Sailing

London IVC gives members, with or without previous experience, the opportunity to enjoy the adventure of sailing a yacht without joining a sailing club at a cost almost impossible to find elsewhere.  
 
The IVC 2017 sailing season is still being planned but will  begin in March  and we should have a programme of a about 8 trips in all through to November.  We sail on yachts ranging in size from 10m to 14m (6 to 10 berths respectively).

Each event starts at one of the south coast marinas within the sheltered waters of the Solent. The yachts are totally self sufficient  and we sleep and mostly eat on board. On a typical two day weekend we can visit one or more of the other Solent ports and rivers, cross Christchurch Bay to Poole or perhaps go as far along the Dorset coast as Weymouth. The long bank holiday weekends give the opportunity, subject to prevailing conditions, to visit the north coast of France or the Channel Islands.

No previous sailing experience is required, but the skipper will ensure that, overall, we have sufficient experience onboard. Under the skipper's directions all the crew will need to get involved with running the boat. 

Members pay for their berth (about £125 to £250, depending on boat and number of days) to confirm their booking which allows us to charter a yacht and should budget for about £15 a day expenses on the weekend to cover food and drink, diesel, harbour fees etc. 
 
Some years we also organise a sailing holiday. Previous years have taken us along the French coast, and across the Straits of Gibralter to visit some Moroccan ports.

Don’t be left behind on the dock, contact the organiser and join in the fun. Details of the events and the organiser may be found in the diary. Remember you need to be logged in to see the organiser's contact details. Still just considering joining? Email admin@londonivc.com if you would like some further information on the sailing programme for 2017 when it becomes available.

 
John Strode

IVC SAILING 2016  ?

Dates

Days

Event

Berths

Venue

Berth

Cost

Experience Required

March 19- 20

2

Early Spring Cruise

Oceanis 423 (12.9m) Yacht

(likely to be a timed sail along a set course in company of other yachts, fastest boat gets bragging rights in the pub). Fleet dinner in the Island Sailing Club (overlooking Cowes Harbour).

8

Hamble

£125

Just a little

May 27-305

4

Extended Bank Holiday Cruise

Bavaria 38’ (11.6m)

(Passport Required, see also note 7)

8

Lymington

or

Hamble

£255

None*

August 26- 29

4

Extended Bank Holiday Cruise

Oceanis 423 (12.9m)

(Passport Required, see also note 7)

8

Hamble

or

Lymington

£255

None*

Sept

Dates to be advised

2

Weekend Cruise to Poole or Weymouth

Bavaria 38’ (11.6m)

7

Lymington

£179

None*

Oct

Dates to be advised

2

Weekend Autumn Cruise

Southerly 42’ (12.8m)

(likely to be a timed sail along a set course in company of other yachts, fastest boat gets bragging rights in the pub). Fleet dinner venue to be advised

7

Hamble

£135

Just a little

Nov

Dates to be advised

2

Warm(ish) Winter Cruise

Southerly 42’ (12.8m)

(Likely to be a timed sail along a set course in company of other yachts, fastest boat gets bragging rights in the pub). Fleet dinner venue to be advised

7

Hamble

£125

Just a little

NOTES: 1.0 Accommodation & meals will be provided on board the yacht.

2.0 Berth reservations:

  • Berth reservations must be confirmed in writing or by e-mail, together with payment in full of the berth fee.

  • Cancellations: Once a boat has been booked with the yacht charterer no refunds can be made for berth cancellations (unless a replacement crew person can be found).

3.0 Note that for additional expenses to cover onboard food, harbour fees, diesel fuel etc crew should budget for £15 per day per person (does not include for any meals ashore).

4.0 Non-London IVC members will need to pay a surcharge of £10 towards the IVC Public Liability Insurance cover.

5.0 Boats cannot be booked until sufficient applications have been received to cover the charter cost, hence book early or events may not happen. Prices & venues may vary subject to boat availability.

6.0 Unless stated otherwise, all weekend events commence on the Friday evening.

7.0 Border Agency Requirements & checks for crew sailing cross-channel are being significantly increased: All British & other EU nationals must carry a passport. Non-EU nationals must carry a passport and in addition, also carry all necessary visas etc for travelling between the UK, France & the Channel Islands.

8.0 Organiser John Strode – See London IVC web site for details of event & organisers contact details.


 
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