Perfect for novice sailors and experienced yachtsmen, there is something for everyone on this action packed, hands on half-day sailing trip. Everyone aboard has the opportunity to try all aspects of sailing one of these famous yachts - from steering to winching, you will put these formula one style boats through their paces under the guidance of an experienced and skilled professional crew. A lunch of a baguette, snacks, soft drinks and tea or coffee is also provided.
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Meet the crew just before 12pm for a cup of tea or coffee before heading down to the pontoons to board a Clipper 60 either Taeping, Serica or Mermerus - all stunning 60ft Round the World Ocean Race Yachts. The professional crew will then introduce you to the yacht and give a short safety brief before slipping lines. Enjoy a baguette lunch as you motor out of the picturesque river Hamble to the famous sailing waters of the Solent. Here you will help hoist the sails and get your first taste of sailing, as the yacht starts to move under wind power alone. This is a hands on experience, so you will be actively involved in sailing the yacht throughout the day. There is an opportunity for everyone to take the wheel and steer the yacht and when not steering there are plenty of other important jobs on board to keep you busy as you become a valuable member of crew aboard this 60ft Ocean Race Yacht for the afternoon. This experience runs for approximately 4 hours.
Your voucher is valid for ten months. This package is for one person. This experience is available on Fridays only from April - October. This experience is suitable for people over the age of 12. Anyone aged 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a full paying parent or guardian. To avoid disappointment please ensure you give at least four weeks' notice to secure summer dates as this is a seasonal experience. The skipper reserves the right to curtail the experience on safety grounds if the weather becomes severe. In the event that weather prevents the experience from taking place your date will be rescheduled. This experience is not suitable for those who suffer from seasickness. Participants should be able to move around the vessel, which includes climbing up a short ladder to move between decks. Participants should be aware that they will need to be able to sit on the deck of the yacht, which is like sitting on the floor. You are advised to wear non-marking, flat soled footwear such as trainers or deck shoes. All dates are subject to availability.