You’ll be joining us at Bucklers Hard on the Beaulieu River on the Thursday night, where you can enjoy a meal at the Master Builders Hotel and meet the other guest crew. With food and introductions complete we’ll move to the boat where you’ll find yourself a bunk, stow your gear and have a look around the boat. Before we head to our bunks we’ll usually have a chat about potential destinations for the following day.
After breakfast on Friday morning we’ll head downriver and out into the Solent where we’ll start our journey Westwards as you learn about sailing the boat. Lunch will be served underway, and in the afternoon we’ll head to our first overnight destination. Depending on the winds and tides this might be either Yarmouth or Lymington or we may stretch our legs and end up in Studland Bay.
This pattern will continue until we reach Portland on the Sunday (arriving in plenty of time for you to catch a train back up to Beaulieu or straight home. Destinations on the way include; Newtown Creek, Yarmouth, Lymington, Alum Bay, Studland Bay, Poole, Worbarrow Bay and (though it’s rather close to the end point) Weymouth.