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    Take to the high seas in a beautiful yacht and learn to sail. Fast and exhilarating racing, or a leisurely cruise everything is possible. The BBC Yacht Club welcomes all from beginner to experienced ocean sailor. So if you fancy yourself as the next Ellen McArthur or would prefer a leisurely cruise to the Isle of Wight, why not join us?

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    We sail every weekend in the summer from Bursledon near Southampton to local destinations including the Isle of Wight. Bank Holiday weekends we extend our trips with destinations including France and our summer cruise takes us even further afield to Spain. We also have an annual Regatta or Rally. Not all events are in the summer or on water - our year-round events include parties, courses and talks. 



    We have two yachts - 'Ariel of Hamble' & 'Prospero of Hamble'. The current 'Ariel', a Dufor 40, is well equipped for extended cruising and 'Prospero', a Sigma 33, offers the opportunity to race. 

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    We are an approved RYA sailing school with qualified instructors for RYA Competent Crew, Day and Coastal Skipper Certificates. Most have qualified through sailing with us. A weekend trip is the best way to learn - bring a sleeping bag, pillowcase, soft-soled shoes and warm clothing in a soft bag, we'll provide the rest. Classroom courses in the winter include First Aid, Radio Licence and Sea Survival. 


    Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory
    Day Skipper Theory

    Dates TBC


    Both boats are based in Bursledon on the Hamble River. They sail from March to November. 

    For more info click on  www.arielyc.org.uk
    This website is for yacht members only - guests can request a guest login.

    Cost to join

    The membership fee for 2018 is £40 - See ‘How to join’ for details of how to pay. The Membership fee for children under 16 is £10. There is no joint membership: all members must pay the membership fee.

    Crewing fees for members are:



    Weekend/Bank Holiday Cruising per day



    Midweek Cruising per day



    Week of Cruising



    Racing per day (includes race entry)



    Two day Weekend Boat Handling Course (£50 deposit required)



    Two day mid-week Boat Handling Course (£50 deposit required)



    Midweek RYA Certificated Course per day (£50 deposit required)



    Weekend RYA Certificated Course per day (£50 deposit required)



     Guest fees are £12 per day for a weekend or mid-week and £60 for the week for a week long cruise. (NB it may be cheaper for regular guests to join the BBC Club as a family and friend member, and then join the yacht club – see How Do I Join ? for details.)

    Children Sailing: Children under 16 can go sailing for half price on all mid-week trips (though not the week long cruises) and on specifically identified family trips.


    Andy Reid


    T: 07711099850
    E: CommodoreBBCYC@gmail.com 

    Alison Cable

    Secretary (Membership) 

    E: alison.margaret.cable@gmail.com

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