Mile Builder Trips

Mile Builder Trips

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2017 will see trips to Ireland, France and the Channel islands.2015 saw us going South to France and the Channel Islands plus West to the Scillies. 2014 big mile builders were to the Hebrides and Ireland

ID Join Likely Finish Event Price Spaces  
WS290 16 Aug
20:00
26 Aug
16:00
Cruise £650 2 Email Wild Spirit

Starts at Plymouth Yacht Haven and finishes in Lymington.
Where we go in betwen depends on the weather and the crew.
We might go out to the Scillies or across to Britanny or the Channel Islands.
We aim to be back into Lymington by early Saturday afternoon so you can travel home before BH rush,
meet is Wednesday evening with meal on board and departure on Thursday morning.

You can do an RYA Competent Crew course on this trip or you can just sail and build miles and experience.

Paul will skipper and Judith, his wife, will be on board plus Pam a Wild Spirit regular who has raced round the World and Graham another experienced regular.

Different format for this one with Kitty for evening meals and drinks; all other costs included in the price.
We will probably have a few meals our as well.

WS294 10 Sep
20:00
17 Sep
15:00
RYA 7 day course with cross channel £625 1 Email Wild Spirit

The 7 day RYA format proved popular in 2016
It allows us to cross the channel but still have plenty of time for the syllabus.
The sea is at its warmest about the 21st September, the crowds have gone but everywhere is still open and pleased to see us.

A great holiday and a RYA qualifiaction as well if you want to do one.

If you just want to sail and build the miles then deduct £25 from cost.

Allow for at least 2 meals out on this trip.

WS296 14 Oct
20:30
19 Oct
16:00
5 Day RYA £425 4 Email Wild Spirit

5 day RYA course
The sea is at its warmest about 21st September and this is one of the driest periods of the year.
Everywhere is open but the crowds have gone. A great time of the year to sail.

There are no hidden extras but do allow for one Dinner ashore, though you can stay on board and eat if you wish, we will provide the food.

Join Saturday evening for dinner on board at 2030 finish Thursday afternoon.

Offer of £395 for next 2 bookings

We run with a maximum of 6 on board for most trips and we stop to see places and have a good meal out. I know where to go and have selflessly researched restaurants, museums, markets etc.This is different from a non-stop Delivery trip which some companies run when they need a yacht moving from A to B.
Wild Spirit is a MCA coded vessel with full safety spec and the skipper will normally be me (Yachtmaster Ocean Commercial with over  90,000NM logged+ RYA/ISAF Instructor).

In 2010 we sailed round Britain and Ireland and even went out to St Kilda. In 2011 our destinations included the Isles of Scilly and the always popular D-Day beaches trip. In 2012 we cruised round Ireland for 6 weeks.2013 saw the Scillies and Brittany whislt 2014 was Irealnd, the Hebrides and the Scillies. The cruises include Yachtmaster qualifying passages and are great for single people and couples. These cruises are an excellent opportunity for those wanting to build miles for RYA qualifications and many of our sailing courses pupils take at least one cruise with us. Weekends may see us in the Solent, going round the Island or to Weymouth or Poole. Long weekends may include a night crossing, or early morning start, for France or Alderney.  Dining at the Fuchsias Restaurant, St Vaast, Normandy.All our cruises include at least one good meal out, this and drinks ashore are not included in the cost. We also eat well on board, this plus not filling up every berth led Sailing Today to describe us as ‘Hassle free sailing at its best’. We take the opportunity to visit local points of interest, markets etc. Our cruises for 2017 include France the Channel Islands and a trip up from Plymouth to Lymington with several stops. I am also likely to have a trip from Fort William or Oban to the Solent, probably by way of Ireland.

Wild Spirit is a fast cruiser which has completed Fastnets and sailed around Britain including St Kilda. She is more comfortable than many yachts with hot water, a full heating system and plenty of room for everyone to sit down below or in the cockpit. Whilst she is coded for 10 people we normally have a maximum of 6 on board when cruising.

Her safety equipment fully meets legal requirements and includes Radar an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon AIS and ‘sea brake’ system. I am a commercial Ocean Yachtmaster and Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster Instructor who has sailed over 95,000 miles including Royal Ocean Racing Club events in severe conditions

updated 12/12/16