General (for longer trips)
Crew will join the boat Monday morning and be given a thorough safety briefing.
A decision will be made by the Skipper as to the first port of call subject to wind, weather and tide. Those students who wish to can then work on their own passage plans with supervision from the Skipper.
Typically the first port of call will be Poole or Weymouth both of which are a good sail from the Needles. This first passage may well include some night sailing and crew will be put on a watch system enabling crew members to sleep on passage if desired.
Passage times will vary from Lymington.
As well as a mile building week crew will be given every opportunity to
improve their sailing skills from knots to navigation, and sail trim to helming.
Food and Provisions
While at sea food will be available for all meals and crew will take it in turn to help with the preparation. When ashore we will provision the boat for the next leg so a great opportunity to get some local produce especially in the West Country. When in port full use will be made of the local bars and restaurants.
Needless to say we cannot guarantee the weather but will only make the channel crossing in the right conditions and any subsequent passages will also be determined by the weather.
A very quick note to say thank you very much to you and the team for a really enjoyable and informative week’s sailing. I have sailed yachts on and off for most of my life including a transatlantic race of over 3500 miles, a couple of tall ships races and numerous other adventures abroad and in the UK but I… … “Richard Knocker, Director, No Doubt Ltd”
A short message to say what a great time we had over the past two days with Edwin. He was very encouraging, informative and patient, and made the two days great fun. We both learned a lot and he was very helpful with general tips about the boat. In particular, he was very encouraging to Caroline to the degree that… … “Andy and Caroline Hamer”
I have just finished my coastal skipper aboard Seajay IV with Jamie. I have to thank you all for an amazing course and what an amazing week popping over to France then loads of technical sailing back here in the Solent. Jamie is an incredible instructor and has taken me from comp crew in February this year, to day skipper… … “Graham Ward”
Thanks, Sea Jays, Certificate received. Great course and Euan is an excellent instructor. Yacht very well equipped and really gets going above Force 4. Ran out of time yesterday to call into your office, but I will try and call in when I am next in Lymington, shouldn’t be long as the racing season gets underway soon.
Just a quick note to you and Euan to say thanks for a great Yachtmaster prep week three weeks ago. I really enjoyed the whole week, from your helpfulness in booking, through to the well-kept boats and to Euan’s patient experienced and good-humoured teaching. A great week despite the mixed weather. I’ll definitely be recommending Seajays to any interested friends… … “Andrew Halliwell”
I had a great week on the day skipper course. Gareth is a great teacher patient but demands high standards. Thanks again to him. The boat was great. Learnt a lot despite the other world distractions. Lymington is a great springboard for sailing. Would be happy to recommend.
Call us for Further Information
If you have any queries, please call Fiona on: 07764 465773
Please note that we will also run legs to France and ports as well as the Scilly Isles again subject to weather etc, please call for more information.