Take the helm of a high performance offshore racing yacht! Experience the thrill of crewing a Class 40 yacht and becoming part of a racing ‘team’ for a day.
This style of racing yacht has invariably been available to professional sailors only… until now that is!
Join us onboard our Class 40 yacht ‘Fortissimo’ to experience the exhilaration and excitement of sailing a high performance racing yacht in the Solent.
Fortissimo can achieve speeds way in excess of conventional yachts and yet has been designed to be as safe and easy to manage as possible.
We will then sail out of historic Portsmouth Harbour, past the many sights which include HMS Victory and the iconic Spinnaker Tower, through the entrance for the start of your sailing day.
We sail towards the Isle of Wight- the destination will depend upon the weather on the day. After a lunch stop of home made food, tea and fresh coffee, we spend the afternoon sailing in the Solent.
We sail back into our Marina for 16.30 allowing time for a well deserved cup of tea and slice of home made cake, before you depart for home and 17.00hrs- full of fresh air, cake and sailing memories!
One of our RYA instructors will be on board as skipper of the day. They will ensure that you feel safe and sufficiently confident to be involved in all aspects of sailing the yacht. There will also be a first mate on board to ensure that you are well looked after.
Sailing waterproofs and all safety gear are provided, more details are provided in our Joining Instructions.
You may need to bring a warm hat and pair of gloves OR you may need a cap or sun hat, depending on the weather.
Don’t forget your sun cream- whatever the time of year!
Our FAQ‘s give all the information you need.
We meet 09.00hrs and your Joining Instructions will detail how to get there by train or car, where to park etc.
Once outside the Harbour there are so many options of places to sail including Chichester and the Isle of Wight. This is why the Solent is considered to be the centre of the sailing world.