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. 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 you’ll spend the day learning how to sail the boat. Lunch will be served either at anchor or underway, and in the afternoon we’ll head to our overnight destination. Typical haunts include; Yarmouth, Chichester Harbour, Poole, Studland Bay, Newtown Creek, Cowes and Alum Bay and we may stay at anchor or be alongside in harbour depending on what we all feel like.
Saturday will see us head out once more and the extra day may allow us to stretch our legs a little – either sailing around the Isle of Wight or heading further afield to Poole or the stunning Studland Bay.
Depending on what the tide is up to, Sunday may start early or include a lie in but there’ll be breakfast to eat and sailing to be done before we head back to the Beaulieu River by mid afternoon. After packing up gear, our guest crews often decamp back to the pub for a farewell drink before heading home.