Cowes - Luxury Clipper Sailing Event
Cowes, Isle of Wight and Spitbank Fort, Solent
05/08/2013 to 08/08/2013
This Cowes Week, we are working in conjunction with Clipper Ventures to offer a one off opportunity to sail aboard one of the new Clipper 68ft Round the World Yacht’s in a competitive race.
Your group (up to 12 guests) can charter the whole boat, compete in the race and then retreat to the privacy of your own island to spend the night. This one night package is available on 5th, 6th or 7th August 2013.
Clipper Sailing Itinerary – Day 1
09.00 - Guests arrive at Cowes Yacht Haven, Isle of Wight to meet your Clipper crew. Board and meet fellow crew mates over an informal breakfast of fresh coffee, bacon sandwiches and pastries. Once everyone has settled in the crew will run through your day giving you key information on weather, tactics and the schedule.
10.30 - Slip lines and head out into the Solent tack, gybe and race training teaching all those on-board the skills required to sail the yacht. A racing lunch will be served on board at a time which is appropriate.
13.00 - Approximate timing; race start in the Ocean Racer Class, this class is for Big Boats with non-professional crews, yachts are around 65 – 75 foot. Exact start time, course, and race details TBC on the day of the event.
15.30 - Onwards; finish racing, (exact timings depend on the weather and course set on the day). You are then free to enjoy the race village in Cowes Yacht Haven and the atmosphere in Cowes itself (wristbands will be provided for entry).
17.30 – You and your guests are picked up from Cowes on private transfer to Spitbank Fort where you will be welcomed with a glass of champagne. Settle into your room, or relax aching muscles in the roof top hot pool and sauna.
19.30 - Pre-dinner drinks and canapés in the stunning Crow’s Nest followed by a gourmet 4 course dinner served in the Officers Mess.
22.00 - Enjoy a brandy under the stars around the gun emplacement fire pit with warm blankets. (Sing song optional!)
9.00 - Traditional Cooked breakfast served in the Officer’s Mess
10.00 - Enjoy a full guided history tour around Spitbank Fort
11.00 - Relax and enjoy the forts amazing facilities. (Spa treatments/Fishing/Kite flying)
13.00 - Depart Spitbank on our private boat for Cowes.
Clipper Sailing package includes
- A Clipper 68 foot yacht, racing at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week
- Professional skipper and mate
- Berthing fees at Cowes Yacht Haven
- Racing sails (no spinnakers)
- Full event management and race entry
- Personal accident insurance benefits
- Foul weather clothing and all safety equipment
- Breakfast and racing lunch on board
- Selection of water and soft drinks
- Wristbands to gain entry into the race village at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week
This one off package is available for £9,000 (ex VAT) Exclusive Use. To book, call 02392 513 887 or send us an enquiry.
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Royal Clarence Marina,
Weevil Way, Gosport,
T: +44 (0)2392 513 887
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