Solent by Night - October
Solent by night cruise
Most of you will have sailed the Solent by day, hopping from the Hamble to Yarmouth or Portsmouth to Cowes, sunglasses on, taking in the sights as you go.
But how many have sailed it at night with nothing but the navigation lights to guide you? The Solent feels totally different under the night sky. So pack your torch and join us for a weekend cruise with a difference.
We will meet up on Friday evening at Port Hamble Marina, have a safety briefing and then head out for a short night sail, perhaps anchoring up somewhere until morning if the weather suits. Saturday morning will start with breakfast on board and a chat about the night before and the plans for the following night, which could include viewing some sector lights for harbour entry or watching the container ships enter the Solent. This is great practice for aspiring day and coastal skippers, and a different insight into sailing for competent crew.
Your Skipper will be an experienced offshore sailor who is a member of Corinthians and has volunteered to Skipper this trip. Although 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 everyone helps with cooking and clearing up.
We will return to Port Hamble Marina at around 4.00pm on Sunday afternoon for a quick tidy-up before heading home. The charter yachts will be 35-40 foot and comfortable for 6-8 people, but obviously dependant upon final numbers.
COST: The price of this weekend is £255 per person (not including food & drink or mooring fees and fuel which will be shared amongst all on board).
Please sign up & pay online to secure your place.
Please note, the sailing will be starting on the Friday evening so arriving on Saturday morning will not be an option for this weekend.
T&C's, Safety and general information can be found on the club website at www.lcsc.org.uk/yacht-cruises/yachting-general. Please ensure you have read and understood these before signing up.
Last updated 8:22am on 9 December 2023