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.
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.