Family Sailing

Family Sailing

We have experienced a website crash nightmare–I am busy sailing so haven’t updated this page yet (Whiz Kid does the technical bit and I type content)

Law always open to interpretation but clear we can take a Family Unit sailing on extended trip with Skipper on board. So if your holiday plans are in ruins why not consider a sailing holiday possibly combined with a West Country stay.

Its environmentally friendly, different and great fun.

poss web families 5 (1)Dates can be flexible, mid week price is roughly the same as a weekend and we do some great deals for selected dates—these are often long weekends. Because we own the yacht we compare favourably with bareboat rates.

Where do we go?—France and the Channnel Islands may seem obvious but shorter trips may be better. Even the short run across to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight bcan be an adventure and a trip to Weymouth past the World Heriatge Jurrassic coast is always popular.

How old? Really it is a case of whether they want to go sailing or not. My experience suggests that 10 is about the youngest to really enjoy steering 9 tonnes of Yacht powered by a fair breeze. My daughters still come sailing 25 years later. If you have the whole yacht it is your decision what to do anyway*.

Learning together as a family can also be a great holiday and we can run a dedicated RYA Competent Crew and/ or day Skipper course for you. learn with us now , then off to somewhere hot next summer.

When is best to go? July to October is best, especially if you fancy a swim. The temperature of the sea is about the same on New Years day as May Day and at its warmest near the end of September. October half term works well and a long weekend allows you decide whether a 2 week Flotilla holiday next year really is a good idea.

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What’s included? Fuel, Fees, marina dues, safety gear and if you want we will cater as well. Our food is good although we can’t really cook and sail a Yacht at the same time.  This means we may anchor for lunch or have just soup, cold chicken and salad. Dinner can be accompanied by guests wine but we only drink when safely tied up for the night (the yacht, not the crew unless they are very bad).

What’s the boat like?—well Wild Spirit is fully described on the ‘About Wild Spirit’ page. In short she is safe enough to enter serious Royal Ocean Racing Club races such as the one to Madeira or the Fastnet but still has Hot Water and central heating on board. She sleeps up to 8 people and is licensed to carry 10.  If you want a different size Yacht we can arrange it.
What is the skipper like?—see ‘About Wild Spirit’ page but basically, experienced, lots of qualifications, tolerant and with a sense of humour. Other skippers are available as well but none come with a parrot and a peg leg.

‘Hassle free sailing at its best’–Sailing Today
* Subject to Skipper agreeing it is safe and feasible. We can advise where to go, or if you wish just relax and leave it up to us.