Weekend Sailing  Start Yachting  Friday 24th July  only £199

Weekend Sailing Start Yachting Friday 24th July only £199

Book now for a great day on the water

Friday, 24th July 2020 at 6:00pm
East Cowes marina

Event description


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.

Sample Itinerary:

Friday 7.00pm – arrive onboard explore the many restaurants & Bars

Saturday 9.00am – after a leisurely breakfast set sail for Morning sail maybe 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


  • RYA Start Yachting Weekend
  • Discover the Solent from a new viewpoint
  • Perfect for novice to experienced sailors
  • Professional skipper to show you the ropes
  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Fizz
  • Includes all safety equipment, instructions & tuition
  • Sail to & from Island
  • Explore bays, moorings & beaches
  • RYA recognised training school


There are no pre-requisites for this day sail, and no previous sailing experience is required. 

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