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May
5
Sat
2018
May Bank Holiday Mile builder @ Equinox Sailing
May 5 @ 9:00 am – May 7 @ 4:00 pm
Equinox Weekend mile building is great opportunity for sailors of all levels to gain more experience.  Sail at night and out of sight of land, experience living and eating on board all under the watchful eye of your skipper/instructor. Weekend mile building will allow you to experience the South Coast of England, Northern France and Channel Islands.
Its ideal opportunity for RYA Day Skippers to gain experience and work towards their  RYA Coastal Skipper or their RYA Yachtmaster. There will be the opportunity to skipper a 60 mile passage under instruction.
Our weekend mile building will start and finish at our home port in Hamble.  Destination will be dependant on weather and tide, but you should expect to complete 100-200 mile throughout your trip.
Your skipper will be an RYA Qualified Instructor so you will have the opportunity to learn as you cruise. Below are some popular destinations for our weekend mile builders.

weekend

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All meals while sailing are included.
Mooring fees which are split between the crew.

Cost £275

Contact us to express your interest in joining the boat, or to ask any questions.  Interested in a longer mile builder?   Why not look a the other mile builders we offer.

May
26
Sat
2018
Wales Mile Builder @ Wales Mile Builder
May 26 @ 9:00 am – Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm
The Equinox Wales mile builder is great opportunity for sailors of all levels to gain more experience.  Sail at night and out of sight of land, experience living and eating on board all under the watchful eye of your skipper/instructor. It is an ideal opportunity for RYA Day Skippers to gain experience and work towards their  RYA Coastal Skipper or their RYA Yachtmaster Qualifications. There will be the opportunity to skipper a 60nm passage under instruction.
Rho will be competing in the Three Peaks Yacht race so this trip is the delivery of the boat to Wales for the start of the race. For more information on the Three peaks Yacht race please follow the link.
This is a one-way trip but there are good transport links in Barmouth, by bus or train.
Your skipper will be an RYA Qualified Instructor so you will have the opportunity to learn as you cruise over 400 nm and we expect the trip to take approximately 7 days.

Wales

Equinox Wales Mile Builder Itinerary

Commencing in Hamble, the trip will sail along the Jurassic Coast to Portland, Dartmouth, Falmouth, Milford Haven, Pwllheli and Barmouth. We anticipate the trip will take 7 days with stops along the way.

Total mileage – 430 nm

All meals while sailing are included.

Mooring, fees/fuel and boat costs are included. Return travel from Barmouth is not included.

Cost £450

Contact us to express your interest in joining the boat, or if you have any questions.  If you are looking for a shorter mile builder trip, we recommend our weekend mile builders.

Jun
16
Sat
2018
St Kilda adventure cruise @ Scotland Mile Builder
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm
Sail from Oban to the Outer Hebrides, onto St Kilda and return to Oban.
This trip will be an opportunity to sail the West Coast of Scotland; with its stunning scenery and wildlife, this trip will appeal to bird watchers, photographers and adventure sailors.
It will be an opportunity for sailors of all levels to gain more experience and work towards the next level RYA qualification. There will be opportunities to skipper a passage under instruction.
The trip will start and finish in Oban. Due to the nature of the area we will be sailing, heavy weather options are planned if required. Please note reaching St Kilda will be weather-dependent.
Your skipper will be an RYA Qualified Instructor so you will have the opportunity to learn as you cruise over 7 days.

St Kilda Adventure Cruise Itinerary

The exact itinerary will be dictated by the forecast, but we plan on visiting as many different ports during the 7 days.

Meals while sailing are included.

Mooring fees, fuel and boat costs are included. Flights or transfers to/from Oban are not included.

Cost £600

Contact us to express your interest in joining the boat, or if you have any questions.  If you don’t have the time for such a long mile builder, we recommend our weekend mile builders.

Jun
24
Sun
2018
Scotland-Solent Mile Builder @ Scotland Mile Builder
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm
The Equinox Scotland-Solent mile builder is great opportunity for sailors of all levels to gain more experience.  Sail at night and out of sight of land, experience living and eating on board all under the watchful eye of your skipper/instructor.  En route to our home marina in Hamble we will sail along the West coast of Scotland and the Irish Sea, then South to Lands End and along the South coast of England.
The trip will be an opportunity for RYA Day Skippers to gain experience and work towards their  RYA Coastal Skipper or their RYA Yachtmaster Qualifications. There will be the two opportunities to skipper a 200 + mile passage under instruction, or shorter passages between stopping ports.
Rho will be competing in the Three Peaks Yacht race 2018, this trip is the delivery of the boat to Hamble after the race. For more information on the Three peaks Yacht race please follow the link.
This is a one-way trip but there are good transport links in to Oban, by plane, bus or train.
Your skipper will be an RYA Qualified Instructor so you will have the opportunity to learn as you cruise over 600 nm and we expect the trip to take 7 days.

Scotland

Equinox Scotland-Solent Mile Builder Itinerary

We plan to stop on route, the stopping points will be decided by the skipper and based on weather but may include Jura, the North coast of Ulster, Holyhead and Falmouth.

Total mileage – 600 nm

All meals while sailing are included.

Mooring fees, fuel and boat costs are included. Travel to and from Oban and Hamble is not included.

Cost £450

Contact us to express your interest in joining the boat, or if you have any questions.  If you don’t have the time for such a long mile builder, we recommend our weekend mile builders.

Jul
24
Tue
2018
Channel Islands, Devon and Dorset coast cruise and 7 day RYA course @ RYA Competent Crew
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm

 Join us to put your new founds skills into practice and complete the RYA Competent Crew or Day Skipper course over 7 days. The 7-days will provide the opportunity to explore new sea areas and get some proper sailing experience.

The course will start in the historic French port of St Malo, cross the Channel to the Islands and before exploring the Devonshire and Dorset coastline on the way back to Hamble.

Heavy weather options would explore west along the French coastline and cross the Channel during the weekThe trip is also available to those who wish to cruise, and not complete the RYA course.The cost includes meals while sailing and mooring fees. It does not include meals ashore or travel to St Malo.

New to sailing, spent some time on a yacht and don’t know your bow line from your bowline? Then this could be the course for you.

If you would like a more detailed look at the RYA Competent Crew syllabus then please have a look at Is the RYA Competent Crew course right for me?

RYA Competent Crew Course Content

Experience living on a yacht and visit different ports each night. Learn the fundamentals of handling a boat under sail and under engine. Learn to handle sails, tie knots, and become a useful member of crew.

Join the boat on Monday morning meet your instructor and crew, after a safety briefing set off returning Friday afternoon.

Useful literature

The RYA Competent Crew course notes, is a useful book both during the course and as an aid memoir after your course, and can be purchased for £10 please let us know when you are booking.  We also have a section on sail handling that contains some worksheets you might find useful.

Book your RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course for £50 instead of £99

After your course

You will have an understanding of sailing and how to be a useful member or crew, gaining a recognised certificate.

Previous experience required None

Duration 7 days
Max instructor ratio 5:1
Cost £700

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Included on course

RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day, 1 evening meal, and RYA log book.

To enable you to fully enjoy the course, you will require wet weather gear; a sleeping bag and pillow will also be required. Refer to our comprehensive kit list

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue the RYA qualifications and complete the RYA Day Skipper Theory course.
Already completed the Day Skipper Theory, have a look at our dates for the Day Skipper Practical course.
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?
Learn more about the other foundation courses we offer, of perhaps learn how to become a skipper.

RYA One Day Courses

RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.

Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?

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Contact us to express your interest in joining the boat, or to ask any questions.  Interested in a longer mile builder?   Why not look a the other mile builders we offer.

Oct
19
Fri
2018
October Weekend Mile builder @ Equinox Sailing
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm
Equinox Weekend mile building is great opportunity for sailors of all levels to gain more experience.  Sail at night and out of sight of land, experience living and eating on board all under the watchful eye of your skipper/instructor. Weekend mile building will allow you to experience the South Coast of England, Northern France and Channel Islands.
Its ideal opportunity for RYA Day Skippers to gain experience and work towards their  RYA Coastal Skipper or their RYA Yachtmaster. There will be the opportunity to skipper a 60 mile passage under instruction.
Our weekend mile building will start and finish at our home port in Hamble.  Destination will be dependant on weather and tide, but you should expect to complete 100-200 mile throughout your trip.
Your skipper will be an RYA Qualified Instructor so you will have the opportunity to learn as you cruise. Below are some popular destinations for our weekend mile builders.

Duration 3 days

Cost £250

weekend

Booking Form

Contact us to express your interest in joining the boat, or to ask any questions.  Interested in a longer mile builder?   Why not look a the other mile builders we offer.