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The South Coast Adventure is one of our favourite camps at Quaystage. It never fails to amaze us, how beautiful our own backyard is, and how many secrets about the Jurassic Coast of England that there are still to discover.
This Sail Camp follows the chalk ridge from Eastbourne, past Beachy Head to the Needles Point on the Isle of Wight and continues as it reemerges at Old Harry Point, along the this historic coastline's caves, creeks, and hidden coves, such as Lulworth and Worborrow Bay, past Durdle Door to the hidden Port of Dartmouth.
On this 14 day adventure, not one day is the same. As your Sail Camp flotilla explores this coastline, you could find your self canoeing up the river Beaulieu, snorkelling for sea horses in Studland Bay, coasting and rock-pooling off of Durdle Door, examining onshore coastal erosion at Weymouth Bay or micro plastic pollution at West Beach Lyme Regis, looking at water salinity up the River Dart, or scouting out estuaries and creeks on paddle boards or in a canoes.
It could even involve - if weather permits - crossing the English Channel to explore the channel islands and the Brittany Coast of France. Perhaps we will BBQ on the beach, drop a mackerel line over the side or eat Moules Marinère in a French Bistro.
A 14 day Solent Sail Camp is the perfect way to learn how to sail, meet new friends, and have a perfect summer adventure, and not only discover about yourself but about the marine environment we heavily rely on. Like all Sail Camps, it is bursting with fun and with adventures.
You will spend 13 nights either sleeping on board your yacht or at selected camp sites on route.
All food is included and as part of Sail Camp you will learn how to prepare and cook many tasty meals.
You will also learn how to sail as well as the basics of navigation, and could end up with RYA Competent Crew or, if you have some prior experience, RYA Day Skipper. The RYA Shore based course "Elements of Safety and Basic Navigation" syllabus is also followed during the 14 days.