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We sail Thunderbolt, our Bavaria 38 from Southampton Town Quay marina. We schedule day-sailing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting. Sailing is organised by email and online calendar. Once you are signed-up 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. With a small membership we have never had to turn anyone away.

Terms – at a glance

  • Trial sail day: £75
  • Membership fees: £225 / month
  • Notice period: 3 months

Who is the club for?

  • Complete beginners who want to get it right – right from the start
  • Newly minted Day Skippers, who need to put some polish on their skills prior to chartering or moving on to boat ownership
  • Ex boat-owners, who will appreciate the capped costs, no compulsory maintenance comitment and not having to find crew. You don’t even have to buy milk – just turn up and sail!
  • Essentially anyone who would like to sail and train with a focussed, cordial crowd

What it is:

  • A way to build and consolidate solid sailing skills
  • A club for sailors who would like to avoid a boat-ownership ‘runaway-costs’ nightmare
  • A club for sailors who like to sail regularly without fuss and formalities each time

What it isn’t:

  • Boys days out – we’re here to sail
  • Something new – this is our 9th year
  • A syndicate
  • Shared ownership
  • Yacht charter
  • Corporate
  • Complicated
  • Elitist

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