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South Coast sailing flotillas with Sunsail UK & Prometheus Sailing

Enjoy a UK Flotilla Sailing Holiday

Why choose a UK flotilla sailing holiday?

Sunsail’s UK sailing flotilla breaks are perfect for experienced sailors or novice sailors, perhaps seeking the next step up from your day skipper course. With the security of a lead boat on hand, they are a fun and safe way to gain some sailing miles, experience different types of location and build confidence as you navigate along the UK’s stunning south coast.

Everyone can enjoy some stress free sailing in good company, without the hassle of airplanes, flights or disrupted travel plans. 

UK flotilla yachts

You’ll be chartering one of our stunning Jeanneau Sunsail 41.0 yachts. Roomy and beautifully appointed, each boat has three cabins and can sleep up to 9 people. Perfect for a family sailing adventure or for a group of friends. Our boats have a spacious cockpit with an easily accessible swim platform for launching a paddle board or diving in for a relaxing swim. These are handy for mooring stern-to in the marina as well and make stepping aboard easy.

Cruising area

You will cruise around the Solent and enjoy places of really unexpected beauty. Highlights might include anchoring in Newtown Creek with its colony of seals and population of sea eagles. Or sailing past Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyards with a close up view of warships old and new.

Beaulieu is another hidden gem buried in the New Forest, with a delightful pub and access to the famous motor museum if you want to spend some hours ashore. Cowes, Yarmouth and Lymington are some of yachting's finest destinations and each one is different. There’s no thrill like arriving in a town from the sea!

How does a UK flotilla work?

Each day there's an itinerary for all the flotilla yachts and a daily briefing for everyone with our lead skipper and host.

The briefing is an opportunity to discuss the navigation plan for the day so that you’re really confident and happy. However, sailing with the flotilla is totally flexible. You choose whether to sail in company or venture off on your own  towards the days final destination. It is very much a personal choice.

Equally, there’s no requirement to join in the social elements of the flotilla but a pontoon party is always great fun! And it’s great to share your experiences at the end of the day: reliving the thrill of a perfect sail or the sighting (if you’re lucky) of dolphins and seals.  

Even the most experienced sailors can sometimes worry about bringing the boat into the marina at the end of the day. Arrive knowing your lead skipper will be there before you to take your lines and help you in. And, if you don’t feel quite ready to take charge of the yacht, remember we can provide a skipper or an instructor for all or part of your holiday. 

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UK sailing flotillas 2022

Our sailing flotillas in 2021 were complete sold out.

This year they will be sponsored by TheYachtMarket.com.  Sunsail has over 40 years of experience in perfecting and offering flotilla holidays.

We are offering two UK flotillas in Summer 2022: 

  • Saturday July 23 to Wednesday 27 July
  • Sunday August 7th to Friday August 12th

See below for more details.

Please contact us to book in:

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The Sunsail July 2022 Flotilla

Sponsored by TheYachtMarket.com

Sat 23rd – Wed 27th July, 2022 

£2,095 inc VAT for up to 9 people

**Skippered charters also available** 

To book our Sunsail July Flotilla, please call +44 (0)2394 350505 or email events@prometheus-sailing.co.uk  

Please note this itinerary is subject to change. Day sailing times are a minimum and are subject to weather and tides.

July - Five Day Flotilla itinerary:

23rd-27th July 2022

Highlights 

  • New luxury Sunsail Jeanneau 41.0 yacht
  • Lead flotilla yacht and crew to guide you
  • Opihr gin & tonic pontoon party
  • See the historic English coast as never before

Arrive at Port Solent Marina the night before to collect your yacht, receive a thorough handover from Sunsail base staff and be introduced to the other members of the flotilla. Following an overnight stay at the marina on board your yacht, the group will set sail in the morning to Cowes. 

Day 1

Portsmouth (Port Solent) to Cowes 

The day's sailing - 11 Nautical miles  2.5 hr Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area. 

Not too many miles to cover on the first day: with an opportunity to stop for a swim at Osborne Bay with its well known ice cream boat, or a sail round one of the three Napoleonic forts at the eastern end of the Solent, the flotilla will head into Cowes. This legendary home to the yachting industry has many excellent eateries and watering holes though if you don’t fancy heading too far from the yacht look no further the Lifeboat in East Cowes Marina, which has a great menu featuring local produce, and a well kept cellar. For celebrity spotters it’s always worth trying to catch a glimpse of a famous sailor or two…

Day 2 

Cowes to Lymington 

The day's sailing - 10 Nautical miles - 2 hrs Sailing time 

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Following an overnight stay on board your yacht, the group will meet for the daily yacht briefing held by the lead crew before setting sail to Lymington. Though it’s a relatively short sail from Cowes there are lovely places to explore on the way – Newtown, Beaulieu and Alum Bay are all possible lunch and swim stops. Lymington Yacht Haven itself has won many awards and the shower facilities are spoken of by the sailing community in hushed and reverent tones. The Marina Bar is charming and friendly and you could easily spend a very happy evening without straying far from the yacht, This would be a shame, though, as Lymington Town is delightful and the Town Quay is a great place to sit and watch the world.

Day 3 

Lymington to Ocean Village 

The day's sailing - 15 Nautical miles - 3hr Sailing time 

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Following the daily yacht briefing held by the lead crew, the party will set sail to the bustling city marina of Ocean Village in Southampton. Ocean Village offers vibrant waterside bars and amazing restaurants, such as The Jetty at the 5 Star Southampton Harbour Hotel or Southeast Asian Fine Dining at Blue Jasmine. Or you can strike out into the city centre to enjoy the many bars, restaurants and shops. 

Day 4 

Ocean Village to Yarmouth 

The day's sailing - 15 Nautical miles  - 3hrs Sailing time 

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area. 

Following the yacht briefing held by the lead crew, the next day takes you to the beautiful seaside town of Yarmouth. The busy harbour bustles with ferries and the lifeboat. Many sailors stop here before leaving for France or further afield and it is often the first port of call on return. The cheerful harbour staff are on hand in their boats to guide you into the right berth. Once in, the tiny town has several excellent bars and restaurants and is a great place to start a walk round some of the Isle of Wight’s most beautiful coastline. Sunrise and Sunset always seem to sparkle more brightly here and it’s worth getting up in the dawn to enjoy the morning.

Day 5 

Yarmouth to Portsmouth (Port Solent) 

The day's sailing  - 20 Nautical miles  - 4hr Sailing time 

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Following the daily yacht briefing held by the lead crew, the flotilla will return to Port Solent Marina. With five day’s experience and confidence behind you there will be an opportunity to really enjoy Portsmouth’s legendary naval atmosphere as you sail back through the harbour. As you head up Portchester Lake you will get an astounding view of Portchester Castle with its Norman Keep. This English Heritage gem has been home to a fort of some sort since about 268BC, and the history associated with it is well worth a read. You’ll arrive back in plenty of time to sit back, relax and take in the many shops and restaurants located on the marina boardwalk. 

The Sunsail August 2022 Flotilla

Sponsored by TheYachtMarket.com

Monday 8th – Friday 12th August, 2022 

£2,095 inc VAT for up to 9 people

**Skippered charters also available** 

To book our Sunsail August Flotilla, please call +44 (0)2394 350505 or email events@prometheus-sailing.co.uk  

Please note this itinerary is subject to change. Day sailing times are a minimum and are subject to weather and tides.

August - Five Day Flotilla itinerary:

8-12th August 2022

Highlights 

  • New luxury Sunsail Jeanneau 41.0 yacht
  • Lead flotilla yacht and crew to guide you
  • Opihr gin & tonic pontoon party
  • See the historic English coast as never before

Arrive at Port Solent Marina the night before to collect your yacht, receive a thorough handover from Sunsail base staff and be introduced to the other members of the flotilla. Following an overnight stay at the marina on board your yacht, the group will set sail in the morning to Cowes. 

Day 1

Portsmouth (Port Solent) to Cowes 

The day's sailing - 11 Nautical miles  2.5 hr Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area. 

Not too many miles to cover on the first day: with an opportunity to stop for a swim at Osborne Bay with its well known ice cream boat, or a sail round one of the three Napoleonic forts at the eastern end of the Solent, the flotilla will head into Cowes. This legendary home to the yachting industry has many excellent eateries and watering holes though if you don’t fancy heading too far from the yacht look no further the Lifeboat in East Cowes Marina, which has a great menu featuring local produce, and a well kept cellar. For celebrity spotters it’s always worth trying to catch a glimpse of a famous sailor or two…

Day 2 

Cowes to Lymington 

The day's sailing - 10 Nautical miles - 2 hrs Sailing time 

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Following an overnight stay on board your yacht, the group will meet for the daily yacht briefing held by the lead crew before setting sail to Lymington. Though it’s a relatively short sail from Cowes there are lovely places to explore on the way – Newtown, Beaulieu and Alum Bay are all possible lunch and swim stops. Lymington Yacht Haven itself has won many awards and the shower facilities are spoken of by the sailing community in hushed and reverent tones. The Marina Bar is charming and friendly and you could easily spend a very happy evening without straying far from the yacht, This would be a shame, though, as Lymington Town is delightful and the Town Quay is a great place to sit and watch the world.

Day 3 

Lymington to Ocean Village 

The day's sailing - 20 Nautical miles - 4hr Sailing time 

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Following the daily yacht briefing held by the lead crew, the party will set sail to the bustling city marina of Ocean Village in Southampton. Ocean Village offers vibrant waterside bars and amazing restaurants, such as The Jetty at the 5 Star Southampton Harbour Hotel or Southeast Asian Fine Dining at Blue Jasmine. Or you can strike out into the city centre to enjoy the many bars, restaurants and shops. 

Day 4 

Ocean Village to Yarmouth 

The day's sailing - 15 Nautical miles  - 3hrs Sailing time 

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area. 

Following the yacht briefing held by the lead crew, the next day takes you to the beautiful seaside town of Yarmouth. The busy harbour bustles with ferries and the lifeboat. Many sailors stop here before leaving for France or further afield and it is often the first port of call on return. The cheerful harbour staff are on hand in their boats to guide you into the right berth. Once in, the tiny town has several excellent bars and restaurants and is a great place to start a walk round some of the Isle of Wight’s most beautiful coastline. Sunrise and Sunset always seem to sparkle more brightly here and it’s worth getting up in the dawn to enjoy the morning.

Day 5 

Yarmouth to Portsmouth (Port Solent) 

The day's sailing  - 20 Nautical miles  - 4hr Sailing time 

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Following the daily yacht briefing held by the lead crew, the flotilla will return to Port Solent Marina. With five day’s experience and confidence behind you there will be an opportunity to really enjoy Portsmouth’s legendary naval atmosphere as you sail back through the harbour. As you head up Portchester Lake you will get an astounding view of Portchester Castle with its Norman Keep. This English Heritage gem has been home to a fort of some sort since about 268BC, and the history associated with it is well worth a read. You’ll arrive back in plenty of time to sit back, relax and take in the many shops and restaurants located on the marina boardwalk.