The Yacht

The Yacht

Wild Spirit under Spinnaker

Fast–races in Fastnet, Round Ireland etc

Safe, completely meets RYA and RORC standards, plus Radar and AIS

Comfortable–8 good berths, 2 heads (toilets), diesel and elctric heating

Professionally maintained by LYC. Sailed by me the owner

Based at Lymington Yacht Haven Wild Spirit  is a 40’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey. She is in excellent condition and equipped with Radar, GPS plotter, Autohelm, Central Heating DSC, AIS, Spinnakers, Code Zero etc. She is fully compliant with Category 2 requirements for up to 10 people and meets Royal Ocean Racing Club Standards for the Fastnet Race.
For racing we fill up but for cruising it is unusual to have more than 6 on a trip including the Skipper. Single people are very welcome, you may end up sharing a cabin with someone of the same sex.  She is a stable boat (STIX 38 AVS 122) and with all the equipment on board, meets Royal Ocean Racing Club requirements for Category 2 races e.g. Fastnet, Cowes to Gibraltar, Round Ireland race. She is very comfortable with heating in all 4 cabins, hot water, a good size fridge and Galley. Lunch on Wild Spirit There are 2 heads (Toilets) with shower and basin with hot water. The cockpit comfortably holds all on board and the combination of twin wheels and a stern gate eases access, as do side gates in the safety rail. As well as cruising and courses we also take part in Royal Ocean Racing Club and Junior Offshore Group races. We have several longer cruises as well including at least one a year down to the D Day beaches.
All trips are of course subject to weather conditions and if it is rough we will seek more sheltered options. This is because I believe that sailing should be enjoyed not endured. (I have raced across the Atlantic in a smaller boat). Weekend and longer trips are available, the cost varies with the time of year if the schedule doesn’t fit your diary give me a call on 01823 433813 to discuss. These trips complement but do not replace RYA courses. They are excellent for building confidence and obtaining ‘Qualifying Passages’ for skipper’s qualifications; some night sailing may also be possible. Above all we aim to have fun with everyone having a go!
RYA Day Skipper, Competent Crew, and Introduction to Sailing Practical courses plus Yachtmaster are through Lymington Yacht Charter Sea School an RYA approved centre. I am happy to talk to you about the right course for you and the options available for Theory Courses, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster.
Prices include all on board food (much better quality than most companies) fuel and marina fees (some companies charge extra for these when you get on board). Singles, couples and families are welcome. We provide life jackets etc but you will need waterproofs (available for hire on cruises but free on courses) plus boots and deck shoes or trainers (preferably with non marking soles). You will also need a sleeping bag and warm clothing layers-fleeces and thermals are best. Please ask for advice if you’re not sure. My overriding obligation to you is to keep you safe, this means on board my decision is final; however I will always take account of your views and do my best to run a happy ship. Your obligation is to be an active crew member who considers others on board.
Smoking is allowed only in the cockpit area and with due regard to others.
We enjoy a glass of wine or 2 with meals when safely tied up but never drink and sail

One of the Fastnet Team prepares a light snack