Sail Training Series - weekend of sailing the Solent

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Looking to sharpen your skills? Feeling competitive?

This event has changed to allow new and relative newbies in - we will do practice some drills, tac-nav (tactics and navigation), study tidal streams, wind, traffics, rules of the road, wind shadowing, etc. + of course - Sunday reserved for Practice starts! One of the most important elements - the start. (includes 'finding the start line'... :)

Costs include:
Inshore sailing
Charter of one Sunsail Match First 40s Yachts
Berthing at Port Solent

Itinerary:
Friday evening 19:00 Arrive at Port Solent to collect the yacht. overnight on board.
Saturday & Sunday First start, not before 10.30am, courses set depending upon conditions
Overnight on board.
Sunday evening 16:30 Return to Port Solent

About me:
I have over 5,000 nm racing miles, including 2x Fastnet, RTIR (class winner), several inshore and offshore races behind me. Total log in the region of 7,000 nm. I also regularly race Daring-class keelboats off Cowes.

Looking to develop sailing/racing skills and establish a team, hopefully. This will be an active weekend - no passengers - sorry!

About you:
With at least 100nm yacht sailing experience, some RYA qualifications welcome. Not a total newbie... willing to learn/improve skills and generally interested in sailing. Some dinghy experience very welcome,

The boat is big enough to sleep 8. We will train with 6-7 crew.

Costs:
Share of charter -
If total 6 = £200
If Total 7 = £175

+ add for meals and drinks on board (allow £20-25 each) + add for meals and drinks ashore (usual UK prices).

£150 payment required to book - only refunded if the event is cancelled. Balance 4 weeks before the weekend.

Note that your personal insurance in NOT included but recommended.

Any questions - let me know!
~Gaurav