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Yacht Sailing

Approximately three times a year, depending on demand, we run weekend yacht sailing trips from Port Hamble Marina, usually aboard 8-berth cruising yachts from 37’ to 44’ in length. We have staff and pupils who are qualified to RYA Day Skipper or Competent Crew level and we are sometimes joined by Old Johnians who are also experienced sailors. The Solent gives the crew the opportunity to explore the many pretty towns, coves and creeks which are within easy reach and we are able to moor for the night in the ports of Cowes, Lymington, Yarmouth, Portsmouth or Southampton. All crew members have the opportunity to helm and to learn sail handling and ropework skills.

Dinghy Sailing

During the summer term a group of pupils travels to Queen Mary Sailing Club at Ashford to sail in the School’s own fleet of “Laser Class” dinghies. We work closely with the Club’s RYA-accredited instructors, which means that pupils gain relevant nationally recognised RYA qualifications.