Yacht and Sailing days are a perfect way for groups of friends or families to get out onto the open water. Most of the below experiences have a minimum age of 16 years of age making them suitable for a family day out. You don't have to be an expert to take part either, as with all experiences you have a skipper on hand that will offer expert tuition and impart valuable knowledge. Thanks to your experienced skipper you'll know your starboard from your port side in no time.
Where do Sailing and Yacht experiences take place?
Our Yachting experience days take place south of the country in Hampshire. Most of the experiences below will either set sail out of Southampton Waters, the Solent or Portsmouth Harbor. We also have sailing experiences that sail out of Bentwaters in Ipswich. If your looking for things to do in Hampshire then a day on the open water should be top of your list.
Sailing jargon explained?
If you are new to sailing it can sometimes be a nightmare as there are so many terms that are designed to stop confusion but in actual fact can cause more confusion to the untrained. We have compiled a list of some of the most commonly used terms that you might come across on a sailing activity day.
- Bow: The Bow refers to the front of the boat
- Aft: Aft is the back of a ship
- Starboard: Starboard is used to describe the right side of the boat when facing the Bow.
- Port: Port or portside is used to describe the left-hand side of the boat when facing the Bow.
- Rudder: The rudder is located at the aft beneath the boat. It is used to steer the ship.