Stag Weekend Sailing Parties

Sailing is great for a Stag Do. It is a remarkable activity and can include yacht racing. Importantly though the stag and friends can chat and relax in the privacy of the boat and around some beautiful scenery. It is THE alternative stag weekend.

Many stag trips love the yacht racing element that can be included using evenly matched sailing boats. This can be a key feature of the stag weekend and causes much banter. We set courses depending on conditions and destination to get maximum fun.

The cost of the sailing boat is generally under £200 per person assuming maximum occupancy making it cheaper than many European and UK stag weekends, much less hassle and something very different. Everyone sleeps on board so you have no extra hotel costs. You can bring your own food to minimise those costs too.

The Skipper will ‘teach’ as much or as little as is wanted or needed. The skipper is there to make sure you stay safe but they also very much want you to enjoy the weekend.

Tempting fate but the weather is often better (sunnier) on the Solent than elsewhere and 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.

A typical stag weekend

Everyone usually arrives around 18:00 on Friday evening – settle on the boat and go out for a meal or have a BBQ (Lymington Yacht Haven has a BBQ Area).

Spend Saturday sailing (and racing). There are several bays to anchor in for lunch (and maybe swim) – Osborne Bay, Alum Bay, Newtown Creek or Beaulieu River to mention a few. We often sail to Cowes for Saturday evening – a lively centre for ‘yachties’ or perhaps Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.

It is quite special to sit in the boats at the end of the day enjoying a few drinks before going out for a meal and general celebrations.

After an active and relaxing day, the stag night can involve partying (usually) in Cowes in all their fancy dress or simply going for a quiet dinner. There are often several groups of Stag and Hens in Cowes on a Saturday evening so a fun evening is guaranteed. Portsmouth is another option with its many nightclub venues.

When everyone is ready to set sail we depart Cowes (or wherever) and head for Lymington. It is usually a more relaxed sailing day on Sunday – depending on weather and tides and how people are feeling. We arrive back in Lymington to be off the boats by 16:00 latest.

Food & Drink

Stag parties usually eat ashore on both evenings and need to bring something for lunch (and maybe breakfast) on board on Saturday and Sunday. Probably something liquid to enjoy at times too


Stag Do Testimonials

Please take a look at what people say about their stag sailing weekend