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.
Clipper 60 full boat hire
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 InformationWhere 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