Night Sailing Weekends

Sailing at night can be a hugely satisfying experience that exposes the sailor to rewards and challenges not faced in daylight hours. Phosphorescent trails and star light skies on one hand. Unseen approaching gusts and squalls on the other, plus the obvious challenge of how to navigate!

These weekends are aimed at those that have done plenty of sailing but not much night sailing, for recently qualified Day Skippers or above, for boat owners looking to gain confidence of sailing at night or for anyone just wanting to night sail.

The Solent is a great place to practice and learn to night sail. There are so many navigational marks and buoys blinking away and other craft moving about not to mention the myriad of background shore lights that all do their best to confuse and confound. Picking out leading lights, for example into New Town Creek, or sectored lights like into busy Portsmouth are skills that can't be learnt and improved. These night sailing weekends are about giving you experience and tips in such settings.

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We generally run these weekends between October and April when darkness descends early enough to allow plenty of sailing in the dark without having to stay up ridiculously late. Joining the boat at 2pm on the first day you will set sail that afternoon and sail until around midnight. There will be a leisurely start to the 2nd day, some sailing during the day plus a bit of a rest in the afternoon before sailing that evening through to midnight or so again.

On the last day you will sail back to Shamrock Quay to be finished and away by 1pm.

Night Sailing Weekends - Dates

Dates
Locations
Format
Price

Night Sailing Weekend starting afternoon of 9th December
Weekend
£ 497

Night Sailing Weekend starting afternoon of 3rd February
Weekend
£ 497

Night Sailing Weekend starting afternoon of 4th March
Weekend
£ 497
Contact us
0203 006 3717
Our Locations
Southampton

Shamrock Quay

William Street

Southampton

Hampshire

SO14 5QL

London

c/o Cruising Association

CA House

1 Northey Street

London

E14 8BT

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