Safety first! We will have a shore-based safety chat and you will need to wear appropriate clothing and a buoyancy aid. Sailing can be an unpredictable sport - so it is better to be aware. You will also need to have good mobility and some strength - you are an active participant when onboard! We will go aboard via a small motor boat and have another familiarising talk. We will then rig the sails and get under way! Yippee! It all goes quiet once the sails are working and not flapping! Depending on the weather and tide etc so we shall proceed either up or down Chichester Harbour, which is stunning and filled with wildlife. It could be towards the beach and more open water or up a smaller creek etc. The sail will last from an hour to 2 hours long. We can see how everyone feels! Back to the mooring and back to shore having packed the boat away. Depending on the time of the experience - so we can have lunch after we have been out or tea when we come back at the exclusive members-only sailing club and chat about the whole experience. The lawn faces the glorious South Downs and is a lovely welcoming space. So - come and have a truly red-letter experience on this racing beauty.
Having sailed and raced all my life to a high standard, your host, Gayle, will safely introduce you to a new sailing experience on her classic 94 year old yacht. I have been the Class Captain of these boats in the past and sail regularly three times a week in the Summer. I am also a Yachtmaster Offshore - not that we shall be using these skills!
sandwich / tea & cake. yes
Buoyancy aid Some waterproofs poss - but you are welcome to bring your own - waterproof walking trousers and tops are good…
Chichester Harbour is a wildlife haven and seeing it by boat is the best, quickest and easiest way to enjoy it. Sailing is a special activity and relies on the weather, the boat and the skill of the crew! It is a team event where everyone has to be willing to join in. No excuses!
最多可有2位年满14周岁的参与者参加。 Moderate to good ability and strength and balance is required. A willingness to take part - this is a team activity. 2 guests can be taken at a time maximum. Children by agreement at the time - I need to meet them first! Some have…
Waterproof clothing - trousers and a jacket / top
The host has the right to refuse anyone the experience based on ability, mobility and other safety grounds. eg inappropriate clothing - if it is windy and cold you WILL be colder on the water!
Sail on a Classic Yacht