You join the yacht at Chatham Marina at 1800 on Friday and meet the skipper/instructor and up to 4 other crew. The other crew may be first timers, or doing a series of weekends as a competent crew or day skipper course.
You will be shown around the boat, allocated a berth and, after a safety briefing by the skipper we will usually sail that evening. You will be involved ‘hands-on’ from the beginning and might even find yourself helming the boat down the river at night. This will be a short trip of about 2 or 3 hours to a mooring or anchorage in the Medway and a well-earned, convivial dinner around the saloon table.