9:00 - Meet at Port Hamble Marina, Hamble-le-Rice, and board yacht for welcome and breakfast of bacon rolls, croissants and pain au chocolat accompanied by Buck’s Fizz, tea & coffee and selection of fruit juices.
9:30 - Skipper gives guests a full safety briefing and allocates wet weather gear and life jackets as required.
10:00 - Depart Hamble river and enter the Solent. Your skipper and crew will be ready to explain any aspect of sailing the yacht and will encourage guests to get involved as much as they wish. Alternatively, guests may choose to simply sit back, relax and enjoy the view.
13:00 - Anchor in Osbourne Bay, a sheltered anchorage east of Cowes. Osbourne House, holiday residence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, looks out over the bay from its commanding position on top of the steep hill.
Guests remain on board for a buffet lunch. A range of menus is available for you to choose from. Full range of soft and alcoholic drinks served all day.
14:30 - Depart Osbourne Bay for more sailing in the Solent. Guests can further improve their knowledge and skill in handling the boat, or make further use of the on board hospitality and relax whilst enjoying the afternoons sailing.
17:00 - Return to Port Hamble Marina to share the stories of the day over afternoon tea on board, with scones, jam and clotted cream accompanied by Champagne.
18:00 - Guests depart for a drink in one of Hamble’s beautiful pubs.
Please note all itineraries are subject to weather and tides. Exact times may vary.
Yacht charter cost including skipper, crew and all equipment and water proofs is £1,300 per day. Weekly charters from £4000 per week.
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