Blue Box Sailing

Solent Sailing Experience

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Solent Sailing Experience

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Open dated Vouchers are valid until 30 September 2017 .
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Join us on this hands-on, exciting day out aboard Clipper 60 Taeping, Serica or Mermerus, all proven 60ft Ocean Race Yachts. You can experience the thrill of sailing in a safe, relaxed environment, whilst really getting involved in the crewing of the yacht. You will have the opportunity to take the wheel of a Clipper 60 as she powers through the Solent and feel the buzz of working on the front of the boat for sail changes and hoists.

When you arrive you will have an opportunity to look around the yacht, before the Skipper gives a short safety brief about the day. Then we will slip lines and motor out of the River Hamble to the famous waters of the Solent. This 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. The Solent also plays host to Cowes Week, the biggest UK yachting regatta, as well as providing the start line for many Round the World Races and World Record attempts. Whatever the day and time of year there is always something to see in this busy stretch of water.

The exact course for the day will depend on the tides, but the Skipper will introduce you to lots of sailing manoeuvres during this hands on experience aboard a 60ft Ocean Race Yacht. You will be served a racing style baguette lunch under sail and this provides a great opportunity to sit back and enjoy the sailing before we return to the marina for 4pm.

Important Information

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

Event time: 10am to 4pm

Maximum participants: 12 per yacht

When: Selected midweek and weekend dates from April to October.

A baguette lunch, soft drinks and tea and coffee as well as all the safety kit such as lifejackets and wet weather clothing are provided as part of the day.

Participants must be at least 12 to come on this day and if they are 12 to 17 they must book with a parent or guardian. There is no upper age limit, but average physical ability is required.