Sailing days

Sailing Experience Days & Skippered Yacht Charter on the East & South Coast

Providing fun, relaxed sailing days for business, social groups and individuals on skippered yacht charter is what we do!

It’s your charter. We aim to ensure you get what you want from the day, be it relaxation or a challenge, learning, sightseeing or simply a tick on your bucket list?

If you’re looking to charter a yacht for a day on the East or South coast of the UK, we have bases at Woolverstone Marina, Ipswich in Suffolk and Hamble Village in the Solent.  Step aboard our 40ft yacht Serena, licensed for up to 10 people. Or, choose from a range of yachts at either location to suit your requirements.

Our sailing days and events are great for…

  • Corporate Hospitality – A great way to say thank you to clients or ‘wow’ prospective clients.
  • Team Building Events – The perfect environment to challenge and strengthen any team.
  • Coastal Cruising – Sit back and enjoy the view or practice your navigation.
  • Stag/Hen Parties – A unique way to celebrate with friends onboard.
  • Spectate local sailing events from a coastal vantage point.

We are also happy to arrange longer sailing trips…

  • Channel crossings to Belgium, France or Holland.
  • Stop off in London and visit a show?
  • Extended coastal cruising.

At Fairlead, we’ve been organising sailing events since 1996. In addition to being competent sailors, our team of RYA/MCA Yachtmasters provide an enjoyable and safe environment from which to enjoy a unique sailing experience.

Whatever your requirements, please do not hesitate to call or email us. We are happy to offer tailored sailing experience days, based on your individual needs. Our friendly personalised service is provided with an emphasis on quality of service, while we aim to be competitive in pricing and deliver an unforgettable day on a yacht starting from less than £100 per person!

  • Management Training

    “A group of us involved, in various guises, with a brokers’ e&o insurance mutual called Griffin spent the day with Paul aboard Serena.  We had a fantastic time.  Paul was at all times calm and in control but also very encouraging and got each of us involved in steering, rigging and mooring.  I would definitely recommend this as a team-building or corporate entertainment event.”  Samantha Peat, Griffin. July 2017

  • Management Training

    “….to thank you for the outstanding course which you ran for the guys and myself last week” – Mark D. Met Police. September 2016

  • Management Training

    “Thanks for a great couple of days sailing this week. I truly had a blast and enjoyed learning some of the basics of sailing” – Jason W. Advent Insurance.  August 2106

  • Management Training

    “… and we all had a fantastic time on board last week” – Richard R. Sequel. Insurance consulting. August 2016

  • Management Training

    I have used Fairlead for Structured management training, more informal team building and for client entertaining. For all options it has proved a dynamic way to develop teams internally and cement client relationships, results following the days on the yacht have been tangible.– K. MADDERN LIBERTY GROUP PLC

  • Corporate Sailing

    Just a quick note to thank you very much for the last couple of days. We are already getting some great feedback and very much appreciate you and Keith being able and willing to share some of the skills it takes to sail,what are fairly large yachts, with a group of mainly novice sailors. Many thanks once again for a superb couple of days.– HUGO S. AON GRP LTD

  • Corporate Sailing

    I just wanted to drop a line to say a massive thank you for inviting me on the sailing trip. I really enjoyed the whole experience, especially the race! So much fun. The Aon folks on my boat were just great as well and really made the two days looking after us all. Thanks you so much again it was fantastic.– TAMSIN C. MARKEL INTERNATIONAL

  • Corporate Sailing

    Very many thanks for your hospitality over the last couple of days. Great fun and the weather even behaved itself, pretty much! I thoroughly enjoyed getting out and away from the office for a couple of days and you picked a great group of people to be with, and in safe hands with Paul as skipper and Aon picking up the bar bill!!– P. L. ZURICH GLOBAL

  • Corporate sailing

    Very many thanks for your hospitality over the last couple of days. Great fun and the weather even behaved itself, pretty much! I thoroughly enjoyed getting out and away from the office for a couple of days and you picked a great group of people to be with, and in safe hands with Paul as skipper and Aon picking up the bar bill!!– P. L. ZURICH GLOBAL

  • Corporate sailing

    Paul, Once again I’d like to thank you very much for the last couple of days which everyone seems to have thoroughly enjoyed . Please could you also thank Keith for coming along and allowing us to take out two yachts – and indeed how different they were!!
    Thanks once again and trust that we can look at something similar next year.– H.S. AON GRP LTD 2011

  • Corporate sailing

    After a hard days work both teams had worked productively together, and sailed their way to success. A rewarding dinner and drinks awaited ashore in a local public house aptly named The Anchor. The following day both teams sailed back to the mainland, “re-ashored” that the experience would keep them afloat in the office.– EXTRACT FROM COMPANY NEWSLETTER LIBERTY GRP LLOYDS UNDERWRITER

  • Corporate Sailing

    I wanted to thank you very much for inviting me to take part to that sailing tour. I think we all had a very good time and a good enough weather to really enjoy cruising along the coast. Nice boat, nice people and very good organization. Special thanks to our skipper who’s taken good care of his crew even though we’ve lost the race for few seconds (let’s forgive Katie for not having measure the time correctly).– PHILLIPE CHARCONNET. SCOR (GLOBAL RE-INSURANCE)

  • Yacht Delivery

    I used the services of Fairlead Training for a yacht delivery from Lowestoft to Dartmouth in May 2009. Paul Ellis provided two additional crew members, and I also sailed along. This ended up being a very pleasant trip. Paul is very knowledgeable and professional, and the crew he had provided was a pleasure to sail with. Altogether an A+ service.– P HENAFF (BREST UNIVERSITY)

  • Yacht Delivery

    Dear Paul, I would to thank you for the excellent job you have done by the delivery of my 30 foot sailboat (Maxi 900)at the beginning of winter, from Lymington to Loctudy in the south of French Brittany. In the difficult conditions of this time of the year yourself and your crew have shown a remarkable degree of seamanship that speaks well for the kind of training to expect from your organization.
    And I would like also to emphasize the fact that at the end of the journey, the boat was handled back to me perfectly clean and shipshape. Best regards.– RANIERI FORNARI

  • Yacht Delivery 2010

    In fairly arduous conditions Paul kept us going. We made good progress from Dover to Muiden, despite a few problems with the boat en-route! Many thanks once again for a very professional service!– ACHIM BRENNER

  • Personal development

    I really pushed myself, achieving far more than I thought possible. I took this back to work.– I. S.

  • Team Building

    As good a course of its kind that I have ever attended!– LG, AON GROUP LTD

Gallery

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Contact Us Today

To book an unforgettable sailing day call 01508 499343 / 07803 927303 or send an us email