Sailing Holidays

Cefalu, Sicily

Our sailing holidays can be a mixture of activities, explorations ashore and pure relaxation. We aim to arrive at a new harbour or anchorage each evening after the day's sailing. Whichever direction we head in there are many interesting places to visit.

We set sail with mixed parties on board; single people, couples, friends or families, who book by the berth. However, it is also possible for private parties to charter an entire vessel (please contact Lou or Jim for details).

On board all the boats teamwork is the order of the day. Everyone can join in under the expert guidance of the skipper. Alternatively, you can just tuck yourself up in a corner with a good book - how much or how little you choose to do on your sailing holiday is entirely up to you.

Adventure Cruises

France & The Channel Islands

This summer will be taking several extended cruises from our home berth in the Solent to France, the Channel Islands, the West Country and the Scilly Isles.

Each trip of seven days will cover between 300 and 400 nautical miles. During the cruise you will get the chance to hone your crewing or skippering skills or just relax and enjoy the sailing. We have hand picked the ports of call along the way so exploring ashore should be just as interesting. Some of the cruises offered will involve spending two or more days and nights at sea, and can have the feel of a real ocean passage.




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Channel Hops to France - Complete a 60M passage as skipper

Channel Hops

After joining your crew on Thursday/Friday evening, we set off for a day crossing to either or Cherbourg or St Vaast, arriving for an evening meal ashore. You will be free to explore the town Saturday/Sunday before leaving for a night crossing home. This trip provides experience navigating busy shipping lanes by day and night, pilotage into an unfamiliar port & once safely berthed, time to sample great French cuisine. Potential Coastal Skippers/Yachtmasters should see this as an opportunity to complete a 60M qualifying passage.

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Jurassic Coast Cruise

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A seven day cruise down the Dorset coast. A spectacular site in itself. On the way we will be visiting anchorages and harbours such as Poole, Studland Bay and Lulworth Cove. All food on board and complimentary drinks while watching the sunset included.

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Learn to sail as a family, ideal flotilla preparation

Family Sailing

Take a 5 day holiday on the water, learning together how to sail, prepare lines, make safety checks, deal with emergency situations and navigate safely. After a spending a week with a qualified instructor, you will feel much better equipped to take that first flotilla holiday or bare boat charter. RYA qualifications can be obtained during this week. Price is all inclusive for up to 6 people (5 if RYA qualifications are to be gained)

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Bareboat Charter

Bareboat Charter Hire

What is Bareboat Charter?  A bareboat charter is where you hire and sail the yacht yourself with no crew. As the name suggests bareboat is literally a 'bare' yacht with standard equipment required to sail and be comfortable, such as linen, navigation and safety equipment.

A frequent question is whether there is back up support when taking a bareboat; the answer is always yes! just because you're taking a bareboat yacht does not mean we'll see you in a week when you return. There is on the water support, whether you're just a metre out of the marina or miles away!

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Skippered Charter Hire

Skippered Charter Hire

Not a sailor? No qualification yet? Want a chauffeur? No problem!  A sailing holiday is not restricted to those who have been born at sea! It's a great activity even for those who've never left the shore before!. If you can't, or don't want to sail and would like to give it a go or a sailor who hasn't got their skippers ticket yet then don't worry' We also have Skippered charters too.

We charter you a sailing yacht with a skipper who effectively 'drives' the boat for you, and you, your friends and/or your family can muck in as much or as little as you like; this is a great activity holiday for everyone. Alternatively, if sipping a cool beer on deck is more your thing then you can leave it to the skipper to do the work.

Solent Yacht Charter