• 2020 Round The Island Yacht race 25th September

    East Cowes Marina

    The annual Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,400 boats and around 15,000 sailors, making it one of the largests yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs. Competitors come from all over the UK, other parts of Europe and as far away as the USA to follow the 50 nautical mile course round the Isle of Wight. Starting on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, the fleet races westabout, to The Needles, round St Catherine's Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy, and back into the Solent to the finish line at Cowes. Friday: Training Day Saturday: Race Day Sunday: Leisurely sail COVID-19 measures We (and the yacht charter company) will be taking additional precautions around boat cleaning, personal hygiene and social distancing. We have also limited the number of participants accordingly. However, please do bear in mind that the nature of this trip and its itinerary may need to change if the current UK situation/guidance evolves. Please only attend at your own risk and check both government and RYA guidelines before agreeing to sail. Please make sure you are a London Sailing Club member - please pay here: https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0000ATVN4QFT To Book the trip call Colin on[masked] or book online at https://event.bookitbee.com/27132/round-the-island-yacht-race

  • LSC Monthly Social | The Admiralty Pub, Trafalgar Square

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    London Sailing Club’s monthly social event for existing members plus anyone who thinks they might be interested in sailing! This very relaxed evening is the perfect opportunity for first-timers and prospective members to find out more about the club and to meet lots of our regular sailors, skippers and trip organisers. The club pays for nibbles and bar snacks, and people buy their own drinks as they go. We meet at The Admiralty pub, 66 Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DS on the final Tuesday of every month. The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross and Leicester Square. Some people will arrive just after 6pm and most people will have arrived by 8pm. Our group is easy to spot – just look out for the London Sailing Club flags and/or table signs. Non-members and first-timers are most welcome to simply turn up – and many do! But if you feel uncomfortable doing that, then please don't hesitate to message one of the organisers or event hosts beforehand. We will then keep an eye out for you and be happy to introduce you to other members personally. Like sailors the world over, we’re a very friendly and welcoming bunch!

  • Sicily to Sardinia

    Milazzo

    £1,495.00

    Sicily to Sardinia Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island, is just off the "toe" of Italy's "boot." Its rich history is reflected in sites like the Valley of the Temples, the well-preserved ruins of 7 monumental, Doric-style Greek temples, and in the Byzantine mosaics at the Cappella Palatina, a former royal chapel in capital city Palermo. On Sicily’s eastern edge is Mount Etna, one of Europe’s highest active volcanoes. COVID-19 measures We (and the yacht charter company) will be taking additional precautions around boat cleaning, personal hygiene and social distancing. We have also limited the number of participants accordingly. However, please do bear in mind that the nature of this trip and its itinerary may need to change if the current UK situation/guidance evolves and if quarantine measures are introduced on return to the UK. PLEASE ONLY ATTEND AT YOUR OWN RISK and check both government and RYA guidelines before agreeing to sail. Please also make sure you are a London Sailing Club member: Please join here - https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0000ATVN4QFT Itinerary - Day 1, Join the boat in Milazzo, meet and get to know the team before preparing the boat for the journey. Day 2, depart after breakfast for the sail to the Lipari Islands arriving late in the day Day 3, after breakfast on board, today is dedicated to exploring the Lipari Islands Day 4, Departing the Lipari Islands we continue our journey sailing to Palermo Day 5, After breakfast its time to set sail once more for Ustica Day 6, leaving Ustica we head towards Porto Santo Stefano and our penultimate night on board Day 7, After a leisurely breakfast we head out on the final leg of our adventure to our final port of call and journeys end, Cagliari

  • Explore lovely Suffolk in a traditional yacht

    Neptune Marina Ltd

    Enjoy friendly, safe and relaxed day sailing on my traditional yacht ‘Mollymawk’, exploring the glorious Suffolk coast- an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just over an hour from London. Arrive by 9 for a cuppa and a safety briefing. Then depart downriver past ‘the jewel of the East Coast’, Pin Mill, where picturesque barges and traditional craft moor by the old boat yards. Entering the harbour and towards the open sea, view the massive container ships of Felixstowe - at a safe distance! - and historic Harwich port on the opposite shore. We aim to be back by 6pm. I’m a Coastal Skipper with the usual qualifications- see bio for more information. All activities are tide and weather dependent and the Skipper determines the final itinerary. ‘Mollymawk’ is a Maurice Griffiths Golden Hind 31. Sea kindly and with a shallow 1.1m draft which means she can explore creeks and backwaters in comfort. She’s a million miles from a charter yacht- think thatched cottage rather than modern hotel. With wooden interiors, paraffin lamps,charcoal stove, wooden cockpit and tiller steering she’s a classic. But with all the safety kit you would expect on a modern yacht - life jackets and harnesses provided Neptune Marina in Ipswich is only 1 hr by train from Liverpool st, then a 15 min walk/5 min taxi. It’s a 90 min drive with parking available next to the marina. We will have a COVID safe max of 4 aboard to give everyone the opportunity to take part. The usual Meetup sailing conditions apply- see below. What to bring: wet weather gear, boots if you have them but trainers are fine, warm clothing/hat/ suncream. Cost This is a non-commercial trip run on a shared-cost basis. The cost is £50 per person, which covers fuel, marina fees, lunch, snacks and hot/soft drinks. It doesn’t cover breakfast, evening meals, drinks ashore or getting yourself to/from the boat. Any questions, let me know. To secure your place I’ll need to take payment of the full amount 2 weeks before the trip. Note that, because this trip is being advertised via the London Sailing Club’s platforms, any participant who is not already a full member of the Club (which costs £24 per year) will need to join prior to the start of the trip COVID-19 I will be taking additional precautions around boat cleaning, personal hygiene and social distancing and you will receive guidelines specific to the boat prior to departure detailing what we all need to do to stay safe on-board. We have also limited the number of participants accordingly. Please do bear in mind that the nature of this trip and its itinerary may need to change if the current UK situation/guidance evolves. Terms & Conditions and Disclaimer By joining this trip: you accept that the Skipper has the final decision on activities and on the itinerary; you confirm that you are in good health and a competent swimmer; you recognise that sailing can potentially be a dangerous activity with both minor and substantial risks including but not limited to serious injury, drowning and death, and you engage in it at your own risk. This is a volunteer-based trip and it is run on a non-commercial, shared-cost basis so there is no commercial liability or public liability on the part of the Skipper or on the part of any crew member. By voluntarily participating in this trip, you agree to 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 then it is your own responsibility to arrange it. If the Skipper and/or the Event Host needs to cancel the trip for any reason you will be refunded in full. The Skipper and/or the Event Host reserves the right to cancel any participant. In the event of cancellation by you no refund will be given but you may be able to transfer your place to another London Sailing Club member once it is fully paid-up. By responding to this London Sailing Club (‘LSC’) trip, you acknowledge and agree that the principal purpose of the LSC is to provide a forum for members of the LSC to engage in social activities. The 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".

  • 7 Days Sardinia -Ibiza

    Cagliari

    COVID-19 measures We (and the yacht charter company) will be taking additional precautions around boat cleaning, personal hygiene and social distancing. We have also limited the number of participants accordingly. However, please do bear in mind that the nature of this trip and its itinerary may need to change if the current UK situation/guidance evolves and if quarantine measures are introduced upon return to the UK. Please only attend at your own risk and check both government and RYA guidelines before agreeing to sail. Please make sure you are a London Sailing Club member, join here: https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0000ATVN4QFT Ports of call Cagliari Cagliari is the capital city of the Italian island of Sardinia. It’s known for the hilltop Castello, a medieval walled quarter situated high over the rest of the town. Architectural highlights include the 13th-century Cagliari Cathedral. Housed in a former arsenal, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari displays bronze objects, Roman ceramics and artefacts from the Nuragic age to the Byzantine era San Antonio de Portmany San Antonio de Portmany is a town on the west coast of Ibiza, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands. It’s known for its lively nightlife and vast natural harbour, Sant Antoni’s Bay. A promenade runs from the harbour to the beaches of S’Arenal and Es Pouet. Both beaches have calm, shallow waters. Between them, the heritage site, Sa Punta des Molí, is home to a windmill, an olive oil press and a small botanical garden. Mahon Mahón, or Maó, is the capital of the Spanish island of Menorca. It’s known for its British-style Georgian houses and sheltered harbor. Santa María Church, with an ornate 19th-century organ, sits on central Plaça de la Constitució. Next to the church, the city hall has a Renaissance facade and a clock donated by the island’s first British governor. The Menorca Museum displays art and exhibits on the island's history. Palma Palma is a popular holiday destination and also the capital of Majorca and is located in the Western Mediterranean; The Gothic Santa María cathedral dominates the skyline overlooking the bay of Palma. Other famous landmarks include the Almudaina a Moorish-style Arab fortress converted to a royal residence and Bellver Castle is a medieval fortress with a distinctive circular shape. Palma has wonderful shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and nightlife. Ibiza Best known for its lively nightlife Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands, despite its reputation Ibiza boasts numerous quiet villages, crystal waters, sandy coves and beaches, yoga retreats and rugged coastline. Itinerary - Day 1, Join the boat in Cagliari, settle on board before meeting the team, getting acquainted with the boat and preparing the vessel for sea. Day 2: after breakfast we depart Cagliari and set sail for our first night port of call San Antonia. Upon arrival we will spend time planning the next part of the voyage. Day 3-5, after breakfast and one final check of the vessel, we head out to sea on the next stage of our voyage to Mahon. During this part of the voyage we will take turns on watch and navigating. Day 6, after breakfast, we depart Mahon for the journey to Palma Day 7, Departing Palma after breakfast we head out on the final leg of our journey to Ibiza

  • LSC Monthly Social | The Admiralty Pub, Trafalgar Square

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    London Sailing Club’s monthly social event for existing members plus anyone who thinks they might be interested in sailing! This very relaxed evening is the perfect opportunity for first-timers and prospective members to find out more about the club and to meet lots of our regular sailors, skippers and trip organisers. The club pays for nibbles and bar snacks, and people buy their own drinks as they go. We meet at The Admiralty pub, 66 Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DS on the final Tuesday of every month. The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross and Leicester Square. Some people will arrive just after 6pm and most people will have arrived by 8pm. Our group is easy to spot – just look out for the London Sailing Club flags and/or table signs. Non-members and first-timers are most welcome to simply turn up – and many do! But if you feel uncomfortable doing that, then please don't hesitate to message one of the organisers or event hosts beforehand. We will then keep an eye out for you and be happy to introduce you to other members personally. Like sailors the world over, we’re a very friendly and welcoming bunch!

  • Lagos, Portugal to Lanzarote - Ocean Passage

    Online event

    Lagos, Portugal to Lanzarote Offshore Voyage along coast of Morocco Lagos is a town in southern Portugal's Algarve region. It’s known for its walled old town, cliffs and Atlantic beaches. Steep wooden steps lead to the sandy cove of Praia do Camilo. The nearby cliffs of Ponta de Piedade offer sweeping headland views and a lighthouse. Igreja de Santo António, an ornate 18th-century church, sits across from the Castelo dos Governadores, a castle with a baroque facade and watchtowers. Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa administered by Spain, is known for its year-round warm weather, beaches and volcanic landscape. Timanfaya National Park’s rocky landscape was created by volcanic eruptions in the 1730s. Cueva de los Verdes has caverns formed by an underground river of lava. East-coast resort Puerto del Carmen is home to whitewashed villas, beaches and dive centres. COVID-19 measures We (and the yacht charter company) will be taking additional precautions around boat cleaning, personal hygiene and social distancing. We have also limited the number of participants accordingly. However, please do bear in mind that the nature of this trip and its itinerary may need to change if the current UK situation/guidance evolves and if quarantine measures are introduced upon return to the UK. Please only attend at your own risk and check both government and RYA guidelines before agreeing to sail. Itinerary Day 1: Join the boat in Lagos, Portugal, after settling in, time will be spent meeting the team and familiarising yourselves with the boat and preparing for the voyage. Day 2-7, after breakfast we depart Lagos and embark on our offshore voyage following the coastlines of Portugal, Spain and Morocco, during this time we will be no more than 50nm offshore . During the voyage, you will take turns on watch and at navigation, you will also have plenty of opportunity to practice astro navigation under the ever-watchful eyes of Stokey Woodall one of the world’s foremost experts in the subject. Day 7, Arrive in Lanzarote and journey's end Expedition highlights - StokeyVoyage Highlight – A master class on Celestial Navigation with Stokey Woodall "Stokey" is a well-known ocean sailor who has in 35 years made some 31 Trans-Atlantic crossings and amassed more than a quarter of a million sea miles. He is a highly respected teacher in celestial navigation and has sailed to the Azores some 89 times teaching students completing their Ocean Yachtmaster certification. Stokey will be on hand during the voyage to help you with your Astro Navigation. Only £1495 Please make sure you are a London Sailing Club member, join here: https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0000ATVN4QFT

  • LSC Monthly Social | The Admiralty Pub, Trafalgar Square

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    London Sailing Club’s monthly social event for existing members plus anyone who thinks they might be interested in sailing! This very relaxed evening is the perfect opportunity for first-timers and prospective members to find out more about the club and to meet lots of our regular sailors, skippers and trip organisers. The club pays for nibbles and bar snacks, and people buy their own drinks as they go. We meet at The Admiralty pub, 66 Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DS on the final Tuesday of every month. The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross and Leicester Square. Some people will arrive just after 6pm and most people will have arrived by 8pm. Our group is easy to spot – just look out for the London Sailing Club flags and/or table signs. Non-members and first-timers are most welcome to simply turn up – and many do! But if you feel uncomfortable doing that, then please don't hesitate to message one of the organisers or event hosts beforehand. We will then keep an eye out for you and be happy to introduce you to other members personally. Like sailors the world over, we’re a very friendly and welcoming bunch!

  • Race Across The Atlantic on a 90ft Yacht

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    Atlantic Rally (ARC) 2021 Race Across The Atlantic on a 90ft Yacht Embark on a truly unforgettable sailing adventure racing across the Atlantic Ocean. Songbird is a beautifully designed and fully crewed 90ft sailing yacht offering the ultimate in luxury yacht racing. Accommodating guests across 3 refurbished staterooms, with en-suite bathrooms. Of those people who have dreamt, planned or actually crossed an ocean there are still only a few who will have experienced that special feeling the great explorers felt whilst sailing the southerly trade wind route. Those who have were probably boat owners or their friends, so it would have been difficult to achieve this otherwise… Until now! COVID-19 measures Before we talk through the details, we (and the yacht charter company) will be taking additional precautions around boat cleaning, personal hygiene and social distancing. We have also limited the number of participants accordingly. However, please do bear in mind that the nature of this trip and its itinerary may need to change if the current UK situation/guidance evolves and if quarantine measures are introduced upon return to the UK. Please only attend at your own risk and check both government and RYA guidelines before agreeing to sail. The Atlantic Rally. Setting sail from Las Palmas the voyage to St Lucia takes around 3 weeks to complete, The race across the Atlantic to Rodney Bay in St Lucia will start on 22nd November. If the North East Trade Winds behave you can expect it to take around 14 days. The amazing atmosphere in Las Palmas builds as start day approaches. Yachts flying flags from all over the world converge on Las Palmas marina in the days running up to the start. There are seminars, talks, safety kit demonstrations plus lots of parties all organised by the race organisers. It will get hotter and hotter the closer you get to the Caribbean and you will arrive in St Lucia perfectly acclimatised to a warm tropical Caribbean welcome. And parties! Lots of parties Caribbean style. You will see the big deep blue ocean close up, a 360 degree horizon for about two weeks!, dolphins, maybe a whale or two, sunrises, sunsets, the odd other boat. You will meet some kindred spirits and likely forge friendships that will last long past the voyage. You will log about 2700nm and get some great ocean sailing experience. About me Born in Glasgow in 1979 and introduced to sailing on the River Clyde, I started my sailing career on the Bow of a Volvo 60 and have been sailing commercially for over 20 years. I have spent most of my career skippering racing yachts, competing in various races including multiple Rolex Fastnet campaigns, Atlantic races and various other offshore and inshore races. I have spent a lot of time cruising around the North Atlantic and also spent two years skippering a privately owned IY60 around the Caribbean and USA. In recent years as an RYA Instructor I have has enjoyed passing on my passion for sailing and adventure to students. I am really looking forward to visiting some amazing places, meeting new people and the new challenges that Songbird will bring. Life on Board I run a relaxed but professional ship, we will all be expected to take part in watches and helping in the kitchen but with plenty of time to learn and discover new skills. I hope you will join us on what’s promising to be a trip of a lifetime! We only have 3 spaces left onboard. BOOKING Please make sure you are a London Sailing Club member before booking this trip, join here: £24 annual membership https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0000ATVN4QFT To book your space on the boat, please click here: https://event.bookitbee.com/25925/atlantic-rally-arc If would prefer to do a bank transfer please just let me know. The costs are £4995 the same price as an average 40ft yacht and only asking for a 500 deposit to book.. Andy