Book now for a great day on the water
Friday, 23rd June 2017
East Cowes marina
Start Yachting – A short introduction to sailing for complete beginners.
We run our Start Yachting courses over two days, mostly weekends, We will meet the yacht on Saturday morning, for a full day sailing around the solent, then will aim to moor up in Cowes or Portsmouth to sample some local food and enjoy a leisurely evening. Sunday morning we will have another full day learning and practicing all of your new found skills. We will aim to be back at your drop off point by 1600
By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.
Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competence Crew course in a reduced time of three days or two weekends.
Sail the harbours and bays of the Solent, experiencing the perfect mix of party, adventure, culture, and relaxation with Venture Sailing.
If you have ever wanted to try sailing or have a fun day out with family or friends then these packages with Venture Sailing – an RYA recognised training school – are for you.
These sailing Weekends will appeal to both sailors and newcomers alike. You provide the human power and teamwork to sail the yacht to the next destination.
You will join the yacht and meet the skipper/instructor and the other crew. You will be shown around the boat, and, after a safety briefing will set sail.
You will be involved ‘hands-on’ from the beginning and might even find yourself helming the boat down the Solent.
This will be a short trip of about two-three hours to a mooring or anchorage in the Solent and a well-earned lunch ether around the saloon table or ashore at a local pub.
All Venture Sailing skippers are chosen for their experience, patience and understanding. They will show you how to do everything from the beginning so that you are able to participate right from the start.
Although you will be working and exercising as part of a crew you will be given individual guidance and instruction. As each hour passes you will acquire new skills and grow in confidence.
The atmosphere aboard is relaxed and the emphasis is on having fun – exactly what sailing is supposed to be.
Friday 5.00pm – meet the yacht in Cowes
Friday 6.00pm – set Sail for Southampton Ocean Village or Portsmouth
Friday 8.00pm – arrive in Southampton & explore the many restaurants & Bars
Saturday 9.00am – after a leisurely breakfast set sail for the next destination with a stop in one of the many bays around the Solent – with time for a swim
Saturday midday – enjoy Lunch aboard the boat
Depending on the tide you might head to Portsmouth or Lymington after a full day sailing & learning the ropes we – aim to arrive around 4.00pm
Saturday evening – enjoy Dinner ashore
Sunday 9.00am – after a leisurely breakfast set sail for another full day sailing
Sunday 4.00pm – aim to arrive back in Cowes
There are no pre-requisites for this day sail, and no previous sailing experience is required.
Friday, June 23rd 2017
Bookings close: June 24th 2017
East Cowes Marina
Isle of Wight
Click here for Google Directions to East Cowes Marina!
A regular direct service runs from London Waterloo to Southampton Central. Journey time is approx. 1hr 10 mins. From there about 15 minutes taxi ride – to Red Funnel Ferry and then a short walk.
Taxi telephone numbers: Radio Cars (Southampton) 02380 666666