Solent Sailing for Client Hospitality Events

Skippered yacht sailing on the Solent

Unlike many corporate events, on a sailing day you spend all day with your guests – in the privacy of your own yacht. Yachting and Sailing are unique because they are activities you do together, building relationships at the same time. People can’t get off the boat until we get to a marina!

The change of pace and outdoor setting on a sailing yacht gives corporate guests a fantastic experience. The Solent scenery is beautiful and a far cry from the normal hectic world. Starting your sailing event from Lymington provides flexibility to adapt your sailing day to the conditions and what guests want.

A typical corporate sailing day

Lymington Yacht Haven Bar has a great atmosphere and is where guests gather and enjoy a bacon roll and coffee whilst waiting for everyone to arrive.

A short walk to the Sailing yachts, a short safety briefing and we leave the marina berth to sail on the Solent.

The skippers invite guests to start steering the yacht as soon as we are out of the berth. Guests then get involved around the yacht and getting the sails up (if they want to). We generally sail the yachts around the very picturesque and quieter western end of the Solent making the most of the weather and tide conditions. We may sail as far as Hurst Castle or The Needles or we may stay around Lymington/Yarmouth – it depends on the weather and what people want to do.

There are numerous bays to anchor in for lunch or we can go to Yarmouth. Guests enjoy going ashore at lunch time as it feels like they are going abroad sailing into the quaint Yarmouth Harbour or to the International Yachting Centre of Cowes – both on the Isle of Wight. If there are two yachts or more there is inevitably some form of yacht race – however informal and that always ‘gets the banter going’.

The aim is to return to Lymington by 16.30 or 17.00. The Yacht Haven has a great bar and it is nice to enjoy a drink there and talk about their Solent Cruise.

What to wear

Really quite straight forward. See FAQ.

Travel

There are several options for getting to Lymington. Generally 1.25 hours drive after joining the M3 from London. A train leaves Waterloo at around 7.30am arriving in Brockenhurst at 9.15am. 10 minute taxi ride from there to Lymington. Busy corporate guests can at least catch up with emails on the journeys and also enjoy a drink in the bar at the end of the day. See FAQ.

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