The great strength of the Milebuilding Club is quality training on the Solent – mostly delivered one day-sail at a time
We schedule sailing every weekend – all year-round – plus regular longer mile building trips away for passage making experience
No formalities – just turn up and sail!
Next *Trial Sail* opportunity – February 17 – 18
Mile building is the process of building experience, sailing skills and confidence over a period of time. Mile building on the Solent is an especially rewarding activity because the Solent is busy, shallow in parts and strongly tidal.
It is often said that if you can sail the Solent you can sail anywhere; maybe – maybe not, but when tackled as a member of the Milebuilding club it is undoubtedly a great place to build and consolidate essential sailing skills.
The Milebuilding Club has a long track-record of taking not-quite-there-yet sailors and moulding them into competent, savvy skippers with the all-round skills to confidently run their own yacht or successfully tackle the Yachtmaster exam.
Would you like to learn to sail on the Solent? Perhaps you would like to get into yacht sailing but don’t fancy intensive 5 day live-aboard courses – or have you taken a ‘skippering’ course only to be left feeling that you just aren’t there yet in terms of skills and confidence?
Regular day-sailing from Southampton. Weekly bite-sized sailing adventures that are easy to integrate into your diary. We sail Thunderbolt, our Bavaria 38 from Shamrock Quay, Southampton. Easy to get to – free parking.
Sailing is organised by email and online calendar. Once you have joined the club there is no deposit to find and no formalities each time you sail. The small membership means great availability and our ‘easy-in, easy-out’ terms make the club a low risk, high value route to solid all-round sailing competence.
Cost effective? Assuming a club member sails just one day per week on average, the cost per day is less than half that of a five-day ‘skippering’ course.
The Milebuilding club is built around two simple values
Everything we do is informed by these core values. Consequently membership offers best value to those who are open to instruction and who enjoy the company of like minded fellow sailors
If you are a new sailor take the time to read our blog article on sailing etiquette. It was written to bring new sailors up to speed with those crucial onboard social skills and domestic niceties that make for a painless entrée into the sexy and glamorous world of yachting…
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