Leg 4/2021

24 May – 4 June Lymington to Lymington. RYA Coastal Skipper Course in and West of  The Solent


Night sailing with radar exercise

This leg is intended as a Coastal Skipper course taking us out of the Solent. The plan is to sail westbound, but depending on the weather we might also sail to the Channel Islands or east of the The Solent.

The main feature is sail training and gathering experience.


Passage planning. Where do we want to go? And how? And when?

The feeling of sailing to unknown harbours in a bit more challenging weather or at night is done deliberately. The goal is to combine a bit more challenging sailing and navigating in the English Channel while reaching pleasant destinations. 

Dartmouth has been used as a background to many old movies. A special atmosphere is omnipresent.

Dartmouth is old school sailing

Entrance of Dartmouth


Dartmouth or possibly Falmouth are the goals, before we return to The Solent and Lymington.


Falmouth Harbour

This leg is perfect for the somewhat more experienced sailors who are on the level of a Day Skipper taking it one step up reaching great destinations using tidal calculations on a day-to-day basis. 


It will be an intense, yet very pleasant, sail training course reaching out to get the RYA Coastal Skipper.  The goal of the course is that you can take a yacht during day or night  from and to an unknown port under various conditions.


It’s a unique opportunity to do this kind of sail training on a fine Hallberg-Rassy 46, and we will jointly take care of our fine yacht and learn how to handle a 20 tonnes boat under all sorts of conditions. 

It will help a lot if you first join the theory course on Malta. You will become well prepared in all the theoretical subjects. We can thus concentrate on the practical side of seamanship and manoeuvres. If you have no possibility to join the theory course, should, at least, work through the excellent book by my friend Tom Cunliffe: The Complete Day Skipper or The Complete Yachtmaster or take an online course through Skippers Online.

If you wish to buy books at bookharbour.com, please do not hesitate to contact me for a unique discount code. 

Chilling out after a challenging day at sea in Dartmouth.

Price: EUR 3,430 per person including all food consumed onboard, harbour fees, diesel etc.  plus visits to restaurants and pubs.