Sailing Day – £149 + VAT per person
A day’s sailing and informal racing, including breakfast and lunch
(Minimum 10 participants – contact us for alternatives for fewer participants)
Date: Any midweek day (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday)
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Cost: £149 + VAT per person
Start and Finish Point: Hamble Point Marina, Southampton SO31 4JD
|09:00||Participants meet at the Ketch Rigger Pub/restaurant adjacent to our office. Those requiring wind/wet weather clothing will be kitted out. Breakfast will be provided in the Ketch Rigger, comprising tea, coffee, orange juice and bacon or sausage baps. Your skippers will introduce themselves over breakfast and will then take the participants to the yachts.|
|09:30||Skippers carry out a safety briefing on board.|
|10:00||Yachts leave the marina. During the morning the skipper will explain the basics of sailing and navigation to those who are interested. Guests may navigate and helm under the skipper’s direction.|
|12:30||Moor in a location such as Osborne Bay – Osborne House can be seen from the water, or in the Beaulieu River, for lunch on board (rolls, wraps, savouries, cake). Depending on the interests of the guests and the aims for the day, lunch may be a leisurely affair or may be a little shorter to allow more sailing time. Over lunch the skippers will discuss basic racing technique and tactics with the participants and all will agree a course around buoys, depending on wind and tides.|
|14:00||Yachts get underway again for an informal race around the agreed course. Participants may sail and navigate the course with the skippers standing by, advising and helping out as required.|
|16:30||Return to Hamble Point Marina, and awards presentation in the Ketch Rigger Pub.|
We charter regularly from HPYC and always find the boats are clean, well maintained and properly equipped. The handover and breifing process is always efficeint and thorough so we get away quickly and we know support is available if there are any difficulties. The marina locatioin is also a great plus, giving easy and quick access to the Solent with optoins ot go east or west depending on the tides. All of the team at HPYC are very friendly and helpful and we really appreciate the great service they provide.
Thoroughly enjoyed the week. Four days sailing with Leigh as skipper; made up the itinerary as we went along - across to Cowes then down to Lulworth Cove and back. Several of us have sailing experience but did not have the experience to navigate the tides and currents of the south coast. Leigh was brilliant - quickly got us doing all the work within our own abilities and his knowledge and experience was exceptional. Knew his stuff. Great fun and pretty good value for money all once you divided it up between the seven of us. Not quite enough storage for all the beer however...
Very efficient and friendly service, quick and slick handover and return. Communication with Alex was very good, both by telephone and emails. I’d never sailed a Gib Sea 37 before but Viola is quick under sail and motor, very noisy in tick over as was pointed out at the handover but equally quiet with a few revs, in fact almost ‘electric’ quiet one crew member remarked. The heavy kick to port in astern can be used to good effect when close quarter manoeuvring. Plenty of electronics ( I brought charts with me but didn’t need them, the plotter at the helm was great ) All in all, Viola was a credit to you and I wouldn’t hesitate to charter her again... Although I do like the look of the Halberg Rassey on the next berth ! Perhaps next year? Many thanks Alex and the team.
We had an excellent weekend on board a 36 ft yacht, Aeolus, chartered from HPYC. The boat was in great condition, fully equipped with no problems at all, Booking, collection and returning the boat all went very smoothly and the staff were all super friendly and efficient. Hamble Point Marina is also a really nice spot and a great place to start out from. HPYC will definitely be our first choice for our next charter.
Had another amazing week sailing thanks to HPYC. The team here are so friendly; Alex, Josh and Dave are a really credit to the business - nothing seems to much trouble and we shall definitely be visiting again next year. Here’s to hoping we have another mid 20’s heatwave.....please.