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Explore the beautiful peaceful Medway and the East Coast in winter. A chance to brush up your skills and maybe learn some new ones with a friendly skipper (me!) and first mate Sam (who is just back from a voyage on Clipper 2018).Check out her amazing blog here; https://shewhosails.com Look out for wildlife on the marshy foreshore, wrecks in the estuary and spectacular industrial landscapes. Tides and weather permitting we could visit remote creek anchorages, the island port of Queenborough, or the historic harbours of Ramsgate or Burnham. Skill level- minimum: RYA competent crew or equivalent sailing experience. Cost-£150 + £12 LSC temp membership fee + shared kitty for food/fuel/marina fees. Our comfortable, spacious Jeanneau has 8 berths- we will be taking 6 max. Plus heating, modern chart plotter and nav instruments. Some night sailing is likely (as it gets dark at around 4pm!), plus river and coastal. Opportunities ashore for a meal/pub visit/exploring. More details from [masked] To confirm your place please email as above or message in Meetup
LSC London social event for new and regular members :) This is a very informal evening with organisers, skippers, regular members and many first-timers. Some people arrive just after 6pm and most people before 8pm. We try to have at least one event host, flags and table signs available by 7pm. There will be no formal reception or name tags. Simply introduce yourself to a group of friendly people chatting away. If you feel uncomfortable with this, don't hesitate to message one of the organizers or event hosts before the event, let them know what time you're arriving and they will be happy to introduce you personally. The Tattershall Castle is a boat moored near Embankment tube station. When you leave the station towards the river, cross the road and then turn right. Pass under the bridge. Tattershall castle is the second boat. We usually congregate opposite the bar in the 'cubby hole' area. Lookout for London Sailing and/or Meetup flags or table signs. If in doubt ask the bar staff where the London sailing group is. #social
Great way to experience some winter sailing - this is one of the lower cost ways to enjoy some serious cruising sailing on the Solent in a relaxed and friendly environment. No previous experience necessary - we'll be 6 or 7 on a fully equipped Bavaria 38 sailing yacht with 3 cabins and 8 berths. The plan is to set off from Haslar Marina in Gosport and get some fabulous sailing in around the Isle of Wight and the Solent. Subject to weather, tides and crew we will explore such places as Cowes, Yarmouth, the Needles, Lymington or even Poole as well as other places in and around the south coast. Gosport is easy to get to by train (every half hour from Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour) or there is free parking at the marina. Plus – I will likely be driving down from London so happy to give you a lift down. The boat: (2010 Baviaria 38) based in Gosport MCA Cat2 coded with full safety equipment including life jackets, life raft, DSC radio, as required for coding. The boat also benefits from central heating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujoGhWYrvX8&feature=player_embedded https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAMEIcnDY1o&feature=player_embedded An ideal itinerary would be Friday at 20:30 meet at the boat collect the shopping and have dinner Sat and Sun - sail in the day and early evening spending the night in either Lymington or Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) and return to Gosport by 15:30 Costs - £110 for the weekend (or £98 for LSC members) plus share of food, fuel and marina costs (shouldn't come to more than £20 max). Checklist of things to bring: • Suitcase: Space is limited on the boat so bring soft bags only • Clothing: warm and waterproof, hat sailing gloves (don’t forget sun cream as well). • Bedding: You will need a pillow case and sleeping bag (or duvet and sheets); there are pillows on board (you can bring your own as well) • Towel • Shoes: soft non-marking shoes only please (or sailing boots). • Food and drink: I will do a shop before the trip including cereals, eggs and bacon, pasta, chocolate, bread, butter, tea, coffee, water etc. Let me know if there is you can’t eat/live without • Health: let me know if you have any health issues! Think of bringing sea-sickness pills if you are affected. *NB sailing in ski gear is not recommended! Disclaimer By responding to this Meetup ® you acknowledge and agree that: o the principal purpose of the event is to provide a forum for members of the London Sailing Club Meetup ® group to engage in social activities including sailing; o The itinerary will be agreed between the participants of the Meetup ® event based on wind, weather and other constraints and subject to the agreement of the skipper; o You have satisfied yourself that you have adequate insurance to cover any activity envisaged in this Meetup ®, including possible repatriation expenses in the event of injury, accident or bad weather, or do so at your own risk; o You recognise that sailing can be a dangerous activity and you engage in it at your own risk; o You recognise that the boat’s skipper’s main concern is the safety of the crew and agree to behave responsibly and in accordance with any instructions of the skipper; o 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”; o The event details described in this notice (including any notes) in conjunction with a written acceptance of payment from the event host (usually be email) shall constitute a written agreement between you and the event host; o any amounts paid by you to the event host in respect of this Meetup ® event (net of any bank charges) shall be returned to you in full if for any reason the Meetup ® event is cancelled; o the event host shall in no circumstances be held liable for any amount exceeding any moneys already paid.
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 at 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 + £12 LSC temp membership fee. 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".