Sailing Programme

Our Sailing Programme runs from April to October every year and we offer day-sailing trips, cruises, racing, and training courses.


More details are shown below, please check availability for an activity by clicking on the 'Availability' button.


Once you have decided which trip you would like to join please complete our application form.

Day Sails


Day sails are short duration sailing trips from 10am to 4pm. There are three boats in operation.


  • Spirit of Scott Bader (specifically designed for wheelchair users)
    • berthed at Port Solent Marina, junction 12 of the M27 - PO6 4TJ
  • Boleh
    • berthed at Premier Marina, Gosport, PO12 1AH
  • Merrilyn
    • berthed at Premier Marina, Swanwick, SO31 1ZL


If you book a berth on one of our trips full joining instructions with exact details will be sent so you can prepare for your sailing trip. 

Spirit of Scott Bader 

  • 11 persons
  • Length Overall: 10.6M

  • Beam: 6.0M

  • Draught: 1.3M

  • Wheel chair accessible ramp

  • Whelchair lift from main deck to WC

Merrilyn - Schooner Ocean 62

  • 16 Persons
  • Length Overall: 18.94M
  • Beam: 4.71 M
  • Draught: 2.65 M

We also run day sails from Universal Marina on the river Hamble (SO31 7ZN) using Merrilyn, a mono hull Ocean 62 that is not wheelchair accessible. She has a crew of up to 4 and has 12 places for clients.

Boleh - Junk Hulled Sloop

  • 6 Persons
  • Length Overall: 12.59M
  • Beam: 3.5m
  • Draught: 2M


We charter conventional monohull yachts for cruises of various durations around the Solent, along with the South Coast, across the Channel, the Clyde area in Scotland and further afield.


For the visually impaired, we participate in the Blind Week cruise. Read accounts of previous adventures on our Cruise Reports page.


To get the most enjoyment from cruises participants need to be able to move around the boat safely and unaided. Itineraries vary according to weather conditions, as well as the desire, and ability of the crew. 

2017 - Mediterranean Cruise
A one week cruise in the Ionian Sea in September 2017. This cruise will build on the experience gained from the Lycean Cruise which was conducted in June 2016 and is open to both disabled and VI clients.
Ionian cruise rev Jan 17.doc
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Training Courses 
We run practical training courses for the following certificates:

  • Competent Crew
  • Day Skipper
  • Coastal Skipper
  • Yachtmaster

Our courses conform to the syllabus of the RYA and lead to the issue of the appropriate RYA certificates. Further details of the course content and pre requisites can be found on our training page.




We enter a number of Solent based races including:


We are also open to entering other races on a request basis.  

Offering sailing opportunities for the disabled

Contact us today!

If you wish to discuss your sailing requirements with a member of the team before putting in your application form then please  go to the contact us page for details of how to get in touch.


Please send completed application forms and general enquiries to the Administrator: Michael Grew vai email:


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