CHANNEL ISLAND CRUISE
Sailing is an adventure, as such, activities and itineraries cannot be guaranteed, but have to be constantly amended to take account of predicted tides, and actual weather conditions, together with the requirements of good seamanship.
In the very unlikely event that there is a problem with the vessel or skipper, before the start of any cruise, then all payments including deposits will be refunded in full. If during the course of a cruise, then repayment will be made on a pro-rata basis. In the also unlikely event of adverse weather, limiting the cruise to the Solent a 5% discount of the charter price will be repaid. No other liability is accepted or implied.
The following therefore represents, with crew input, a typical itinerary. If we left Cowes on a Friday evening after work we would return 9 days later on a Sunday.
Early Evening joining day. Pick up Cowes. Motor to an anchorage in the Solent. Light evening meal, relax, pack away kit, and familiarize yourself with the vessel.
Day 1: Leave early morning (most crew can sleep in) sail to Alderney. During the passage novice crew can be given instruction and will be encouraged to take part in the sailing, navigation, and watch keeping activities on the vessel. Arrive about 1700hrs, take a shower ashore, and either enjoy all the fish we have caught, or have an evening meal and drinks in the pub.
Day 2: Move to second anchorage off beach, swim, sunbath and relax or play football, touch rugby, French cricket, badminton. Fly a kite, explore the Island. A sunset drink on deck and evening meal below followed by cards, chess, scrabble, TV. (Does anyone play the guitar WELL). A quiet night at anchor.
Day 3: Sail to Shell beach Herm, activities and exploration of Island as above. Depending on tides, either spend a night here, or Sail to St Peter Port Guernsey for showers and evening meal ashore.
Day 4: Shop and explore Guernsey, pub meal and showers.
Day 5: Sail to Jersey. Depending on tides arrive St Helier in time for an afternoon on the beach,
Day 6: Shop and explore Jersey, showers and meal ashore.
Day 7: Sail to Sark. Explore, increase repertoire on guitar, anchor overnight.
Day 8: Sail to Alderney. Showers and Pub meal.
Day 9: Depart 0000hrs, giving all crew the unique experience, responsibility and satisfaction of standing a two hour night watch at sea. Arrive Cowes about 1700 Hrs disembark taking all your memories ashore.