Sailing along the Jurassic coastline means sailing to a back drop of rolling hills, prominent headlands and pretty seaside towns set beside rivers bustling with activity from all sorts of water craft.
Starting and finishing in Southampton we will sail west out to places like Poole, Lulworth Cove, Weymouth, Portland and possibly across Lyme Bay to Brixham.
We will aim to spend each night at a different harbour town or pretty anchorage.
This is a hands on sailing trip but previous sailing experience is not essential. Our qualified RYA instructor will show you the ropes and the easy-to-follow techniques of sailing that will allow you to get the most out of your sailing experience. That said if you would rather just enjoy the scenery and catch up on some reading that is fine.
For those with more experience you can practice existing skills and continue to develop new ones. There are also opportunities to skipper parts of the trip as well.
Many crew - male and female - join us as solo travellers, though we do regularly welcome couples, families and small groups of friends.
Expect to sail between 120nm and 200nm.
This is more of a cruise and not a course, but you will gain fantastic experience and cover a lot of miles so should be be a good mile building week. This area provides challenging navigation, with its famously powerful tides.
The itinerary will be weather dependent. If conditions prevent a trip to the west then it might be more favourbale to head across the Channel to explore France and the Channel Islands. So you should bring your passport just in case.
In the unlikely situation where the conditions don’t allow us to cover lots of miles we would look to ensure you get plenty of sailing in the testing conditions that prevent the passage but in safer more sheltered local waters. Unfortunately we are not able to offer a refund or transfer to a later date if the itinerary changes due to the weather conditions.
The price includes oilskins,fuel/gas and all food on board. The only 'hidden cost' are mooring fees, These depend on where you end up each night but should be about £50pp for the week.