JOG Cowes to St Peter Port

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24 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018 £360.00
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JOG Cowes to St Peter Port

Venue: Cowes

Price from: £360 per person

Duration: 3 Days

A real cross-channel event for all of you wanting to get more offshore race miles and some challenging navigation under your belt.  This event will suit a wide range of more experienced sailors wanting to get some serious sailing under their belt this summer or get the feel of being at sea for a short period.  And of course, St Peters Port is a huge yachting centre and a great destination in any event.



What the Girls Had to Say

"What a great week it was! I really enjoyed it. Thank you all for everything - the warm welcome, the friendly, relaxed atmosphere, the patience of the instructors - and the female touch which put us all more in our comfort zone!!"


Starts: 9am Friday Girls for Sail office at Shepards Wharf Marina 

Finishes: Ends Monday 4pm


About The Event

This is a good distance event whether for those who are building up their offshore racing CV or for those building up their logbooks for RYA qualifications.  Its also a taster for extended life aboard on both legs of the trip so you can experience most if not all of the routines on board as weel as be a key part of competing in the race the whole time.

We will enjoy a well earned rest and some down time in St Peters Port before making the passage back home.  So come and join the crew, get some sea  miles under your belt and some tales to tell when you get home!

Either way it'll be lots of miles to add to your log book and a lovely way to see the Channel Islands!

We meet Friday morning to prepare for the evening start and after a check of the weather and tides, following a full safety brief we'll head out early.

Your skipper is RYA qualified and you can take advantage of her knowledge on the crossing and back, either practicing your navigation, racing skills or whatever you want to improve on.

This is a great stepping stone for the longer races and certainly perfect warm up for those of you planning a Fastnet year in 2017.



The boat

We mostly coach on yachts of between 37 and 41ft. Our yachts have been specifically chosen as they are easy to handle, great for learning! There is no denying us girls sometimes don't have the physical strength of the boys but with our technical ability and a well-chosen yacht we can do just as well. You will usually find yourself aboard an Élan 37, Jeanneau 37 or a Beneteau 40.7. All of your time will be spent living as crew-mates on your yacht.  Most of the yachts have 9/10 berths with 3 cabins and a saloon so the boats will normally have 2 persons in each cabin i.e. 6 - this is always the case for an RYA course, MAX 6 persons on-board. On some events e.g. races we use the saloon which can sleep an additional 2-4 person. 

About Cowes 

Cowes is widely credited as being the birthplace of UK yachting, seeing hundreds of 'yachties' descend every year on the seaside town and swelling its resident population multifold!

With a wealth of activities on and off the water and a year-round mild, sunny climate the island attracts loyal visitors and second home owners alike all year round but especially during the spring and summer months when the world class sailing conditions attract professional sailors from around the world to take part in famous regattas and races - as well as thousands of spectators who gather shoreside to watch the dramas unfold.

Easily reached by high speed passenger ferry, car ferry or even hovercraft (the island has the last remaining hovercraft service in the world) from Lymington, Southampton or Portsmouth on the mainland, the island is the perfect destination for young and old alike with plenty to see, eat and do.


Additional Info

What's included?

  • Fully coded yacht with safety equipment
  • Fully qualified RYA skipper
  • All safety equipment
  • Accommodation on board*
  • Diesel, water, electricity
  • FUN, FUN, FUN!!

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and evening meals
  • Mooring fees
  • Departure taxes/customs entries per person
  • Any clothing
  • *Accommodation upgrades where available

Why choose Girls for Sail?

  • First of all we want to give you some freedom, we want you to feel absolutely able to do anything onboard, so we will greet you, make you feel welcome, confident and safe, and of course you won't have anyone rushing you! You can learn at your own pace with our skippers and feel the benefit of this in your handling of our yacht!
  • We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition.  There's no such thing as a 'silly' question!  There's no shouting onboard and as it's also your holiday, we want you to have fun and go home relaxed and satisfied with your time here! Not to mention you get to meet new lifelong friends! 

Our values are simple: Encourage, Support, Challenge and Respect!

How to book?

Click on the link below to view available dates - or if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us!

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