What we're about

Sundowners is London’s Premier Sailing Club. The Med's best yacht flotilla holidays, for the good life in sailing.

Providing yacht flotillas in the Mediterranean, Solent and UK sailing for club members with RYA qualified skippers. We operate as a virtual, not for profit, sailing club based in London and the south coast, including boat owner sailing, club regattas and charter based events.

Sailing with Sundowners offers great opportunities to sail all over the world, with fellow members who share a common interest, and for UK sailing in company making some great friends along with great sailing. Our aim is to draw together like minded people to enjoy the sport and for the company. We have a team of experienced organisers who have organised a lot of these events before with a tried and tested formula.

We launched the Club on the 21st October 2015 on the RS Hispaniola with an extensive calendar of overseas events for the 2016 season. We’ve just completed our second year with a great programme of cruising events at home and abroad. We’re also offering bespoke coaching weekends in the Solent as well as formal RYA courses.

The place for local meetups around London, South East and the Midlands for anyone interested in sailing. Great fun, great friends, great sailing!

Upcoming events (4)

The Cyclades Islands

Paros

For our first trip to the Med next summer we’re heading for the Cyclades in Greece. These islands lie in the Aegean Sea between Athens and Rhodes. The name “Cyclades” refers to the islands forming a circle (“circular islands”) around the tiny island of Delos, once the trading centre for the whole of Greece. There are some 250 islands and islets, among which only 24 are inhabited, with their blue and white villages, tiny churches, many windmills and steep and narrow alleys taking you down to the sea. Full details can be found at https://www.sundowners.org.uk/events/the-cyclades-islands-greece-2020/

Galicia - Northern Spain

Vigo

Situated just south of Biscay in Spain’s northwest it is a verdant region with an Atlantic coastline. Galicia National Park is a pocket cruising ground with offshore islands, stunning anchorages in bays with sandy beaches, warm weather and an incredible history. The western cliffs of Cape Finisterre were considered by the Romans to be the end of the known world. It is a popular destination for the Spaniards but relatively few Brits know about it. Crystal-clear intense turquoise waters. Beaches with incredibly fine white sand. A lake whose transparent surface enables you to see the wide variety of fish that live there. There are four islands in the archipelago and besides being a fairy-tale setting, is also of great ecological importance. Its stunning landscapes form part of the Islas Atlánticas National Park, outstanding for its rich seabeds and some of the most important colonies of marine birds in the world. The Atlantic Ocean, sand dunes, pine forests, cliffs… Full details can be found at https://www.sundowners.org.uk/events/galicia-2020/

The Kornati Islands - Croatia

Zadar

The Kornati islands are an archipelago consisting of 140 islands covering an area of 114 square miles (300 square km). Most of the islands are part of the Kornati National Park – and with its natural beauty, numerous coves and crystal clear blue waters, it’s easy to see why. After picking up the boats in Zadar we’ll head for the Kornati National Park where we’ll explore the many anchorages the archipelago has to offer. Away from the popular tourist islands to the south these islands have just 7 permanent residents. Our itinerary will include sailing inland through the Krka River canyon between the historic town of Sibernik and Skradin. At the head of the navigable river we’ll find the magnificent waterfalls and lakes of the Krka National Park. Full details can be found at https://www.sundowners.org.uk/events/the-kornati-islands-croatia-2020/

The Cape Verde Isles

Cape Verde

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 25 islands, 9 of which are uninhabited. Every island has a character all of its own that begs to be explored. 10 of the islands are volcanic providing spectacular landscapes. The Cape Verde Islands are situated just north of the equator and 400 miles west of Dakar on the African coast. A tropical yet dry climate, volcanic landscapes and an intriguing colonial heritage makes the Cape Verde Islands a fascinating area to explore. A pleasantly tropical destination, the Cape Verde islands benefit from average annual temperatures of between 24°C and 30°C. In December the average temperature is 27°C. Cape Verde offers long, uninterrupted sunshine hours and low humidity making it a very comfortable warm destination. Full details can be found at https://www.sundowners.org.uk/events/cape-verde-2020/

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Social Meetup & Drinks in Charing Cross @ Champagne Charlies

Champagne Charlies

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