Skipper and Mates aboard the Yachts
Baguette lunch and snacks
Soft drinks, bottled water, tea and coffee throughout day
Use of wet weather clothing
Lifejackets and all other safety equipment