Win a Day’s Sailing on the Solent with First Class Sailing

Posted on May 13, 2014 by Lee under Uncategorized 7 Comments

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To help celebrate National Watersports Month, The Boating Hub has joined forces with First Class Sailing to give away a pair of tickets for a day’s sailing on the Solent.

When Will This Be Taking Place?

The lucky couple will join First Class Sailing on Thursday 29th May and will experience the excitement of working under sail while gaining an insight into the main aspects of yacht sailing: from navigating your course to handling equipment and rigging on deck.

Ideal for those keen to taste the thrill of yachting, the session will take place during half-term, but you must be over 16 to take part, and under 21s must be accompanied by an adult.

How Do I Win A Pair Of Tickets?

As you will see from the itinerary below the yacht will anchor for lunch in Osborne Bay, off the Isle of Wight. All you have to do is send us your answer to the following question using the comment box below:

Q. Which monarch was Osborne House built for?

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The Sailing Day Itinerary

At 8.30 you’ll arrive at Shamrock Quay in Southampton to meet the instructor for coffee and croissants, where you’ll be given a quick overview of the day’s trip and a thorough safety briefing.

You’ll then cast off from Shamrock Quay and sail down Southampton Water to the Solent.

For lunch, the boat will anchor off Osborne Bay (depending on the weather and local tide), then set off for the return leg to Shamrock Quay to arrive around 5pm.

first class sailing logoAbout First Class Sailing

First Class Sailing is an RYA sailing school that was established in 2001 and specialises in teaching  practical, on the water RYA courses such as Yachtmaster and Day Skipper, on their yachts in the Solent and on the east coast.

They also run theory RYA navigation courses in customer’s offices making it more convenient to learn the art of sailing all through the year.

This competition is the perfect opportunity to experience the thrill of sailing for yourself with First Class Sailing.

To find out more about the sailing courses First Class Sailing offer visit

About National Watersports Month

This May, four organisations are encouraging the UK to taste the thrill of sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and many other water activities.

The RYA, British Marine Federation, British Rowing, British Canoe Union and British Water Ski & Wakeboard have all teamed up to offer an action-packed schedule of events and activities across the nation.

Sporting clubs, marinas and groups will be offering up a range for activities for both first-timers and experienced sports enthusiasts. You can find out more about National Watersports Month here:

USE THE COMMENT BOX BELOW TO ENTER THE COMPETITION! Simply enter your answer in the ‘your comment’ section.

Q. Which monarch was Osborne House built for?

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