When does my trip start and finish?


All trips will start and finish at Haslar marina unless specified otherwise.

You should meet at Haslar marina at 09:00 on the first day and we aim to be back by 1600 on the final day (weather conditions dependant).

1 day sailing trips start slightly earlier meeting at 0800 and aim to be back by 1800.


What Experience should I have?


We expect everyone attending our sailing trips to have some sailing experience, ideally completed competent crew or have similar experience. Our trips are not training courses but our skippers will usually be of Cruising Instructor level, therefore, if there are any skills you would like to learn or improve on talk to your skipper and he will help you out. If you have any concerns or questions call or e-mail us.


What do I need to bring?


Warm clothes including hat, scarf, sailing gloves and thermal underwear. It is better to wear several thin layers rather than two thick layers. If you are just starting out sailing there is no need to spend huge amounts of money on expensive clothing. Even a cheap set of thermal long johns and vest will keep you warm. We carry a limited selection of waterproofs, please let us know your requirements beforehand.

Sailing boots are advisable along with deck shoes or non-marking trainers.

Don't forget a sleeping bag, pillow, sunglasses, sun cream, your wash kit, sea sickness tablets and a towel. Soft holdalls only please.


Do I require Insurance?


South Coast Mile Builders carry full public liability insurance for its vessels and clients, however personal travel / cancellation / accident insurance is strongly recommended.


Whats included?


Included in the cost of all trips are;

Fuel, Marina Fees, meals aboard (breakfast, lunch and dinner plus snacks, Tea, Coffee & Hot Chocolate) On a 5 day trip a meal ashore will be had on one evening at own expense.


How many people will be on the boat?


1 Day sailing trips will have a maximum of 5 clients plus the skipper.

2 & 3 day Milebuilders and 5 day adventure sails will have a maximum of 4 clients plus the skipper.


Where can I expect to go on my trip?


Please see specific trip information however we operate along the south coast taking in the Solent, English channel including the Channel Islands and Isles of Scilly.

Obviously destinations will depend on a number of factors including, Weather, Tides, duration of trip etc.



Do you take under 18’s on trips


We do allow under 18's on courses when accompanied by a parent / guardian over the age of 18. The Minimum age we allow is 16 when accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. If you want to brings any under 16’s please discuss with us before booking.



Will I have to share a cabin


We structure our trips so everyone has an individual bed on board, for overnight trips we have a maximum of 4 clients on board, sleeping arrangement are 1 person in each aft cabin and then 2 individual bunks in the saloon. Obviously if you want to share a cabin then this is ok.