September 20th - 23rd, £365 (£245 for the alternate start)
Join at either 1800 Thursday 20th in Poole or 1800 onwards Friday 21st in Yarmouth. Leave approx 1800 on Sunday 23rd in Poole.
This is the last big event of the season, join us for a long weekend of spectacular racing in company with a great bunch of Gaff-rigged boats at Yarmouth IOW. No experience is required just turn up and have a great time!
Join the crew of the Amelie Rose on the morning of the 20th September as we set out on this great Gaff-rigged caper. We'll use the voyage to Yarmouth to teach you what you need to know about sailing a Pilot Cutter before mooring up together with the other cutters in this picturesque fishing harbour. There will be plenty of boats there making for a wonderful sight as they dress overall with flags and bunting and guaranteeing a friendly crowd.
If you can't get Friday off join us in Yarmouth on Friday evening or early on Saturday. There's a reduced rate (£245 per person) and Yarmouth is easy to get to so you'll still get to enjoy the best of this last big event of the season.
On Saturday we'll head out on a pursuit race with the other cutters - always a fabulous spectacle as the bigger faster boats chase down the small guys and then there's a prize giving party on Saturday night at the Royal Solent Yacht Club with optional food and plenty to drink. You won't need bulging muscles or a degree in yacht racing to enjoy yourself, just an appreciation for the finer things in life. This was a fantastic event last year so come along and join in the fun.
Meet up with the rest of the crew at 1800 on Thursday 20th for an optional meal at the yard clubhouse. We'll get the launch across to Amelie Rose at 1930 and once aboard show you around and get your gear stowed. After this you can relax and soak up the atmosphere of beautiful Poole Harbour from Amelie Rose's mooring just off the Arne Peninsula. We'll be up early on Friday, eat breakfast and after a quick safety briefing we'll show you how to set the sails and then practice some manoeuvres to get you used to racing her before tying up in Yarmouth with the other cutters.
On Saturday we'll head out to play with the other Old Gaffers and then it'll be back to Yarmouth and the Yacht Club for the prize giving. On Sunday we'll head back to Poole and should be back on our mooring by 1600 where you can share a final drink with your crew-mates before heading off. The price includes your berth, all food and soft drinks consumed aboard, the loan of wet weather and safety gear, fuel, berthing fees and qualified skipper to show you the ropes and keep you safe.