Solent trips generally start from the Hamble or another location easily accessible from London making them an extremely good option for a weekend away sailing. These cruises can be very popular and you may need to sign up early to ensure a place. See Upcoming Yacht Events for our next Solent trips.
A lot of our Solent trips simply give members the opportunity to get together and sail around the Solent however many have a definite destination or purpose, be that Social or Skill Building.
Some of the more popular social trips include:
- The Hot Toddy: usually held in the Autumn. 5-10 boats sail to Cowes and hold a Pontoon party with awards for the best Hot Toddy!
Other Themed Trips include:
- New Member Weekends: An opportunity to meet other new members and try yacth sailing with the club. Anyone who has never been on a Yacht before will be given an introduction to the basics.
- Skills Development Weekends: themed around practising certain skills in a supportive club environment.
For most trips the crew will meet up on Friday evening at the marina and sleep on the boat. On the Saturday, there is a day's sailing to a location within easy reach, where the crew will spend the night, again on the boat. The boat will then return to its starting point on Sunday, allowing everyone to get home by the evening.
Some of the MIlebuilder weekends may go further afield and involve night sailing and taking a day's holiday.The boat is normally chartered and is typically 36 to 40 foot, sleeping up to 8 people.
Last updated 13:55 on 29 January 2018