New Year’s Yacht Sailing Party!
3 Days / 2 Nights – From Mercury Yacht Harbour, Hamble / Solent
Monday 30th (Join 1000 hrs) / Tuesday 31st December & Wednesday 1st January (1600 hrs) – £395 per person
See in the 2020 New Year Afloat with Yachtforce.
Join us afloat over this New Year for a special social time and a great sail! We will sail within the Solent and moor alongside in the marinas with 240 volt electricity for the boat and good shower and toilet facilities shore-side making sure that you are toasty warm at night.
Join us on Monday morning at 10am for a cracking sail within the Solent. We will leave behind the historic Hamble river and go beyond Calshot Spit into the Central Solent with great views of the Isle of Wight. We will have a warming lunch on board and then spend a night moored alongside a pontoon in a West Cowes marina on the Isle of Wight giving you the opportunity to explore Cowes High Street. We eat on board with wine with your meal. Explore the local hostelries in West Cowes after eating aboard – there is plenty going on.
On Tuesday (New Years Eve) we will sail during the day with the usual tuition and mentoring giving everyone the chance to be totally involved and then sail up the picturesque Beaulieu River past the bird sanctuary and all the wild-life up to Bucklers Hard where we will moor up over night in the marina. The new luxury toilet and shower facilities are absolutely excellent! We will eat a sumptuous New Years Celebratory 4 course meal aboard with great wine and this will culminate with a midnight fireworks display (courtesy of Bucklers Hard) and the opportunity to grab a late night drink in the Master Builders in front of a roaring open fire with tunes from their resident DJ before retiring after 1am to our snugly heated boat.
On Wednesday morning after a slower start we leave the Beaulieu River for a days sailing and have a well deserved brunch afloat before returning to Mercury Yacht Harbour on the river Hamble ready to disembark at 4pm.
A New Year’s Yacht Sailing Party for all those not wanting to do the ‘usual thing’. Get away on board a yacht among excellent company on the Solent – great for small groups, couples and singles. A fantastic few days sailing extravaganza taking in some great places, great sailing and great learning experience on an a cracking patch of water. Why spend a fortune on New Year’s Eve or being at a party where you really don’t want to be? Chill out and have some fun with us over New Year. There will be a great combination of the sailing … and the social… the roaring fire… and the fireworks!
Some people have asked for an alternative to the usual boring, expensive New Year’s Parties. So this is your chance! Grab a place on board! Sail during day light hours and do some night sailing and get to understand the night-time navigational challenges and methods we use. We don’t have to sail all night but can get a few hours in because it gets dark early! We teach people the art of sailing if they haven’t sailed before… let people expand upon their knowledge base if they are already sailors… and bring people on. We give everyone the opportunity to be completely involved in the sailing – or if they’d prefer – just chill out.
Once safely tied up for both evenings have a cockpit party with cocktails. Eat aboard to keep the cost down as going out for meals around that time is hellishly expensive – more on the catering later! Explore the local hostelries after dinner as there is plenty of live music available at the local ports… Relax & Enjoy!
It Is Hot.
We have a diesel heater for use when underway, with an additional electric fan heater plus an oil filled radiator aboard the boats when attached to shore-side electric. Honestly… we sail all through the winter, on occasions we go across the English Channel to France and the Channel Islands… and though it can be fresh on deck on occasions – down below we are in shorts and tee shirts when the heat is on! We also supply you with the sailing specialised wet weather gear in case of bad weather – but we will give you a kit list of what to bring with you if you sign up.
We start from Hamble on the Sunday morning and finish on the Tuesday lunch-time back at our home base at Mercury Yacht Harbour. Plenty of free parking with on site 24 hr staffing for a comfort feel when leaving your car – or easily accessible by rail as we are only 14 minutes taxi ride from Southampton Airport Parkway Station.
We raft up alongside each other at night and plug into the electric shore-power in the marinas. There are great shower and toilet facilities ashore and also every yacht has its own marine toilet and hot water shower aboard (though it is not quite like the power showers ashore!).
We keep the price down. All meals will be taken aboard to reduce the costs – a huge factor to consider. All breakfasts, snacks, lunches, dinner and the New Year’s Meal are included along with good quality fizz, wine and cocktails on New Year’s Eve.
The New Year’s Eve meal will be a high quality affair and is fully supplied! Kicking off with a cockpit party, fizz, cocktails and appetisers followed by scrumptious 4 course dinner all served with appropriate wines followed by coffee, mints and a digestif.
Example New Year’s Eve Menu
- Cockpit Party
- Cocktails & Fizz
- Mixed Appetisers
- Moules – Garlic / White Wine with Crusty Bread
- Salmon Fillet Pesto over Green Beans Parcel with New Potatoes
- Banoffee Pie & Cream
- Cheese Board Selection
- Selected Wines
- Coffee & Mints
- Liquor & Liqueurs
New Year’s Yacht Party Includes.
- Professional Skipper
- 2 Nights / 3 Days Aboard
- Accommodation Aboard
- Food & Drink Aboard
- Sun downers & Appetisers
- 4 – Course New Year’s Eve Dinner
- Wine, Digestif & Fizz to see in the New Year
- Bucklers Hard Marina (Masters Builders Hotel) Fireworks Display
- Mooring Fees
- Fuel & Gas
- Safety Equipment
- Wet Weather Gear
Questions? Drop us an email – speak to us if you are interested and we can take it from there.
To Book £195 deposit will secure your berth.
Total Cost £395
Contact Paul or Buster on 02380 016450 or email us at email@example.com