Taster sails – dip your toes in the water!

1000-1600 / £99

Our taster sails in Chichester Harbour are a great day out, ideal as a birthday treat or family day out. Each taster sail runs from 1000-1600 and are a good way to find out if you like sailing before booking on a course or longer sailing trip.

Thanks to Ben our skipper today for a fantastic experience. First time my dad had been sailing in 50 years! Reckon we might be in touch in the future re a longer excursion. It was great to learn a lot about the world of sailing today as Ben was excellent

“Excellent in all respects.”

“I really enjoyed the day. I learned loads of stuff from Jacquie – an excellent skipper and teacher.”

“I enjoyed all the activities we did- raising and moving the sail, steering the boat, and helping to dock the boat into the harbour.”

Family sailing trip

What we’ll get up to

We can show you round the basics of sailing in one of our taster sessions, or you can just enjoy the sail and the sights. In Chichester harbour there are often lots of other boats out which can be quite a sight, and plenty of birdlife, beautiful views and the colony of local seals.

Everyone is involved

We run our taster sails from Itchenor in Chichester harbour from April through to October.

If you can’t find any dates that suit you, get in touch! We’re always happy to organise bespoke bookings for groups.

Karic and Jalapeno out together

Each sailing taster will start with your skipper introducing themselves and asking what you want out of the trip. A lot of people want to test out if they like sailing before committing to booking on a course or trip. Other people are just looking for a fun activity to do with their friends or as a present. Either way, each taster will be hands on – you get to sail the boat! There will be a short safety briefing, but the focus is getting you out on the water and enjoying it. At some point we usually manage to fit in a cup of tea and a snack, and there are opportunities to find out about next steps, whether it be a course or a longer sailing trip. We look forward to seeing you and introducing you to sailing!

Frequently asked questions

Please see our FAQ for tips on what to bring and what to expect.

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