4 - 6 August 2017 : Cowes Fireworks Solent Cruise - 4th to 6th August
This event is now WAITLISTED - please contact Berenice on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place on the waitlist, should you be interested.
Cowes Fireworks Cruising Weekend 4th - 6th August
Join us for this great fun weekend of sailing and experiencing the party atmosphere at the end of the world famous "Cowes Week" Sailing Regatta! Dancing to live bands and partying until late.
We leave Hamble Point Marina by early evening on the Friday to sail over to Cowes on the Isle of Wight. We should have the fantastic experience of watching a flying display on our trip over – previous years displays include the Red Arrows and RAF Tornados.
Keep an eye on the Cowes Week website for exact details - see:
We'll make sure we're in time to see the fantastic fireworks display! And then we'll join in with the end of Cowes week parties - on both Friday and Saturday nights. Live bands will be playing on stage on the main boatyard, and there will be bars set up in marquees, with food and clothing stalls etc. There's a real party atmosphere throughout Cowes, and many of the Cowes pubs will also have live bands playing.
It's not just about partying - we will get out for a sail on Saturday and Sunday. We may cruise east around the Solent Forts, or west to the world-famous Needles, passing the towering chalk cliffs at Freshwater Bay and the multi-coloured sandstone cliffs of Alum Bay. We might anchor near Queen Victoria's favourite Osbourne House for lunch on board – maybe even a swim! Wherever we go, you are guaranteed to see a lot of other boats, big and small, old and new, under sail and motor, all out enjoying these unique waters.
There's an extra treat in store on Sunday as it's the start of the biennial Fastnet Race. This classic 600-mile race is the world's biggest offshore race with 340 boats entered. This year, the RORC Race Committee has lifted the 100ft monohull limit, which has opened the race up to the new breed of superyachts so this promises to be an even more spectacular sight than usual!
We return to Hamble Point Marina at around 4-5pm on Sunday afternoon for a quick tidy-up before we head home.
Your Skipper will be an experienced Offshore sailor who is a member of Corinthians and has volunteered to Skipper this trip. Whilst not an Instructor, they will be very happy to share their knowledge and love of sailing. You can get as involved in the sailing as much as you like, and we all help with cooking and clearing up, etc.
Please note the standard Offshore T&Cs apply - see http://www.lcsc.org.uk/sailing/yachting-general
Solo sailors, either beginners or experienced are all welcome, but it is likely you will share a cabin with another club member. We do our best to accommodate friend requests, but may need to balance out crew experience etc.
At £160 for the weekend, the club weekends are cheaper than commercial trips.
Note: you will also need to pay your share of on board expenses including food, drinks, and fuel and mooring fees.
NB Mooring fees will be higher than usual as it's Cowes Week.
Last updated 9:12am on 17 July 2017