If possible, wear a Navy Blue or White top to maximise quality photos of us all onboard on the day.
Please wear white-soled runners or boat shoes for your comfort, remember its a lovely walk out on Brighton Pier to get to the yachts in the marina.
It's advisable to bring a warm top and a lightweight waterproof jacket should you get chilly out on the water,
Bring a reusable water bottle.
Food and alcohol are not permitted onboard the boats, we will all meet up at the club afterwards for a meal and refreshments.
The club have options for you including Meat. Seafood. Vegetarian & Vegan.
Just to be safe, bring a change of clothes for when we arrive back at the club should you have 'taken a wave ' during the sail.
There is no visitor parking inside RBYC, but, there are many other options for parking around the Club, both free and paid, short or long stay. Young St, Grosvenor St and Chelsea St in close proximity all have free all day parking options. Please be aware though that these may be subject to change by the council, so please check all street signs before parking on the day.
We meet at the far end of Brighton pier where you will be welcomed by one of our Shore Crew.
You will be pointed to your Crew meeting point and then will head off down the marina to your yacht for the sailing experience.
On board, you will be given a Personal Floatation Device (PFD, usually called a Life Jacket in the old days) and your Sailing Lifts Your Spirits skipper will give a Safety Briefing.
Then the on-water part of your experience really gets underway as you drop lines, clear out of the marina, hoist the sails, cut the engine and enjoying the carbon neutral journey on the water.
All too quickly, for most of you anyway, you’ll be back alongside and we all head up to the Yacht Club where dinner will be available and the opportunity to connect with your community. There will be time for a some salty sea stories and a few words about Wellbeing ... after all, that’s why we invited you to join us :).
Make sure you apply sunscreen prior to arriving at RBYC and be prepared to reapply onboard in the unlikely event that we get wet in the waves.
If you have a sensitive stomach or have experienced travel sickness in the past please see your medical practitioner or pharmacist for advice on the best preventative medication to take to ensure you have a great day on the water in any conditions.
Wind is a key ingredient in sailing and your Sailing Lifts Your Spirits experience may be impacted by too much or not enough!
For everyones safety, comfort and enjoyment, we have the following wind guidelines If the Bureau Of Meteorology issues a Strong Wind warning or above, we will opt out of sailing and enjoy an evening at the club with keynote speakers and lots of opportunities to connect with like minded people.
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