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Sailing & watching the J-class regatta in the Solent 21-22\\/07\\/2012

  • Jul 20, 2012 · 5:00 PM

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 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.


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  • Francesca D.

    Hi Alexander, when do we go for the next sailing adventure? :) cheers!

    August 28, 2012

  • Francesca D.

    Great organization and good group. the weather was amazing so everything was perfect!

    July 25, 2012

  • Alexander

    A memorable weekend thanks to a great crew - great food (special thanks to Francesca) the great summer weather (unbelievable) and the amazing J-Boat race. A very special Thank-you goes to Neil Pritchard-Meaker who despite last minute notice made himself available as back-up skipper and led us up the Beaulieu River further than most Kayaks go. Always great to sail with you Neil and thanks to everyone on this trip for joining and making this a really special weekend.

    July 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    i Soo wanna gooo (but i can´t, family obligations!) how about doing the same thing the next weekend? :)

    July 19, 2012

  • Bassem A.

    Hi Alexander how many spaces are still available. Thanks

    July 19, 2012

  • Alexander

    Hi Sylvain. I did reply, I mailed you via this site on 28/06, 04/07 and 06/07 and received copies of the mails so they must have left the site but got no response. We have now already booked and paid for a smaller boat. I can't change the booking, so please don't send any money and please don't join as there is not enough space.

    July 15, 2012

  • Alexander

    Hi All - Sorry but no further spaces available as we had to finalise the charter. Emma and Sylvain I haven't heard from you despite several emails please don't send any money/attend. I had to take a smaller boat as I hadn't heard from you and we are now full.

    July 13, 2012

  • Francesca D.

    Hi Alexander, how can I pay? thanks, Francesca

    July 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry won't be able to make it that week, was really looking forward to it!! :(

    July 3, 2012

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