60th birthday treat sailing ideas

60th Birthday Treats

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Congratulations if this is what you are searching for. A sailing excursion in the Solent is a wonderful way to celebrate a 60th birthday. This is because all the family can join in. Young and old will enjoy the experience.No prior experience is required but the skipper will invite you to act as crew and take the helm. The Solent has its own micro climate with significantly more sunshine than the mainland.

These short trips from 2 hours to a full day are aboard a modern 40ft Bavaria sailing yacht and non sailors are welcome. The yacht is certified to take 7 crew in addition to the skipper but parties of 14 can be accommodated. After a welcoming drink while the safety briefing is given, cruise down the river from our marina base in Lymington to the sheltered waters of the Solent. Here you may choose to hoist the sails and set course for your chosen destination.

These days are truly memorable and can be made as exciting or relaxed as you wish catering for all ages. You can visit idyllic anchorages, beaches, rivers bays and harbours, some of which are otherwise inaccessible.

Go ashore to the various attractions that the Solent, New Forest National Park and Isle of Wight have to offer. Bring your own food and drink or order a hamper from us.

A 60th birthday gift idea presentation complimentary sailing gift voucher/certificate will be supplied if required. This can be seen on the Gift Vouchers page. We can supply these overnight by first class mail if you are in a hurry.

Why not try a Solent river cruise? The Solent has many rivers accessible at high water to the upper reaches. The Beaulieu river, Newtown river, and Keyhaven rivers have stunning scenery, while the Medina river and Hamble river are intriguing for their rich river life. All have quaint waterside bars, bistros or restaurants. In the last few months we have seen a seal regularly in one of the rivers and a dolphin playing at the entrance to another in addition to the many rare sea birds that can be spotted in the Solents bird sanctuaries. A summer evening river cruise to watch the sun setting with glass in hand is not to be missed.

Just a word about sea sickness. The motion on a sailing yacht with its deep keel stabilisers is totally different to the motion on a car ferry. It is virtually unheard of for people to feel sea sick on the yachts, we are very confident of this and encourage you to discount any fears on this subject.

Yachts are Department of Transport certified and the skipper holds an RYA/MCA commercial endorsement. All equipment you require is carried on board including wet weather gear, life jackets and life lines. 60th birthday present trips can be tailored to individual requirements. Here are some sample trips.

TWO HOUR EXCURSION

Once in the Solent, sail across to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight with a drinks stop outside the harbour entrance if required. Tide and wind conditions may permit a visit to the Beaulieu river to the east or Keyhaven nature reserve to the west.

FOUR HOUR TRIP

Depending on tide times on the day, the famous yachting destination of Cowes can be reached to the east or the Needles lighthouse at the far western end of the Isle of Wight. The National Trust nature reserve at Newtown Creek on the island and the beach at Alum Bay are alternative destinations. There are options to go ashore for a short time where a variety of exciting bars and restaurants can be found. This trip is ideal as a 60th birthday treat idea celebrating with office colleagues with an evening out from 6pm to 10pm.

FULL DAY CRUISE

A full day trip allows passage to the Hamble river and Portsmouth harbour to the east or the beautiful beaches on Studland Bay and Poole harbour (the worlds second largest natural harbour)to the west. A variety of options exist for drinks and refreshments ashore or on board.

On all trips, crew will have the option to get involved in all aspects of sailing the yacht. Significant informal sailing training can be acquired by those wishing to do so. A short walk along the pontoon is required to access the yacht where a step up can be provided. Note that wheel chairs cannot be accommodated due to the nature of the activity and crew must be able to descend a companionway to the 'heads' below.

Finally please do not overlook our RYA sailing courses for beginners which is another way of treating that special person to a sailing experience. RYA Start Yachting is a two day course and can be combined a further three day course to obtain RYA Competent Crew certificate.

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latest 60th birthday treat trip October 2011
This is a photo from our latest 60th birthday trip late October 2011. The southerly wind produced a warm day and unbroken blue skies.
60th birthday present idea
Dear Clive, thank you for such a wonderful day that we had on Friday. We all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and Alan was absolutely delighted with his early 60th present. It all went so smoothly and just couldn't have been better in any way. The boys still cannot believe that they actually sailed the boat and even tacked round buoys. Once again thank you very much. Maureen and Colin
60th birthday steve irwin
You never know what you are going to encounter on a 60th birthday red letter day trip for the man in your life. This is a well known dolphin, whale and seal wildlife conservation activist vessel 'Steve Irwin' more likely to be seen in the south China seas, encountered in October 2011.
60th birthday voucher sample
We can tailor a gift voucher for you. These are on A5 size photographic paper. If you are in a hurry we can send you the certificate overnight by first class post. You can then send us a 50 non refundable booking deposit followed by the balance of the charter when you confirm the date of the trip or on arrival on the day. Or you can pay the full amount for the voucher at the outset. A Monday to Friday day charter for 7 people is 295, half day 195 and two hours 99. Weekend day charter is 595 if we have availability and booked well in advance. But we sometimes have late availability at weekends and will accept the midweek voucher without payment of a premium. You can check weekend availability from time to time on the chart above.

Please take a few more moments to review recent feed back from clients on our Special Birthday red letter days. All enquiries are entirely without obligation so feel free to contact us. TESTIMONIALS

50th birthday treat
'There's life in the old sea dog yet' This gentleman was on a 80th birthday trip with us.

Beaulieu River

(Beaulieu River at low water in January)

To make a reservation contact Clive Cutler

Tel 01590 623765 mob 07932 140878
or email info@hurstpointyachts.co.uk
Clive Cutler
All photographs by tristanjonesphotography.com