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. 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!
Join the Chichester Sailing Group and come sailing with other like minded people.
We have wildlife watching trips in the Spring, themed trips on various aspects of seamanship, and day sails twice a month in the summer. Occasionally we will be hosting longer trips where our guests stay over night in a Yacht Club or B&B and we all meet for a meal in the evening.
Our first 8 trips of the year have been a great success, on the 30th January we sailed to the shipping lanes and back and saw two other boats! Millions of wintering birds gave us an aerial display, it was amazing. On our wildlife day on the 15th Feb we saw 24 species of birds including a Peregrine Falcon and 6 seals in beautiful sunshine and light winds, sailing nearly all day. 6 guests enjoyed a great days sailing on the 29th March. Since then we have had good sailing in blustery conditions and are looking forward to some settled weather in the summer. Hopefully!
See our Diary page for sailing bookings and email us from the Contact page to enquire about a place.
We offer Gift Vouchers for a day sail on Sunstar, perfect for birthday presents and special events. Contact us for details.