We’re planning to sail Brisbane Star from Gosport on October 21st, returning on the 29th or 30th.
Where we go will depend on the weather, but could involve a westwards trip towards Plymouth or further, a crossing to the Channel Islands and Cherbourg, or an up-Channel run to Honfleur and Dieppe.

More details to follow. Show your interest by emailing: Yachting@welshharpsailingclub.org

There is room for 4 to join us aboard, and people can come for some or all of the adventure. If you only want to do a part you must be flexible as to where you join or leave.


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.


Costs
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.
Contacts: Maurice,via WHSC Yachting; Robin, via personal email