Yacht Cruising

Yacht Cruising

Just a couple of Cruises left for 2016 and only one place left on one of them.

2017 will see a couple of cruises across the channel plus a 7 day west country cruise starting Plymouth and finishing Lymington, we mwy take in the Channel Islands, it is a cruise and the itinerary will be weather dependent.

ID Join Likely Finish Event Price Spaces  
WS379 13 Dec
19:08
15 Dec
16:08
Charity sail £- 5 Email Wild Spirit

Annual Charity event in aid of Knoticat Charity Poole.

Several of the Caribbean 600 team are on board

Places by invitation and probably full at 30/9/19

WS392 17 Apr
19:00
18 Apr
11:00
Lymington to Dublin £400 2 Email Wild Spirit

Meet Friday 17th April for departure Saturday morning probably headed to Weymouth. Then a few hops down the coast probably taking in Dartmouth, Fowey and Falmouth or Newlyn before heading across to Ireland. All weather dependent but we will aim for a weekend in Dublin with changeover on Sunday. (Dublin = a amrina on the DART line or Bus to Dublin/aiport)

Several Qualifying Passages for YachtMaster and some night hours.
Cost includes all fuel, fees, marinas etc but allow for a few meals out plus a maximum of £50 for food Kitty

3 regulars on board and a maximum of 6 including Paul

WS382 17 Apr
20:00
2 May
10:00
Lymington to Troon Milebuilder with QPs £595 1 Email Wild Spirit

Meet Friday 17th April for departure Saturday morning probably headed to Weymouth. Then a few hops down the coast probably taking in Dartmouth, Fowey and Falmouth or Newlyn before heading across to Ireland. All weather dependent but we will aim for a weekend in Dublin. After this we will probably head up the coast of Ireland to arrive in Troon by evening of Friday 1st May ready for departure on the Saturday morning. Note Bank Holiday for 2020 IS Friday 8TH May to celebrate 75th anniversary of VE Day. Particularly good for those wanting miles and experience. We should have several Qualifying Passages for YachtMaster and cover at least 600NM with one or 2 night sails.
Includes all fuel, fees etc but kitty for food and probably a few meals ashore.
On Board Food Kitty is capped at £100 if it is more than this we will stand extra.

Paul flies back from Glasgow at 1500 on Saturday.

Plus night or 2 in Dublin–we will be in a marina with train into centre.

4 regulars on board plus Paul so only one place left at 12/12/19

WS385 19 Jun
10:00
3 Jul
11:00
Fort William to Kirkwall £795 4 Email Wild Spirit

Fort William to Kirkwall—Friday 19th June 3rd July. You can probably slep on board Thursday night as well if you wish.
Through the Caledonian Canal then up to Orkney, some cruising round Orkney then into Kirkwall.
Only 165 NM Rhumb line but the first 3 or 4 days won’t be fast as we have Locks to deal with and scenery to look at– We have done the Crinan Canal several times and know you can’t rush a Canal. The Caledonian also has some spectacular scenery but it would be good to spend 2 or 3 days sailing round Orkney before we finish.
This is after the Three Peaks Yacht Race so in the unlikely event that the weather is extremely bad it is possible we might start from Oban instead (still easy by train)

Costs for the 2 week Cruises
Starts at £795 for 2 weeks including on board food that is better than most Sea Schools
Supplements for sole occupancy of cabin (£450) and en suite cabin (£150)
What’s included?
All safety gear compliant to Royal Ocean Racing Club standards e.g. Lifejackets with position locators.
All fuel, fees, marinas and, if used, canals.

WS386 3 Jul
13:00
12 Jul
10:30
Kirkwall bareboat Charter £2750 1 Email Wild Spirit

Bareboat Charter to suitably qualified and experienced crew.

Out of Kirkwall and includes mooring fees in Orkney Marinas and Orkney official mooring buoys.

Handover either Friday p.m Saturday a.m.

return Sunday morning.

Coded for 10, sleeps 8. Includes Tender and outboard plus spinnaker.

WS387 12 Jul
18:30
25 Jul
11:00
Orkneys, Fair Ilse and Shetland £795 4 Email Wild Spirit


Pic–alongside Fair Isle on previous trip

Orkneys, Fair Isle, Shetlands-Kirkwall—12th July to 25th July Our aim is to sail round Shetland and back to Orkney taking in Fair Isle, The round trip could be a short as 280NM but we are likely to sail considerably further possibly going out round Foula the most westerly of the Shetland Isles with its dramatic cliffs and bird life. Scalloway is a likely stop and we may well eat at the restaurant in the North Atlantic Fisheries College to see if as good as last time.
Two or Three longish days or possibly one night sail but time to visit a few landmarks like the Broch of Mousa, the Jarlshof Prehistoric Settlement, Scalloway Castle and the Shetland Bus memorial.

Costs for the 2 week Cruises
Starts at £795 for 2 weeks including on board food that is better than most Sea Schools
Supplements for sole occupancy of cabin (£450) and en suite cabin (£150)
What’s included?
All safety gear compliant to Royal Ocean Racing Club standards e.g. Lifejackets with position locators.
All fuel, fees, marinas and on board food.

WS388 26 Jul
15:30
9 Aug
11:00
Kirkwall to Troon with Hebrides £795 4 Email Wild Spirit


Alonside in Poll Scrot on previous trip

26th July to 9th August
2 or 3 longer days sailing a night sail plus several shorter days, a few Marinas and a mooring buoy or 2 plus some nights at anchor. Superb scenery, small harbours, wildlife-in Rodel a few years back we had 2 Otters come and play alongside us when we were in the Tender.
Back into Troon Saturday evening in time for a good meal out.
The route we take will be dependent on weather, crew aspirations etc. We have 350NM to cover but will sail further and will probably go to the Outer Hebrides as well. We aim to have a night sail, this is largely dependent on individual’s aspirations but with a flexible itinerary and a boat that has covered 100NM in 12 hrs on several occasions we should have plenty of time to explore on shore.
Costs for the 2 week Cruises
Starts at £795 for 2 weeks including on board food that is better than most Sea Schools
Supplements for sole occupancy of cabin (£450) and en suite cabin (£150)
What’s included?
All safety gear compliant to Royal Ocean Racing Club standards e.g. Lifejackets with position locators.
All fuel, fees, marinas and, if used, canals. On board food,