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Hen Do Party Yacht Sailing Weekends to Cowes on the Isle of Wight

Hen do Itineraries

Crews join on Friday evening for yacht handover. The marinas have on-site bars, restaurant, showers and secure car parking. On Saturday morning, we usually take advantage of the full english breakfast available shoreside. This is followed on the yachts by a safety briefing plus demonstration of the yachts controls and mooring equipment. Then it is time to cast off and head down river towards our destination. Routes depend on wind and tide to some degree. We try to go with the tide as far as possible (the tide changes direction every 6 hours) so from Lymington, we may sail out to the Needles and spectacular Alum Bay. In the other direction, the Beaulieu River is delightful as a lunch stop. Check out the Master Builders pub at Bucklers Hard in the heart of the New Forest National Park where Neslon's warships Agamemnon Euryalus and Swiftsure were constructed. Or it may be possible to sail as far as Wootten Creek.
The most popular Saturday overnight venue is Cowes on the Isle of Wight where we aim to arrive around 5pm. Here you will be berthed in the main marina immediately adjacent to the lively high street.
We invite you to learn how to sail the yachts. This includes not only setting the sails and taking the helm but also trying your hand at the navigation.
On Sunday there is the opportunity to visit some of the beauty spots overlooked the day before. Newtown Creek and Osbourne Bay are favorites. Departures from Hamble follow similar routes but being more central in the Solent may also take in Portsmouth Harbour with the designer shopping outlets at Gunwharf Quays and al fresco dining overlooking the marina.

Yachts are Department of Transport certified and skippers hold an RYA/MCA commercial endorsement. All equipment you require is carried on board including wet weather gear and life jackets.

About Us

We have been organising sailing hen-dos in Hampshire since 2003 and are possibly the most experienced yacht charter company for this type of sailing in the Solent. Our success is based on our natural enthousiasm for sailing and this usually quickly rubs off on the crew. Plus we are continually innovating and improving the schedules as our experience grows. Each season we introduce some new destinations, small bays and creeks tucked away off the beaten track. Click on 'reviews' below to see what our latest hen customers wrote unprompted to tell us. These hen parties are suitable for novice and experienced sailors alike. We use modern sailing yachts and skippers are some of the most experienced you can find. Safety is paramount and fortunately despite so many trips over so many years we have never had a serious incident on the yachts. Perhaps this is good luck or is safe sailing no accident?


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This yacht which is 40ft in length is a Bavaria 38. On one of the yachts the saloon table converts to a double berth allowing 8 to sleep on board. It is cruising yacht with a mid level of comfort. We have other models such as the Oceanis 37 with similar layouts.


medium stag yacht layout

These yachts are offered as sleeping 8-10. This is achieved by an extra person sleeping in each of the stern cabins in a cot berth. There are two singles in the main saloon which is sometimes useful. These are racer/cruiser yachts of the Beneteau First 40.7 type where crew comfort is less important than speed. So they are of a lower comfort level which is reflected in the price discount. It helps if someone in the guest crew has done some sailing to assist with the sail handling.


large stag yacht layout

This yacht sleeps 12 and is coded to carry 14 including skipper. A cot berth over each of the two bow cabin double berths allows 3 people to sleep in each of the forward cabins. And the main saloon can sleep two in singles. Because of the space on board, we class this as superior comfort level. Being a larger 47ft yacht there are twin helms and a bow thruster.


As an alternative to sail, we have a variety of motor yachts available for hire in Southampton. These can accommodate up to 40 people for day sailing but overnight accommodation is usually restricted to a dozen or so people.

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