First UK Summer Flotillas for Seafarer
We at Seafarer are delighted to announce our inaugural English South Coast flotilla for Summer 2020.
We are planning two one week flotillas led by an experienced Seafarer lead crew on our Bavaria 36 training yacht ‘Nashira’. We’ll be sailing from Shamrock Quay Marina, Southampton. Our first week will head West to explore the coast towards Weymouth and the picturesque Isle of Wight. For more adventurous sailors, we have a Channel Islands itinerary planned for the following week with longer distances and more challenging tides. If you’re feeling really adventurous both weeks can be combined to make an ideal two week break. Both itineraries include a rest day ashore.
There are a number of accommodation options available on these flotillas: matched Oceanis 37s, a choice of several 4 cabin yachts up to 44ft, and even the opportunity to stay onboard the lead boat. You can even join with your own yacht for a modest fee. For those not wanting to take public transport you can drive to our Southampton base where free parking is available for the duration of the flotilla.
Our Proposed Itineraries
Weymouth Route - Level 2+ Tidal (8 Days)
A great route for those who have been on a few flotillas before and are ready to further the tidal element of their yachting repertoire. The legs themselves are not long but expect more variable weather conditions and more navigation marks than in the than the Mediterranean typically has to offer.
14th August 2020
Friday 14/08/2020 – Embarkation from 16.00 in Southampton
Saturday 15/08/2020 – Lymington (17 nm)
Sunday 16/08/2020 – Poole (18 nm)
Monday 17/08/2020 – Weymouth (28 nm)
Tuesday 18/08/2020 – Weymouth (rest day)
Wednesday 19/08/2020 – Studland Bay (22 nm)
Thursday 20/08/2020 – Yarmouth (16 nm)
Friday 21/08/2020 – Southampton by 12.00 then disembarkation (18 nm)
22nd August 2020
Friday 21/08/2020 – Option for those staying on lead yacht to embark
Saturday 22/08/2020 – Southampton to Lymington (17 nm) (late morning departure – early embarkation possible)
Sunday 23/08/2020 – Poole (18 nm)
Monday 24/08/2020 – Weymouth (28 nm)
Tuesday 25/08/2020 – Weymouth (rest day)
Wednesday 26/08/2020 – Studland Bay (22 nm)
Thursday 27/08/2020 – Yarmouth (16 nm)
Friday 28/08/2020 – Southampton (18 nm)
Saturday 29/08/2020 – Disembarkation
Channel Islands Route - Level 3+ Tidal (9 Days)
A very challenging flotilla for those looking for a true smugglers adventure. This is a higher level than any of our other flotillas and there will be long open water passages and big tidal ranges in the Channel Isles. For those up to the trial, the rewards are amazing with some wonderful locations to visit by yacht.
29th August 2020
Saturday 29/08/2020 – Embarkation Southampton
Sunday 30/08/2020 – Poole (35 nm)
Monday 31st/08/2020 – Cherbourg (65 nm)
Tuesday 01/09/2020 – Guernsey (45 nm)
Wednesday 02/2020 – Guernsey (rest day)
Thursday 03/09/2020 – Jersey (28 nm)
Friday 04/09/2020 – Dielette (30 nm)
Saturday 05/09/2020 – Lymington (76 nm)
Sunday 06/08/2020 – Southampton (16 nm) then disembarkation
Chris Lorenzo, managing director of Seafarer, said:
“We are very excited to announce our first flotilla in UK waters.”
“We have specialised in yacht charter and flotilla sailing in the Med for 25 years, as well as our beach club holidays and sailing schools, but this will be our first UK flotilla venture from our training base in Southampton. We hope it will attract sailors who want to visit the beautiful south coast and Channel Islands and we recognise that many of our clients want a flotilla operating closer to home that they can easily drive to. ”
How much does it cost?
The cost is £795 per person in a shared double cabin or £2995 for chartering a whole 3-cabin Oceanis 37ft yacht for 1 week. Boat owners can join in the flotilla for a modest charge of £200 per yacht for 1 week or £300 for 2 weeks. If you are interested in booking, pop us an email or call on the number below.
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