Potential Dates with the right tides:
March 3; 17 & 31.
April 14 & 28
June 2 & 16
July 14 28
August 11 & 25
Contact by email to WHSC Yachting, click link to send.
The boat needs prepping – not just provisioning but transforming from standard basic charter boat by loading and rigging spinnaker, cruising chute and other sails, and various bits of desirable kit. We also have to derig this stuff and clean down the boat at the end of the trip. This takes a couple of hours, and you should plan this into your time off.
About the boat
Brisbane Star is fully equipped and certificated for offshore charter. She has an extensive sail-set, including both spinnaker and cruising chute, heavy weather jib, and storm sails. For navigation there is a chart-plotter, GPS, on-board navigation computer and AIS tracker (so your friends and family can follow your progress). Below decks are the comforts of hot water, heating, fridge and cooker.
What you’ll need and where we are
Wet weather gear, thermals or other layers to keep you warm, sailing shoes or boots, sleeping bag and personal stuff. Life jackets are provided. See here for what to bring and travel directions.
There is a basic charge for the boat (full details to follow).
Fuel, mooring and onboard eating expenses are shared equally.
Meals ashore and travel to and from the boat are up to individuals.
Altogether we estimate approximately £70 pp pd, excluding personal travel.