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Hands On Full Sailing Day for One 1011219

5 out of 5 (based on 11 reviews)
£169
Location: Southampton - Hampshire
For 1 person
Valid for 20 months
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Overview

Enjoy a fantastic day on the safe waters of Solent and experience the magic of sailing with a full day aboard a 36ft ocean going yacht. Your RYA Yachtsmaster skipper will introduce you to the basics of sailing, and then it’s all hands-on sailing for the rest of the day! Everyone gets a turn taking control behind the wheel, steering the boat out into the Solent and Southampton Water. After a stop so you can treat yourself to lunch alongside a top Marina, you will get to carry on improving your sailing skills or just sit back and relax in the well protected cockpit. This is the perfect gift for first time or sailors of those who just want to brush up on their sailing skills.

What's included?
  • An introduction in to the basics of sailing
  • A full day aboard a 36ft ocean going yacht
  • Hands on experience throughout the day taking turns with other participants
What do I need to know?
  • You must pre-book this experience
  • Available selected Saturdays and weekdays during the season (1st April-31st October)
  • All bookings are subject to availability
  • 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
  • Minimum age is 16, and maximum weight is 20st / 127kg

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    Customer Reviews
    5 out of 5 (based on 11 reviews)
    11 out of 11 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
    Excellent day!
    23 August 2019
    Martyn and his son Matt were excellent teachers and taught us how to sail. We sailed up the Solent, then lunch in Hamble and sailed to Cowes on the Isle of Wight and back. It was breezy and a lot of fun!! The weather was excellent and ideal for sailing. Loved it!
    H
    Age: 45-54
    Occasion: Birthday
    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
    Really enjoyable experience
    18 June 2019
    My first time having a go at sailing. Had a really great time. Martin and Donny were both brilliant. Went out in the solent in the morning to learn the basics then across to the Cowes in the afternoon after a pub lunch in Hamble. Can't wait to have another go. Would highly recommend.
    Garry
    Age: 35-44
    Occasion: Christmas
    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
    Great experience
    11 September 2018
    Very valuable experience and hands on sailing, has given me the bug even more.
    Oli
    Age: 45-54
    Occasion: Birthday
    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
    Wonderful experience
    22 May 2016
    Just got back from a full day in Southampton with Yellowbird sailing, Martyn and Don were brilliant. I can't believe how much I learned. The fun part was going across to the Isle of Wight in the afternoon - it was a great experience in spite of the rain. Very clear instructions on where to meet and what to wear which were appreciated.
    Fabiola
    Age: 55-64
    Occasion: Birthday
    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
    Best Day Sailing Ever
    17 May 2015
    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.
    sh1960
    Age: 45-54
    Occasion: Christmas
    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
    Fantastic Anniversary gift
    10 September 2014
    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.
    Newbie sailor
    Age: 45-54
    Occasion: Anniversary
    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
    The perfect gift
    11 August 2014
    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.
    The Chairman
    Age: 55-64
    Occasion: Birthday
    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
    Great day out
    17 May 2013
    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.
    Phil
    Age: 45-54
    Occasion: Christmas
    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
    06 July 2012
    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
    Mike Holton
    Age: 35-44
    Occasion: Christmas
    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
    16 November 2010
    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!
    Keith Grange
    Age: 55-64
    Occasion: Birthday
    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
    Hands On Full Sailing Day for One
    £169