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Solent Winter Ketch

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This sailing opportunity expired on 22/11/2019. You may want to take a look at our current sailing opportunities instead.


Boat type

Steel Ketch

Financial arrangements

Shared contribution


From November

Travel expenses

Paid by crew


Hamble Warsash

Date posted



Hamble Warsash

Expiry date


Qualification level required (or equivalent)

RYA Competent Crew




Freezing cold conditions.
Daysails, nightsails, weekend sails. Bitter gales, flat calms and fog.
I don't mind snow but no rain & no swimming.

Sailing from Hamble.

You're welcome to hop on a 43ft steel long-keel ketch and help sea trials to prep for longer voyages.

Practicing and developing calm no-faff techniques for short handed and solo:
MOB return and recovery. Marina close quarters. Mooring and anchoring under sail and power.
Headsail changes. Spinnakers and pole-ing Genoa's, Ketch sail trim.
Lighting the wood burning stove.

Learning to stay warm, dry and enjoying an empty Solent at a beautiful time of year.