Full Programme–Plan C or ‘Apres C’

Full Programme–Plan C or ‘Apres C’

Obviously Covid 19 has had a huge impact on the sailing season. We wish all Wild Spirits and their families the very best in these troubled times.
As a company we are comparatively forutnate in financial terms and the move to Plymouth takes £4K p.a. out of the overheads. I don’t take a wage out of the company and any surplus goes to Charities, unfortunately these won’t benefit so much, but we will keep going.
Below is my 2020 vision for the rest of the season based on the ‘Lock Down’ being sufficiently relaxed that we can re-start on 1st August. It may be that September is more realistic, and we have included the Round the Island Race, but for the rest of 2020 here is our ‘money back’ guarantee

Covid Guarantee
If we cancel due to Government advice or requirements you get back all money paid direct to us . We have decision dates for different events and these will reflect the changing situation plus when we have to move Wild Spirit to get to the start of the event. Typically they are about a week before the event is due to start. We will only give back the money paid to us so you will be responsible for any travel costs etc. Where a booking agency has taken up to 10% you would also be responsible for this but it allows you to pay by Credit Card.
Wild Spirit is owned by Paul Jackson Consulting and Sailing Limited which has been running since 2004. The Company has no Mortgages or Loans, is financially stable and has always complied with all statutory requirements. We run on a ‘Not for Profit’ basis and any surplus goes to Charities such as www.knoticatsailing.org/information
Your Obligations
If you have the symptoms of Covid 19 or test positive for it within the 14 days before the event, you must tell us and not attend. If we can re-sell your place you will get a full refund. Where a booking agency has taken up to 10% you would also be responsible for this unless we fill the place via the agency in which case you get the 10% as well.
You must comply with Government Guidelines and Restrictions relating to Covid 19. For example if we are required to wear face masks during sailing, that is what we will do. There may also be company requirements such as immediately washing or sanitising hands every time you board Wild Spirit.
Your Skipper will be Paul Jackson who is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health and Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner. He was an Assessor for the National Clinical Assessment Service of the NHS for 9 years and a Non-Executive Director and Vice-Chairman of NHS Somerset. He will be responsible for all Statutory requirements plus risk control measurements in respect of Covid 19 on board Wild Spirit.

I hope I am wrong and we can re-start earlier so do drop me an e-mail and we can form a ‘rapid reserve’ if we are ablle to set sail again earlier than August.

ID Join Likely Finish Event Price Spaces  
WS399 23 Jul
20:00
29 Jul
15:00
Plymouth Mile building Sail £595 2 Email Wild Spirit

Our first scheduled Milebuilder after ‘lockdown’ though we may have some earlier if HM Gov/Covid permits.

Out of Plymouth Yacht Haven with free Car Parking. Meet Thursday evening with Dinner on board at 2000. Sail Friday morning and return Plymouth for afternoon Wednesday 29th July.
Where we go will be weather and team dependent and we will have sole cabin occupancy (2 from one household also allowed). This means probably just 4* on board so plenty of opportunity to dvelop sailing skills and if suitable to skipper a ‘Qualifying Passage’ for RYA YachtMaster. Russell, a regular, is with us and looking at QPs for YM plus I am feeling like a few miles so weather permitting at least 2 QPs such as Plymouth to Newlyn and St Marys to Falmouth. Still a few shorter days though and I always like a night in Fowey.
Cost includes all on board Food, Fuel, Fees, Marinas etc.
Hire of Oilies is £40 extra.
I anticipate most evening meals will be on board and are , for a sailing yacht, good standard so we may have wine with them which is extra. But we never drink and sail.
Cost is £595 or for two* from same household sharing a cabin total of £895.
Covid Money Back Guarantee–see top of page.

WS393 2 Aug
17:30
14 Aug
14:30
Isles of Scilly to and from Plymouth–£725 £725 2 Email Wild Spirit

Sailing from Plymouth Yacht Haven we plan to head west and out to the Isles of Scilly, taking in Fowey, Falmouth, Helford River and probably Newlyn.
Cost includes all on board food but allow for a few meals ashore.

For this trip we intend to have single cabin occupancy which would mean a maximumof 4 people which is enough to sail Wild Spirit. But 5 is a more useful number particularly when we put up a Spinnaker or Code Zero so for a couple occupying a cabin second person is half price.

Covid guarantee – Money back guarantee–see top of page

WS394 2 Sep
17:30
11 Sep
15:30
Milebuilder from Plymouth £575 £575 3 Email Wild Spirit

This trip will now start and finish in Plymouth

Obviously weather dependent but probably heading west first and taking in Fowey and perhaps Helford River or Falmouth then possibly out to Isles of Scilly. But depending on Covid restrictions a trip across the Channel is also a possibility and Alderney is one of my favourites.
Includes all on board food, safety kit, fees, fuel etc–We don’t do hidden extras.
Allow for 3 or 4 meals ashore or, if Restaurants are closed Takeaways or someone other than Paul cooking or special meal such as the time we bought a large Monkfish just out of the sea—kitty for such meals. Kitty for wine but not compulsory if you don’t drink.

For this trip we intend to have single cabin occupancy which would mean a maximum of 4 people which is enough to sail Wild Spirit. But 5 is a more useful number particularly when we put up a Spinnaker or Code Zero so for a couple occupying a cabin second person is half price.

For this trip we intend to have single cabin occupancy which would mean a maximumof 4 people which is enough to sail Wild Spirit. But 5 is a more useful number particularly when we put up a Spinnaker or Code Zero so for a couple occupying a cabin second person is half price.

Covid guarantee – Money back guarantee–see top of page

WS396 24 Sep
18:30
27 Sep
15:00
Round the Island Race 24th to 27th September. £495 2 Email Wild Spirit

The annual classic Round the Isle of Wight except this year it is now 26th September rather than around June for obvious reasons. It is a glorious spectacle and a race every sailor should do at least once, though for many it becomes addictive. Please approach it as a great event; we will be racing but a number of the competitors won’t really understand the rules and I am not going to spend hours attending protest hearings at the end of the race.
Our package this year is 3 day one starting Lymington with free car parking. For anyone booking direct with us before 1st June the cost is the same as 2019–£495 for the 3 day package.
If you want to ensure you have a cabin to sleep in all to yourself add £150. If you have someone you want to share with then take £250 off for Joint booking e.g. a couple is £745.
Meet Thursday, train friday, then race, then back to Lymington.
Free parking at Lymington plus train as well.

Covid guarantee – Money back guarantee–see top of page

WS397 1 Oct
20:00
4 Oct
16:30
JOG race weekend plus a day’s practice. £225 6 Email Wild Spirit

Last JOG race of the season.
Cost includes all on board food, fuel, fees, marinas etc but allow for 2 modest meals out as well.
out of Lymington Yacht Haven with free car parking and reasonable train service.

Covid guarantee – Money back guarantee–see top of page

WS398 4 Oct
19:30
9 Oct
16:30
Mile Builder Lymington to Plymouth possibly via France or Channel Islands £475 5 Email Wild Spirit

Meet Lymington Sunday evening with good meal on board then early start Monday .
Several stops which may include France or more likely Alderney if we go South. If we head west then Weymouth, Dartmouth and probably Fowey are possibles. Alright Fowey is west of Plymouth but it is superb especially in the Autumn when we can normally get a walk ashore berth.

From Plymouth we may get a Hire Car back to Lymington but train works well to both locations.

Includes all on board food etc–we don’t do hidden extras.

Covid guarantee – Money back guarantee–see top of page