After a safety briefing with tea or coffee we sail down the harbour and, if conditions are right, cross the Solent towards the Isle of Wight. Here we have the possibility of anchoring for a picnic lunch, or picking up a buoy and visiting a local sailing club and the surrounding village. During the trip all our guests have the opportunity of taking part in the sailing or just sitting back and relaxing, and on summer days, some people like to swim from the boat. In the afternoon we return to Chichester and with a favourable wind direction sail right up the harbour to the marina.
Many of the possible variations include sailing through the Forts to Portsmouth Harbour. Here you will have the opportunity of viewing the warships and perhaps having lunch on the Lightship, returning in the afternoon through the submarine barrier. Or simply enjoy sailing in the Solent towards Cowes while watching the great variety of yachts, ships and pleasure boats that use our waters. Whatever you choose, an enjoyable day out!
Sunstar is available for exclusive charter for a minimum of 4 guests but individuals who would like to come sailing with other like minded people can book onto one of our Sailing Days.
Places on the dates below are currently available and preference is given to members of the U3A sailing groups who are regular sailors. Non members can go onto a waiting list to be confirmed the week before the event. We have wildlife watching trips in the winter, day sails in the summer and occasional longer trips where our guests stay over night in a local hotel and we all meet for a meal in the evening.
25th June (full), 7th July, 9th July (full), 23rd July (full), 24th July, 7th August, 21st August, 6th September, 20th September, 4th October, and the 19th October.
Dates may be varied slightly due to weather and other days may be inserted into the schedule nearer the time.
The Round The Island Race, July 7th 2018
Less than a month to go! Join us for a spectacular view of the race coming round the Bembridge Ledge buoy.
Cowes Classics Week, 23rd - 27th July 2018
Cowes Week, 4th - 11th August 2018