Hi - we still have spaces available due to non-payment -
I have reserved a nice 37 foot fully MCA coded (i.e. all the safety equipment is on board) yacht in Southampton starting Friday 20/07/2012 evening and returning the yacht late Sunday afternoon 22/07/2012.
This will be a particularly busy weekend in the Solent as 1000's of people will come to see the J-Class regatta. You can see these magnificent boats on http://www.youtube.com/JClassYachts. Weather and crew permitting I would like to follow the J-Class race course round the Isle of Wight but we will adapt our route to the weather and the crew to make sure everyone on board is safe.
I am a qualified RYA - Dayskipper and have my VHF licence and a few other qualifications. I have skippered in the Solent and the Mediterranean and organised a few trips for this meetup before, which were great fun.
The plan is to leave London for Southampton no later than 1730 on Friday and arrive at the boat around 1900 and have dinner. The next morning we will get up early, set sail and either follow the J-class boats around the Isle of Wight or cruise around the Solent. As it will be incredibly busy we may have to return to our home marina to combine sailing and socialising. Sunday will be for leisurely cruising and might include a swim for the brave ones.
The cost of charter and food on board is £175 per person plus there will be small expenses for meals, marinas and possibly fuel.
Please feel free to ask if you have any queries.
Hope you can join us to have a great weekend and watch these wonderful boats in a classic race.