May Bank Holiday Flotilla

THIS FLOTILLA IS NOW SOLD OUT!

Join us for a 3-day flotilla weekend and void the rush of the Summer British sailing season. A fantastic and unique way to spend the bank holiday weekend, this mini cruise will see you sail in company and embark on a tour of some of the most famous destinations of the Solent. Guided by your lead flotilla yacht and crew, soak in the beautiful scenery in our impressive new fleet of Sunsail 41.0s – a spacious and luxurious new yacht that is ideal for cruising in comfort and in company.

2021 departure dates: 29th-31st May 2021.

May date price: £1,695 inc VAT for up to 9 people

**Skippered charters also available**

To book a May Bank Holiday flotilla, please call  +44 (0)2392 222 221 or email [email protected]

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. DAY SAILING TIMES ARE A MINIMUM AND ARE SUBJECT TO WEATHER AND TIDES.

May Bank Holiday Itinerary

3
Days

Highlights

  • 29th-31st May 2021
  • New luxury Sunsail 41.0 yacht for this charter
  • Lead flotilla yacht and crew to guide you
  • Gin & Tonic evening party
Day 1

Portsmouth (Port Solent) to Cowes

The day's sailing

11
Nautical miles
2.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Biking Biking
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Exploring Exploring
Yachts Moored in Port Solent Marina

Arrive at Port Solent Marina the night before to collect your yacht, receive handover from Sunsail base staff and be introduced to the other members of the flotilla party. Following an overnight stay at the marina on board your yacht, the group will set sail in the morning to Cowes, the home of UK yachting and sailing. In the evening there is also a G&T party with Ophir Gin, the UK’s number one premium spiced gin brand, on board the lead boat.

Dine at The Lifeboat

Cyclists looking at Cowes Marina

The Lifeboat

There are plenty of shops and restaurants just a short walk from Cowes Marina. Or, if you prefer to not to venture too far for a bite to eat, The Lifeboat restaurant stands proudly over East Cowes Marina, which is a huge favourite of visiting yachtsmen in the summer, but also a family-friendly home-from-home for locals too.

Day 2

Cowes to Ocean Village, Southampton

The day's sailing

9
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Biking Biking
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Exploring Exploring
Cowes-yacht-haven-sunsail-flags-hero

Would a sailing trip from The Solent be complete without a visit to Southampton? With a family atmosphere, and access to plenty of shops, this popular destination is a hotspot for sailors who are looking to undock in a familiar surrounding.

A wealth of history on the water

Port Solent

The Steamship Shieldhall

Southampton is a beautiful, lost city, known for the Titanic, and also The Steamship Shieldhall, the largest working steam ship in Britain. As a passenger you too can experience the golden age of steam by booking on an excursion or visiting her in Southampton.

Day 3

Southampton to Portsmouth

The day's sailing

20
Nautical miles
4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Biking Biking
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Exploring Exploring

Following the daily yacht briefing held by the lead crew, the party will return back to Port Solent Marina where they will arrive with just enough time to sit back, relax and take in the many shops and restaurants located on the marina boardwalk.

A 3rd century castle on your doorstep

Porchester Castle view from Port Solent Marina

Portchester Castle

If you'd like to spend your final day discovering more about local history then Portchester Castle is a must visit. This 3rd century castle, which is one of the most impressive and best-preserved of the Roman 'Saxon Shore' forts, is just a half-hour walk or five-minute drive by car from the marina.