Birthdays and Anniversaries

A sailing day on a yacht is a great birthday or anniversary present and an opportunity to get everyone together. The weekend or day can be flexible to suit the pace required and everyone has the chance to get actively involved or simply relax whilst still chatting and catching up. Sailing is participative but ‘full on action’ is not compulsory for everyone.

You can sail even if you can’t – a professional skipper (usually me) comes with the boat. The skipper is there to keep you safe but very much wants to ensure you get the best out of your yachting experience and do as much or as little as you like. You can get involved and learn some sailing or simply enjoy some ‘time out’ – it is quite magical being out on the water amidst some beautiful scenery with only the wind propelling you. If you are considering a weekend away, hiring a yacht is essentially a cottage on water with an activity to do in the day. For weekend events you sleep on the boat so you save on hotel costs.

Yachting sounds extravagant but you can also control costs by bringing as much or as little food and drink as you like. Generally you are on the boat all day so bring lunches and don’t forget breakfast and snacks (these can be provided at an extra cost). It is possible to go ashore for lunch perhaps in Yarmouth or at Bucklers Hard up the Beaulieu River – a beautiful and peaceful river to sail/motor up. There are several bays to anchor and swim in – Osborne Bay, Alum Bay, Newtown Creek or Beaulieu River to mention a few.

A typical weekend

As with most weekends, you arrive on the Friday evening – the boats are available from 18:00.

The skipper joins the boat Saturday morning when you set sail for perhaps Cowes. Stay overnight in Cowes which is a quaint but international yachting centre where you can party or enjoy a quiet meal. There are several other options other than Cowes.

You stay on board both Friday and Saturday. Enjoying a drink (or two) on the boat after an outdoor day is always very special.

When you are ready to set sail on Sunday morning we depart for another days sailing. We can stop for lunch in one of many picturesque bays. Subject to weather and tides we return to Lymington arriving mid afternoon – so that you leave the boat by 16:00 latest.

Many groups enjoy the option of diving off the boat to swim in a bay. Most boats even have a warm shower on the stern platform to rinse off the salt water.