Charter 13 identical classic 26′ keelboats for the day
Go racing, with all briefings and race management included in the cost
Or just cruise around the Solent at your leisure
All sailing is within sight of the Clubhouse
Racing packages start on the Sea View Yacht Club’s deck with a briefing to all guests which covers the vital safety issues. Helms will be invited to the race deck to view the flag and gun signals and agree the day’s format with the race officer. The crews will then be ferried to their Mermaids. It is usually possible to get in three morning and two afternoon races, sometimes more, over a variety of courses.
Cruising Packages will similarly start with a boat and safety briefing. Crews will then agree a passage plan before being ferried to their Mermaids. Depending upon prevailing weather conditions, the whole of the Eastern Solent will be available for exploring. Packed lunches can be provided for those charterers wishing to spend a whole day out aboard the Mermaids, exploring and admiring the picturesque coastline of the Isle of Wight.
It is a requirement that there is an experienced sailor at the helm or in charge of each Mermaid when racing or cruising. Sea View Yacht Club can provide suitably qualified helms for a moderate fee to ensure that each guest enjoys a day’s racing or cruising to remember!
Please contact us for Charter Prices
09.00 Meet at Sea View Yacht Club for breakfast
09.15 Briefing from Sailing Director
10.00 Transfer to Mermaids by RIB
10.30 We will attempt three races in the morning
12.30 Come ashore for lunch
14.00 Back on the water, we will attempt three races in the afternoon
16.00 Off the water
16.30 Prize giving and afternoon tea
17.00 Depart the club
Many of our charterers either come the night before to the club for a dinner and stay overnight in Seaview or have their dinner on the evening of their race day. We will accommodate any format our charterers wish.
What’s included in the price
Temporary member for the day (use of club facilities)
Availability of bar and food areas
Spectator area from which all the race course can be seen (inside or outside)
An area will be prepared by us for the Prizegiving at the end of the race day
Public Liability Insurance
Boat insurance less £400 excess waiver
Extras – these can be added to your package at an additional cost
Skippered boat/instructor £102 per helm per boat
Opt out of excess insurance
Acommodation & Transport
Photography for the day – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information