Easter Solent Sights Flotilla

Join us for a 4-day flotilla over the long Easter weekend that marks the start of the British sailing season. A fantastic and unique way to spend the bank holiday weekend, this mini cruise will see you sail in company and embark on a tour of some of the most famous destinations of the Solent. Guided by your lead flotilla yacht and crew, soak in the beautiful scenery in our impressive new fleet of Sunsail 41.0s – a spacious and luxurious new yacht that is ideal for cruising in comfort and in company.

2020 departure dates: 10-13th April, 2020

Price: £1,320 for up to 9 people

**Skippered charters also available**

To book a Easter Solent Sights flotilla, please call +44 (0)2392 222 221 or email [email protected]

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. DAY SAILING TIMES ARE A MINIMUM AND ARE SUBJECT TO WEATHER AND TIDES.

4
Days

Highlights

  • New luxury Sunsail 41.0 yacht for this charter
  • Lead flotilla yacht and crew to guide you
  • Gin & Tonic evening party
  • Cheese and wine tasting evening (optional ticketed event)
Day 1

Portsmouth to Southampton

The day's sailing

20
Nautical miles
4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

Ocean Village Hotel Southampton

Arrive at Port Solent Marina the night before to collect your yacht, receive handover from Sunsail base staff and be introduced to the other members of the flotilla party. Following an overnight stay at the marina on board your yacht, the group will set sail in the morning to Southampton's stunning Ocean Village Marina, which sits at the very heart of the city. One you've arrived at your destination it's time to get ready for a G&T party in the evening on board the lead boat.

Dine at HarBar on 6th

View of marina from HarBar Restaurant Southhampton

HarBar on 6th

There are plenty of shops and restaurants just a short walk from Southampton's Ocean Village Marina. Or, if you prefer to not to venture too far for a bite to eat, there's always the HarBar on 6th - a spectacular rooftop bar and restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Solent and found on the top-floor of the marina's Harbour Hotel Southampton.

Day 2

Southampton to Yarmouth

The day's sailing

15
Nautical miles
3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

Yarmouth Marina Isle Of Wight

Following the daily yacht briefing held by the lead crew, the party will set sail to the historic port town of Yarmouth. Sitting at the mouth of the River Yar, the town contains some of the oldest architecture of the Isle of Wight. In the evening, take part in a wine and cheese tasting evening on board the lead boat or go and explore the local restaurants nearby.

Discover a medieval town

Cyclists cycling through Yarmouth Town

Yarmouth town

Located on the North-West of the Island, Yarmouth is a town steeped in medieval history. It contains some of the oldest architecture found on the Isle of Wight, including Yarmouth Castle, which dates back to the 16th Century and offers some exceptional views of the Solent.

Day 3

Yarmouth to Cowes

The day's sailing

20
Nautical miles
3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

Cyclists looking at Cowes Marina

Following an overnight stay on board your yacht, the group will meet for the daily yacht briefing held by the lead crew before setting sail to Cowes, the home of UK yachting and sailing. This will be followed by the party heading further up the River Medina to the famous Folly Pub – an open plan, rustic pub perched on the banks of the river that’s a popular watering hole with yachtsman.

Sailing's most famous seaport town

Fireworks over Cowes Marina

The home of UK sailing

No sailing trip to the Isle of Wight would be complete without a visit to Cowes. This stunning seaport town is home to one of the oldest and biggest sailing regattas in the world, making it a very popular destination with sailors over the summer months.

Day 4

Cowes to Portsmouth

The day's sailing

15
Nautical miles
3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

Yachts Moored in Port Solent Marina

Following the daily yacht briefing held by the lead crew, the party will return back to Port Solent Marina where they will arrive with just enough time to sit back, relax and take in the many shops and restaurants located on the marina boardwalk.

A 3rd century castle on your doorstep

Porchester Castle view from Port Solent Marina

Portchester Castle

If you'd like to spend your final day discovering more about local history then Portchester Castle is a must visit. This 3rd century castle, which is one of the most impressive and best-preserved of the Roman 'Saxon Shore' forts, is just a half-hour walk or five-minute drive by car from the marina.