‘Dementia sail’ in Chichester harbour

We had a lovely sailing trip this Sunday in Chichester harbour for the Russell family. Three brothers arranged a trip for their father, Hap, who has Alzheimers. As a family they have sailed extensively over the years, including Atlantic crossings, and they contacted us after hearing about our Dementia Sails to arrange a trip for their father. "Dhara, you and Angela were just wonderful!  The day couldn't have gone better.  As you know, I was rather apprehensive, but my worries were very rapidly dispensed with.  Both of you were so good with Hap.  He just loved it.  He was in his element…

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Sail Boat Project launches Community Sailing Fund July sailing schedule

Sail Boat Project workers’ co-operative operates a Community Sailing Fund so we can subsidise the cost of sailing activities for members of community groups in Sussex and Hampshire. We are excited to be able to offer a range of taster sails and two and three day sails available for £20 per person per day. https://sailboatproject.org/community-sailing-fund/ We encourage local groups to have a look at the schedule to see trips out of Chichester harbour, Brighton marina and Newhaven marina – there’s something for everyone! “We believe sailing can have a big impact on people's mental health. Our own records chart an increase in…

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Day Skipper Knowledge self test

Do you have the assumed navigational knowledge to make a success of your RYA Day Skipper practical course? Take our fun Day Skipper Knowledge self test and find out! If you enroll on a RYA Day Skipper practical course it is assumed that you have navigational knowledge to Day Skipper shorebased ability. This little test helps you gauge your current level and help you decide if you need to do the theory course. You can mark yourself in this test - the answers are at the end for you to check how well you did. It's also well worth revising your theory…

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August 7 day channel sailing trip

Great seven day sailing trip last week that took in the varied delights of Swanage, Alderney Week and Weymouth Harbour, as well as a visit to Café du port Omonville la rogue and TWO encounters with Poole Bike Night - not necessarily in that order! A cultural melting pot, as well as a culinary feast in the galley with so many chefs on board. We shot across to Braye Harbour, Alderney in 10 hours from Swannage Bay. The return slingshot path from Omonville to Weymouth saw us barely making north for several hours into the spring tides, despite a heading of 320…

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Company Directors wanted

We are looking for new Company Directors to get involved with Sail Boat Project. We are a friendly community sailing school, working to widen access to the sea through sail training. As well as RYA sailing courses we offer community work, like our supportive Dementia Sails. We are also involved in importing olive oil and other products from Portugal to Newhaven by sail cargo vessel! Interested? Can you offer 2 hours a month to attend a directors’ meeting; one day a year to attend our annual review and planning day; plus some time to support an aspect of our work? Register your…

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Organic olive oil arrives by Sail Cargo in Newhaven

Last week saw Newhaven Harbour welcome Nordlys, a Sail Cargo ship that had travelled all the way from Portugal. Despite the weather, there was a great turnout excitedly awaiting the arrival of the ship and the organic olive oil on board. Have a look through the photos to see the entrance to the harbour, the unloading, and some of our happy customers! For more information or if you are interested in getting some olive oil for yourself follow the link below to the Sail Cargo page. https://sailboatproject.org/sail-cargo-se/

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Course length – 50 nautical miles. Number of boats – 1400, give or take a few. What?! Start time – 0620. What again?! And we weren’t the first … The Round the Island Race (round the Isle of Wight, just in case you’re not familiar with it) has been running since 1931. This year, conditions were perfect and a new course record of 2 hours 22 minutes 23 seconds was set by the trimaran Concise 10. We weren’t anywhere near that but, just under 10 hours after we started, we crossed the finishing line – what would be our position? The weekend…