Mile Builder Trips

Mile Builder Trips

2019 sees Wild Spirit back in Lymington so our Mile builder trips are mainly S. coast, France, Channel Islands and one out to the Isles of Scilly

ID Join Likely Finish Event Price Spaces  
WS377 12 Nov
18:30
17 Nov
16:00
RYA Course £425 1 Email Wild Spirit

RYA course out of lymington.
you can do either Day Skipper if you have the necessary pre-course experience/ Day Skipper Theory or Competent Crew which requires no experience.
It can be cold but we do have heating on board and we will be in a Marina with Hot Showers and electric every night.
The sea is at about the same temperature on 1st January as 1st May so November is not as cold as some might think, we have to get 4 hours of night sailing in and this is ofetn done in 2 or 3 sessions on a November course which still allows for a Pint afterwards.
Cost includes all on board food (better than most sea schools) use of Oilies marina fees plus fuel.
If you want to just sail and have your own Oilies deduct £25.
Probably 3 meals ashore which are extra.
Lymington Yacht Haven has great facilities and free car parking. easy train access as well.
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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  100,000NM 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 included France the Channel Islands, whilst 2018 were to Ireland, Wales and the Hebrides.

Alongside in Portmagee Ireland

Wild Spirit is a fast cruiser which has won the 3 Peaks Yacht Race, completed Fastnets, Volvo Round Ireland races etc 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 100,000 miles including Royal Ocean Racing Club events in severe conditions and won Class twice in the Sydney Hobart.

updated 9/8/19