Events Programme — Next Year

We will be building next year’s programme as we go through this year, with core events from the outset and adding other events throughout the year.

  • It means the following year’s programme will be finalised earlier than usual
  • It enables better discussion about — and refinement of — each event
  • It allows those with busy schedules to ‘pencil in’ sailing time well in advance

Draft Programme

The following table shows the events we’re considering for next year, and it will be updated throughout the season. Note: You can click on a row to display (or hide) a brief description of the proposed event.

StatusDatesWhenDaysEventBoats/BerthsSailing fromPrice range (£)
Provisional10 - 11 AprThu 5pm to Fri 4.30pm1Boat Handling Day - April1 / 4Hamble95 or 170 (*)
This is a one-day boat handling course, run by Fairview on one of their Oceanis 37s. It’s a great opportunity to brush up on your boat handling skills, taught by the professionals. Lunch is included, and there are several hotel and B&B options available nearby. The standard Fairview price for the course is £189 (TBC for next year), but booking through the club enables a 10% discount, so £170.10 to pay.
For those on the boat handling day on 11-Apr (the Friday of the Kick Start Weekend), there may be the option to stay on the boat on the Thursday evening; please ask if you’d like this option.
(*) Active skipper discount: The club is keen to promote training and will subsidise this course for active skippers, effectively resulting in a 50% discount of the standard Fairview price, so just £95 to pay. To qualify for this discounted price the attendee must be a current paid up member and commit to skippering an event within 12 months of the course, subject to availability of events (i.e. no disruptions to the programme such as extended lockdowns). The active skipper discount is also available on similar courses closer to you if available: just ask!
Provisional11 - 13 AprFri 5pm to Sun 4pm2Kick Start Weekend1 / 8Hamble185 - 240
Occurring on the weekend before Easter, this is a great opportunity to blow away those wintery cobwebs and get out on the water. The mornings and evenings can be a bit chilly but when wrapped up warm, the sun is shining and the air is fresh, what more do you need?
Provisional24 - 26 OctFri 5pm to Sun 4pm2End of Summer Weekend1 / 8Hamble290 - 370
Occurring on the last full weekend in October, this is the most popular of all the club’s events and a great opportunity to catch up with lots of club members. The semi-formal Saturday evening dinner (included in the sailing fee) is a great social event: venue suggestions are welcome.
The higher than usual cost is an estimate and covers the charter of a larger yacht, such as a Dufour 460 GL (as per last year). Final pricing will depend on bookings.

The draft programme data feed was last updated on Sunday, 16-Jun-24 17:30:57 UTC.

Notes

The programme is in DRAFT format only, and intended as a discussion and tentative planning tool. The dates and locations may change, or events may get removed entirely from the final programme.

Bookings are not taken for the draft programme, and can only be made once it is finalised; this is expected to be by January of next year.

Something Missing?

If you have an idea for an event for next year, please let us know so we can add it into the mix. If you’re able to canvas other members for their interest too, that would be fantastic and help get the event into the final programme.