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Bubbly and Sail!

Venue: Cowes

Price from: £249 per person

Duration: 2 Days

Girls For Sail Verdict

This will be a magnificant weekend! We aim to have a wonderful leisurely sail with a glass of bubbly in hand whilst watching the world go by! Lovely dinners in the evening in quaint towns such as Yarmouth to round off a wonderful day at sea! 

Looking for a mini break?!....this weekend is for you! Let your hair down!

Starts: Friday 7:30pm @ the GFS Office, Cowes

Finishes: Sunday 4pm, Cowes

About The Event

These events don't happen that often so grab yourself a glass of bubbly and do it in style!!  This will be a fantastic weekend where you can get to know like minded people and even meet a few new friends!  You can do as much or as little sailing as you like.  Take the helm, brush up on some skills, try your hand at sailing!  If you're thinking of learning to sail, this is the weekend to try! 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! We will gently cruise around the quaint and lively parts of the south coast taking in the atmosphere.

These events are ideal for both absolute beginners and those who want to just get away with a good fun crowd. Also ideal for Skippers who want a relaxed weekend taking charge - the RYA qualified skipper will step aside and coach you in a calm manner building your confidence

We will gently cruise around the Solent taking in the sites. The weekend will depend on the wind and tide and on where you would like to go.

Whatever we do we ensure you’ll be safe and have fun. Why not get a gang of friends together and have a fun-filled couple of days together?

To celebrate the start of summer we are including a gourmet lunch which you can enjoy with a glass or two of champagne while looking out over the beautiful Solent!

Other Activities

Why not visit the pub for a lovely meal, or anchor in a beautiful bay and brave the English waters for a swim!!

Take a look around the beautiful town of Lymington, and see what it has to offer…

 

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. 

Weather

April to September sees fine sailing conditions in the Solent. Be prepared with sun-cream as well as fleeces! Pre April, bring warm clothing and some wet weather gear!!

What’s included?

  • Exclusive use of yacht
  • Professional RYA qualified Skipper
  • Unlimited tea and coffee
  • Breakfasts 7 Lunches
  • A glass or 2 of bubbly of course!

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and evening meals
  • Mooring fees
  • Departure taxes/customs entries per person
  • Any clothing
  • *Accommodation upgrades where available

  

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 it's 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.

Sample Itinerary

Cast off from Cowes and head west to the peaceful nature reserve of Newtown Creek where you might drop anchor for lunch . If you're lucky you may find yourself in the company of one or two of the resident seals as they bask along the shore! After lunch, it'll be sails up for a leisurely cruise back towards Cowes - this is your day so you can be as hands-on as you like...or just sit back and let your skipper do all the work whilst you enjoy the scenery! Followed by a relaxing sociable evening and a chilled glass of something bubbly

Additional Info

 

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+44(0)1983 28 28 67

Email us on:
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