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Hands On Full Sailing Day for One

Product code: 1011219 5 out of 5 (based on 7 reviews) Write a review »
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  • For One
  • Minimum age 16 years
  • Hampshire
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Whether you are a first time sailor who has always wanted to venture onto the open seas or if you just want to brush up your sailings skills this full day sailing experience is perfect.
Your skipper will introduce you to the basics and then you will sail for the rest of the day taking turns behind the wheel with the other participants.
This is a great way to enjoy this wonderful sport, on the safe waters of the Solent.
Your experience begins with coffee and a safety briefing, then your RYA Yachtsmaster skipper will introduce you to the basics of sailing. Then it's hands-on sailing for the rest of the day with everyone taking turns behind the wheel, steering the boat out into the Solent and Southampton Water. After a pub lunch ashore (not included in this voucher) alongside a top Marina, you will be able to carry on improving your sailing skills or just sit back and relax in the well protected cockpit. All refreshments afloat are included. Please dress warmly and casually with extra layers. All safety equipment is provided for you. No previous sailing experience is required and non-swimmers are welcome.
The experience lasts from 10:00am to approximately 05:00pm
This experience is available at
Your voucher is valid for 10 months. You must pre-book this experience. This experience is available selected Saturdays and weekdays during the season (1st April - 31st October) and all bookings are subject to availability. This experience is for one person. Sailing may be cancelled or curtailed in severe weather conditions. If in any doubt please call the centre before departing for your experience. There will be a maximum of seven people on board plus the skipper. Spectators are welcome to wave you off from the Marina, but will not be able to join you on board. Minimum age is 16, maximum weight 20 Stone.
Hands On Full Sailing Day for One - £169

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 7 out of 7 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Best Day Sailing Ever

5 out of 5 17 May 2015
sh1960
Location: Gravesend Age: 45-54 Bought For Wife Occasion: Christmas
Oh my what a brilliant day. I was very lucky that there was only two charterers on my day which gave me plenty of time at the helm and handling the yacht. The weather could not have been better, warm and sunny, good visability and a wind of force 4-5 which was perfect for the Beneteau 36 yacht. The skipper and crew were excellent, a great knowledge of the area and qualified sail training instructors. In the morning we sailed into the Solent and tacked our way up river towards Southampton then running back to our mooring on the Hamble and went for a great pub lunch. The afternoon we spent sailing across to Cowes before returning to our mooring and said goodbye. Great value for money.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Fantastic Anniversary gift

5 out of 5 10 September 2014
Newbie sailor
Location: Cotswolds Age: 45-54 Bought For Wife Occasion: Anniversary
Great day out all round. Warm welcome, comprehensive instruction, fantastic location and very well cared for boat. Complete newbie to sailing yachts but was feeling quite 'useful' around the boat by the end of the day. Worth doing just for the anecdotes from Martin and Donnie. Thanks for a fantastic day out.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

The perfect gift

5 out of 5 11 August 2014
The Chairman
Location: South Wales Age: 55-64 Bought For Wife Occasion: Birthday
Martyn, the skipper and Donny were most welcoming to our small, hale and hearty group aboard the yacht Dream Time on 10th August. The weather was set fair and the winds and sea conditions in the Solent were variable, which added to the experience as we were instructed in how to change tack. Not only was it great fun to sail, but we saw a plethora of all manner of boats from 45 knot ferries to steam powered launches. I would recommend giving this as a gift to anyone who would enjoy a truly memorable day out.
What would you improve for next time? Nothing !
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Great day out

5 out of 5 17 May 2013
Phil
Location: Age: 45-54 Bought For Partner Occasion: Christmas
I had a great day out on the Solent crossing all the way to Cowes. The instructors were first rate; friendly and confidence inspiring. I would recommend this to anybody. Also it is worth noting that the yacht was much more stable than I had expected, no chance of being sea sick.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

5 out of 5 06 July 2012
Mike Holton
Location: Age: 35-44 Bought For Wife Occasion: Christmas
What i thought was going to be a GOOD day out in fact turned out to be an Excellent and exciting day. You are given tuition in the first stages of the morning then its all left to you and the others to sail the yacht under the eye of the instructors
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

5 out of 5 16 November 2010
Maureen Huckle
Location: Age: 55-64 Bought For Wife Occasion: Birthday
We live by the sea but don't spend enough time out there appreciating it so I bought my husband a learn to sail day from buyagift with no expectations of what it would be like. He enjoyed himself so much learning how to steer and everything that he wants to join the local sailing club and go on regular pleasure trips so thanks buyagift for introducing us to a new hobby!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

4 out of 5 16 November 2010
Keith Grange
Location: Age: 55-64 Bought For Wife Occasion: Birthday
My partner is an avid sailing enthusiast and is always complaining that I never help out enough with the rigging and steering when we're out at sea so I bought myself a hands on sailing day from buyagift and made him wait for me on the shore while I had a whale of a time enjoying the sea views and learning how to sail. Ha ha Derek. Brilliant day!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Hands On Full Sailing Day for One - £169