Just 500m from the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour, Gosport Marina offers immediate access to the Solent and with it the opportunity to experience all the delights of boating on the South Coast. A worthy recipient of the Yacht Harbour Association’s Five Gold Anchors award, this marina has first-class facilities and a dry stack option. Add a lovely onsite café- bistro and you have the perfect berth.

 

 

First Echelon Sailing at Gosport premier marina, Numby Road, Gosport PO12 1AH.

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Course:
Corporate away day
 
Price:
Subject to requirements
 
Number of people:
Maximum of 8
 
Duration:
One day
 
Location:
The Solent
 
Description:

What ever you're requirements and motivation mixing business with pleasure on board some of the most execiting sailing yachts available on the Solent will give you an unforgettable and memorable event! The day can be tailored to be as active or relaxed as you want it to be. Guests can take the helm, learn the ropes and take part in sailing the yacht; alternatively sit back, sip fine wines and enjoy the on board company! The food, drinks, crew, yacht and sailing area are all outstanding and luxury sailing days are all tailored to meet your exact budgets, group sizes and requirements. Our crew are a vital part of the enjoyment of your day therefore we only use the best and friendliest skippers available. All yachts are Marine & Coastguard coded and all skippers are commercially endorsed yacht masters.

Corporate sailing days are a sure guarantee to bring out the best in everyone - Release a competitive spirit, pure camaraderie, strengthen business relationships and leave every guest with lasting memories to build upon.

 

Rough schedule:

10.00am - 10.30am: Meet at the boat for a cup of coffee or tea with danish pastries.

10.30am: Use out Harbour event centre for your morning meeting or if you prefer the boat.

12.30pm: Meeting finished, your Skipper and Crew for the day will fit you with lifejackets and than a quick look around before a full safety brief is given.

12.45pm: Depart the marina and motor out to the Solent. Lunch is served under sail with your choice of beverages.

13.15pm: Enter the Solent where we hoist our sails and get underway.

16.30pm: After an afternoon of sailing and boat manoeuvres, we arrive back outside the Marina and drop the sails before we motor back to the Marina.

17.00pm: Depart the boat.

 
Dates:
Contact us for an appointment
 
Additional information:
Contact us to discuss your requirements
 
Contact:
Email us at info@firstechelonsailing.org, or call us at 07770522752.

 

Course:
Round the Island Race
 
Price:
£575
 
Number of people:
Maximum of 6 (only 3 places remaining)
 
Duration:
Over two weekends
 
Location:
The Solent
 
Description:
The Annual Round the Island Race is the biggest event in the yachting calendar. With sometimes over 1800 boats competing, it is one of the most famous yacht races in the world. The course takes you around the Isle of Wight, dodging the various off-lying rocks and other competitors along the way. The race starts and finishes at Cowes, after racing for about 60 miles.

While the race itself takes place over one day, this is a two weekend package. The weekend of the 14th  and 16th June is when we get to know the boat and each other. We'll practice sail handling, tacking, hoisting/dropping the spinnaker and gybing. Our racing skipper will run through the strategy and tactics that we'll need to take advantage of a best course on all points of sail.

The second weekend 28th and 29th June. We meet at the boat Friday afternoon and get things sorted and dusted for Saturday. After a sail over to Cowes or Hamber point we have our evening meal ashore. On the 29th June starting guns are early on Saturday morning and once we're off it's about 60 miles to the finish line. We'll moor overnight in Cowes and soak up the party atmosphere that engulfs the town for the weekend. After a leisurely "full English" ashore on Sunday morning, we'll sail back to Gosport.

 
Rough schedule:
Depending on weather. Race is an early Saturday morning start.
 
Dates:
Visit the dates page hereIf you have a special date in mind not scheduled, please feel free to contact us for a chat.
 
Additional information:
Breakfast, lunch and beverages are supplied while on board - meals ashore not included.
Price includes team polo shirt and mooring fees.
 
Contact:
Email us at info@firstechelonsailing.org, or call us at 07770522752.