CAT 187 – Solent Explorer – £115 Bursary Available – SOLD OUT
Start Date: 05/04/2018
Age: 12 to 15
Start Port: Portsmouth
End Port: Portsmouth
Voyage Grade: 2 – no sailing experience needed
Bursary: Up to £ 115 – Apply for a Bursary
Brochure Price: £379
• Ideal starter voyage
• Sail along the coast or across the Solent
• NEW FOR 2018 – Learn how to handle the vessel under engine (she’s got 2 engines!)
• Meals are included
• Build sailing knowledge, make friends and have fun!
Explore the South Coast and learn to sail on this 3 night Solent Explorer voyage.
You will learn the fundamental aspects of and by the end of the voyage you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.
You may have the opportunity to sail along the coast to Poole or Lymington or across the Solent to Cowes or Yarmouth. This route will be planned at the beginning of the voyage and reviewed each day depending on the weather conditions and time available.
As part of the voyage itinerary, the plan will be to hand the vessel over to you (closely supervised by our crew) so you can learn how to handle and manoeuvre a large yacht under engine.
The first day will include meet and greet followed by a safety briefing before heading out into the Solent. You will then begin to learn basic sailing techniques and experience man over board practice. The evening will be spent alongside where you will have the traditional Tall Ships’ fajitas dinner.
Over the following days you will build your sailing knowledge whilst having fun and making friends. You will be involved with all aspects of sailing the yacht from looking after the boat to cooking and cleaning. After a day at sea most evenings will be spent covering theory, relaxing and socialising or you may have the chance to go ashore.
Whilst every effort will be made to deliver the above voyage content sometimes, due to weather and crew’s ability, the content may need to change. Please see below for our full Conditions of Booking.
Passport – Where passport required is indicated, the voyage will start and/or finish abroad or a UK based voyage will aim to visit abroad.
D of E – All of our voyages of 4 nights or more qualify for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential section. Please let our Reservations Team know before sailing if you want to use to use the voyage for the residential section.
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To book a Sailing Voyage you will need the Crew's personal, next of kin, medical, passport (if applicable) and payment details to hand. Payments are secure and quick.
Sailing Voyage prices include accommodation, meals, tea, coffee, squash and snacks whilst onboard, safety equipment, waterproofs and sail training. They do not include flights, organised excursions, meals ashore, transport to/from the vessel, departure tax, optional extras and surcharges.