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Winter is a magical time to sail. The marinas and the sea are quiet and we have space and calm. If the weather is good the sailing is fantastic, as we can experience nature at its best, pure and not overcrowded. If the weather is not so good we will work around it and go to Cowes or somewhere close and either have a nice dinner or cook together on board before going out or having a relaxing evening on the boat… It is a very relaxing experience, as the sun rises not too early and neither do we plus the price is great too. Hope to see you all.... Friday: We meet at the boat between 1900 and 2000 load the food and go for a nice dinner in a local pub, have a safety briefing and sleep on the boat. Please make sure you are at the boat no later then 20:00. If that does not work you can join Saturday morning. Saturday: We start around 0900 with a safety briefing and some basic instructions then, depending on weather, wind and crew we aim to sail around the Solent and to the Isle of Wight, visiting Beaulieu and Cowes or maybe Lymington or Yarmouth. Then go ashore for a stroll and/or dinner and stay overnight in one of the marinas, sleeping on the boat. There are some really nice pubs and bars if we decide to "push the boat out" a bit... Sunday: Depending on weather and the night before we will get up at a leisurely time, have breakfast on the boat and have another day of leisurely sailing. We will arrive at around 1600 tidy the boat and return to London. Our Boat: The yacht is a 38 foot Beneteau with MCA safety coding for 8 people. We will be 6 to 8 people on board and everyone will get involved in every part of sailing. This trip is for people of all levels including complete beginners. What’s included? The cost of £165/person for the charter. There will be a small kitty for all food and drinks aboard, marina charges, diesel. What is not included? Transport from and to the yacht and a security deposit of £50 per person (cheque is fine), which will be returned if there is no damage to the yacht – (see below). Personal insurance is recommended but not included. Terms and conditions: Please read carefully. By joining this trip you accept that the Skipper has the final decision on activities and the itinerary, with safety of crew and the yacht in mind. This means that depending on wind and weather the trip may have to be changed or cancelled. If the trip is cancelled you will receive a refund, if the trip is changed you will not. By joining this trip you confirm that you are in good health and are a competent swimmer. (This should be self-understood for a watersport.) This is a shared costs venture, so there is no commercial liability or public liability on the part of the Skipper or on the part of any crew member. You take part at your own risk and absolve the Skipper and crew from all liability arising out of any action or inaction, with the exception of intentional harm. If you wish to have insurance cover it is your own responsibility to arrange it. By joining this trip you accept shared responsibility for the yacht, and you will need to provide a damage deposit of £50 in cash on the day. Please don't let this put you off, the damage deposit will not be touched except in the unlikely event that we damage the yacht or its fittings. Any damage cost will be equally shared amongst the trip attendees regardless of the cause. The Meetup ® event host is an occasional event-host and not a professional organiser (as such term is defined under The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992); accordingly this event shall not be construed as a “package tour” or "package holiday". The weekend will go ahead as the yacht is booked and paid for. This trip is also advertised on other sailing meetup groups, so some crew members may be from those.