HOW TO BOOK YOUR TRIP
Before submitting your booking request form we suggest you contact the "Lead Skipper" designated below to get an update on available places. NON Members of TOG are welcome to sign up to any of these trips but will be required to join the group as a new member at an additional cost of £20.00 for the first full year. Annual membership fees are currently £15 when paid by standing order. Following acceptance of the booking TOG will invoice the applicant for the initial deposit and set a date for final payment of the Sailex berth fee.
Click HERE to access our 2018 booking form (April to October 2018 events)
HEB18 - A two week sail out of Oban in May 2018 - Lead Skipper Alan Mortimore
The plan is to explore the Outer Hebrides visiting destinations such as Isles of Bara, Mingulay, with time to explore the Isles of St Kilda - weather permitting. We have reserved one Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43 - Eloise, see above, with six/seven berths. Going in May should give good opportunities to see a wide range of wild life both at sea and on land. This Sailex has been arranged following the very successful "Best of the North" Sailex arranged in 2017 - see TOGline for reports of that event and the News blog on this web site.
We originally committed to charter two similar yachts due to there being limited availability and members were encouraged to make their 2018 plans soon and commit to joining this two week sailex. Demand has been such that we have now released one of the yachts and have six confirmed berths for the Yacht on charter. There is potentially space to add one more member on this trip (male or female), please discuss with Alan Mortimore should you have an interest. It will now be a Saturday start and finish event. This Sailex will include some long passages and potentially lumpy seas. As of December 6th members interested in taking a place on this event are advised to add their name to the standby list AND speak to Alan Mortimore regarding availability.
The lead skipper will be Alan Mortimore. The total cost of this Sailex will be £880 per berth for the two week charter (6 on board), or £760 per berth (7 on board), this includes the cost of an outboard for the dinghy.
Cross Channel Sailex - A one week Sailex to France and/or the Channel Islands - Lead Skipper Andy McWilliam
We have chartered two Oceanis 38's from Fairview Sailing and will seek to add a further yacht should there be sufficient demand. Plans are at an early stage but don't let that deter you, sign up and chip in with your ideas for this event.
The aim of this trip will be to cross the Channel from Port Hamble to France or the Channel Islands and explore the area before returning to the Solent. Possible islands to visit include - Alderney, Guernsey, Sark, Jersey and Herm. This expedition will give those aspiring to RYA Yachtmaster Practical Courses the possibility of qualifying passages.With strong tides, challenging navigation and exciting sailing, a trip to these beautiful islands is one not to be missed! Areas like the “Alderney Race” and “The Swinge” offer opportunities for some of the fastest SOG you will experience on a Yacht.
The Lead Skipper will be Andy McWilliam and costs for this Sailex will be £400 per berth based on a crew of 5 for each yacht. As of October 2017 we have six confirmed bookings and thus 4 available berths for this event.
Pembrokeshire and the Scilly Isles Lead Skipper Alan Mortimore
Sailing from Neyland in Pembrokeshire offers access to a number of fine wild life and sailing areas. In late August / early September 2018 we have chartered two 37/38ft yachts to sail from Milford Haven to explore the Scilly Isles. Stopovers could include Padstow and a visit to Lundy Island.
This option could involve long passages and night sailing is likely. Weather and wind will dictate whether other options need to be considered such as north Wales, southern Ireland or calling in to locations on the north and south coast of the Bristol channel.
This Sailex will have 5 berths per yacht - 10 in total and costs will be £300 per berth to include an optional outboard engine for the dinghy on each yacht. Members pre-registering for this sailex were offered the opportunity to book and 8 places have been taken leaving two berths available for the remaining membership. We are exploring the option of adding a third yacht but at the present time there is no availability.
The Isles Of Scilly
Lying west of Land's End the Scilly Isles are a haven of tranquillity. Basking in a micro climate caused by the gulfstream, the white sparkling sands and crystal clear waters create a paradise which is closer than you think. With over a dozen anchorages in the archipelago to choose from and the ever changing Atlantic Ocean all around, no Scillies trip is ever the same.
MAJ17 The Spanish Jaunt - Lead Skippers Dave Bond and Paul Burghart SAILEX NOW FULL on the yachts chartered. Please continue to make your bookings while our skippers seed to add further capacity.
After a couple of very successful years in Croatia, this years “Warm Weather Trip” will be a Spanish Affair.
Many of us have been around the Island (of Wight!) but the aim of this trip is to circumnavigate the Beautiful Spanish Island of Majorca.
The Boats will be from Palma Marina, which is next to the airport, so transfer times will be just a few minutes!
We have now committed to charter a couple of 2016 Beneteau Oceanis 41.1’s (a bit like the one shown below) and one new 2017 Hanse 415. Booking for this sailex has been brisk and we now have a full complement for the three yachts chartered. We will open the standby booking page for any member wishing to add their name to the list. There is no commitment but TOG will make contact with members on this list first should a booked member have to withdraw at some future date.
Boats in Majorca do tend to book up rather quickly so members are urged to make their bookings asap to enable us to reserve the boats and also to avoid disappointment.
Likely cost for the boats will be £650 per person assuming 5 crew per boat, this price includes outboards, towels and linen and boat cleaning upon departure.
Flights will be booked separately and at the moment seem to be £240-260 return.
The link to the booking form can be found here:-
Select the link to the 2017 booking form and then choose the “Spanish Jaunt” trip and enter your details.
If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact Dave Bond on tel. 07960 408773
PEM17 A week sailing from Pembrokeshire Regretfully this Sailex has been cancelled initially due to limited support from members, and later due to lack of yacht availability. This event has been popular in earlier years and may well return to a future sailing programme.
SSW17 Sailing Skills Long Weekend - Details to be provided by the lead skipper Paul, there has been good interest in this long weekend event which will operate from Fairview at Port Hamble. We have taken options on three yachts. Interested participants should book one of the remaining berths as soon as possible. The event is very attractively priced for a "peak season" event Lead Skipper Paul Burghart
Member cost £185 per berth
SCO17 Scotland - The Best of the North. Lead Skipper Alan Mortimore.
From 13th to 27th May 2017 a 2 week Sailex starting near Oban with a plan, weather permitting, to sail north passing Skye and up the west coast of Scotland round Cape Wrath to the Orkneys. To spend several days in the Orkneys before sailing south down the East coast of Sutherland to Inverness and back to Oban via the Caledonian canal. An opportunity of a lifetime. There maybe opportunities for people to sail for just the first or second week if they are flexible on timings and there is a balance of people between the first and second week
Estimated cost for this trip will be £790 for the full two week duration and £400 per week for members allocated a place on either the first or second week of the Sailex
We have reserved 2 yachts and demand has been above expectations for a two week sailex. We are now almost fully booked with just one berth available. Please use the on-line booking link at the top of the Sailing Programme page on the TOG web site to book the final place. Once all places are booked we will open a waiting list for anyone interested is taking a place should circumstances dictate that a member has to withdraw.
SSS17 A Long Weekend in the Solent ahead of the Easter Weekend to start the year. This event has now been fully booked and yachts chartered. The event remains open for any member to add their name to the waiting list should a booked member have to withdraw at the last minute. . Lead Skipper Andy McWilliam
Member cost £185 per berth.
For the first time we have arranged a new format for the End of Season Sailex. It will be shorter - just a long weekend (Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th) and will be promoted as the "Bring a Friend" Sailex.
Members will be given the option to travel down to the Solent and board the yacht on the afternoon / evening of Thursday 6th October and overnight on board to make an early start on Friday 7th. This will allow three full days sailing.
Members have expressed a wish to have a shorter event so that you can encourage your non sailing friends to give it a try on a modern yacht in the sheltered waters of the Solent.
Booking has now started and Beneteau Oceanis 37 yachts have been chartered for the event with 5 on board each yacht. Cost of this event is £195 to TOG members.
Support has been excellent this year and we are now fully booked. Please make contact should you wish to put your name on the waiting list for a late place should a member have to withdraw.
LATEST (June 2016) - due to health issues a couple has been forced to withdraw from this event and accordingly a cabin berth has become available for a TOG member or friend a couple or single member. The TOG booking page has been re-opened and members / friends are encouraged to make a booking directly or make contact with the Skipper Andy McWilliam (see contacts page) for additional information.
Following on from the very successful Croatia Sailex starting from Split in September 2015, 5 boats chartered, we are now planning another to Croatia in 2016 starting and finishing at Dubrovnik. Take a look at the "PHOTOS" page on the Web Site to see a small selection of photographs from the 2015 sailex to Split. We have an early reservation on two Bavaria 45 4 cabin two head yachts, and have chartered one 3 cabin two head yacht. Reservations can not be held indefinitely or guaranteed as these are sold on a global basis they can not be held for us. There is just one marina at Dubrovnik and less availability than Split. Members interested in joining this Sailex in 2016 are asked to make an early booking for TOG to make a commitment with the charter companies.
LATEST - Better then anticipated demand has resulted in two boats being chartered for this event. This is the maximum number we can take from this charter cpmpany.
Sailing from Neyland offers access to a number of fine wild life and sailing areas. We plan to consider various options, all weather dependent, including visiting the Scilly Isles or South Coast of Ireland. If the conditions and forecast are favourable to make for the Scilly Isles, we would hope to visit Padstow and Lundy Island. If South coast of Ireland we would plan to visit Dunmore, Youghal and possibly Cork. These options would involve long passages and night sailing is likely.
Starting our sailex from the Isle of Skye leads us, arguably, into the heart of one of the best cruising areas in the world. Options include a circumnavigation of Skye if the weather is appropriate. The fact that we can sail around the island limits the need to set off in one direction and then have to return the same way. There are endless destinations to choose from in the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Small Isles, Skye itself and the remote and dramatic North West Mainland of Scotland.
As well as a selection of classic remote anchorages, if the crew preference is to dine out on Gourmet food, there are a number of wonderful restaurants and pubs to choose from. The location of some of these establishments has to be experienced to be believed!
Wherever we cruise in the area there is interesting marine life to be seen. Puffins, seals, dolphins, whales, basking sharks, porpoises, otters and many, many sea birds are regularly observed and photographed by members on this trip in earlier years.
We have chartered two Jeanneau 439’s for this sailex. Cost £425 per berth. Due to a late cancellation we have just ONE place available on this sailex.
Starting from Lymington Marina we have planned a sailex to the Channel Islands. Three modern Jeanneau 42i yachts with three cabins and two heads have been chartered for this event, and . All yachts are now fully booked The yachts are well equipped for such an event and making a start from Lymington Marina we are well placed for the needles passage and the channel.
The aim of this trip will be to cross the Channel from Lymington to the Channel Islands and explore the area before returning to the Solent. Possible islands to visit include - Alderney, Guernsey, Sark, Jersey and Herm. This expedition will give those aspiring to RYA Yachtmaster Practical Courses the possibility of qualifying passages.With strong tides, challenging navigation and exciting sailing, a trip to these beautiful islands is one not to be missed!Area like the “Alderney Race” and “The Swinge” offer opportunities for some of the fastest SOG you will experience on a Yacht. This time we plan have larger Yachts, Jeanneau 42’s, for faster and more comfortable cruising, so with favourable weather Jersey is a realistic port of call.
A 10 day sail from Largs, North Ayrshire, Scotland, to circumnavigate the Isle Of Man with view to taking time to visit Peel, Port St Mary, Castletown and Douglas. Returning to the Clyde via Strangford or Bangor in Northern Ireland. This extended 10 day sailex will involve several long passages and a possible night sailing and thus will be attractive for those wishing to add this experience to their log.
Following a successful charter to the Windward Islands this January - see reports in TOGLINE (Winter Newsletter), we are pleased to offer a Sailex to the Leeward Islands in January 2016.
The area has a rich British, French and Dutch history. There are many islands to visit and 17 days will allow us to explore a small number of islands in this part of the Caribbean.
We have a reservation for two 4 cabin, 3 or 4 head yachts, planning 7 members per yacht. These are both 2013, one an Oceanis 484 and the other an Oceanis 485. Yachts are complete with dinghy, outboard, bed linens and towels, fridge, freezer, and 6Kw Aux power.