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4 Day Sail / Milebuilder

Venue: Cowes

Price from: £399 per person

Duration: 4 Days

A fantastic four day milebuilding adventure - these days of sailing could take the form of a sunny cruise along the south coast, a run across the channel to France or may end up as a brisk challenging sail in heavier winds - who knows!! Whatever the weather, it will be an adventure!

 

What the Girls Had to Say

"What a four days it was! I really enjoyed it. Thank you all for everything - the warm welcome, the friendly, relaxed atmosphere, the patience of the instructors - and the female touch which put us all more in our comfort zone!!"

Starts: 10am  GFS Office at Shepards Wharf Marina 

Finishes: Ends 4pm day 4

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About The Event

A 4 day trip during which the crew can decide where we go, and take us there! 

If you are looking to complete your Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster and need to gain some extra miles, or have just started sailing and want to get practice the skillls you have started to learn, then get on board! This would be the perfect trip for you! We can choose where we go having first looked at the weather and tides and your skipper will help you pull together a passage plan to get us there!  Or you can just come along for the ride and get some miles under your belt.  Either way it'll be lots of miles to add to your log book and a lovely holiday while you're at it!

We meet on the morning of Day 1 and after a check of the weather and tides, following a full safety brief we'll head out on our 4 day adventure!

We take our boat at a leisurely speed to wherever we are going - well, it might be leisurely...it might not! We could go straight there or we may end up stopping somewhere on route...it's all up to you and what the weather and tides are doing!

Your skipper is RYA qualified and you can take advantage of her knowledge, either learning the basics of sailing, wind awareness, parts of the boat and of course how to sail it or concentrating on particular areas you wish to practice! You can be as involved as you wish, whether taking the helm, changing a sail, pulling on a few sheets or simply sitting back and enjoying the atmosphere! Whatever we do we ensure you'll be safe and have fun.

 

Pre-Course Requirements

As these trips often take us out into The Channel and may involve some night sailing it is recommended that you have some previous sailing experience preferably to RYA Day Skipper level or equivalent. Do talk to us about options and itinerary for each mile-building event.

The boat

We mostly coach on yachts of between 37 and 41ft. Our yachts have been specifically chosen as they are easy to handle, great for learning! There is no denying us girls sometimes don't have the physical strength of the boys but with our technical ability and a well-chosen yacht we can do just as well. You will usually find yourself aboard an Élan 37, Jeanneau 37 or a Beneteau 40.7. All of your time will be spent living as crew-mates on your yacht.  Most of the yachts have 9/10 berths with 3 cabins and a saloon so the boats will normally have 2 persons in each cabin i.e. 6 - this is always the case for an RYA course, MAX 6 persons on-board. On some events e.g. races we use the saloon which can sleep an additional 2-4 person. 

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About Cowes 

Cowes is widely credited as being the birthplace of UK yachting, seeing hundreds of 'yachties' descend every year on the seaside town and swelling its resident population multifold!

With a wealth of activities on and off the water and a year-round mild, sunny climate the island attracts loyal visitors and second home owners alike all year round but especially during the spring and summer months when the world class sailing conditions attract professional sailors from around the world to take part in famous regattas and races - as well as thousands of spectators who gather shoreside to watch the dramas unfold.

Easily reached by high speed passenger ferry, car ferry or even hovercraft (the island has the last remaining hovercraft service in the world) from Lymington, Southampton or Portsmouth on the mainland, the island is the perfect destination for young and old alike with plenty to see, eat and do.

Additional Info

What's included?

  • Fully coded yacht with safety equipment
  • Fully qualified RYA skipper
  • All safety equipment
  • Accommodation on board
  • Diesel, water, electricity
  • FUN, FUN, FUN

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and evening meals
  • Mooring fees
  • Departure taxes/customs entries per person
  • Clothing*
  • Sleeping bag/pillow

*Wet weather gear is available to hire, please let us know if you need it on your booking form

Why choose Girls for Sail?

·         You will be learning from our handpicked RYA Qualified Skippers

·         We strive to provide a teaching environment that instils confidence

·         We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition 

·         There's no such thing as a 'silly' question

·         No shouting onboard

·         We believe sailing is supposed to be fun

Our values are simple: Encourage, Support, Challenge and Respect!

How to book?

Click on the link below to view available dates - or if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us!

Call us on:
+44(0)1983 28 28 67

Email us on:
info@girlsforsail.com

Skype us on:
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