Perfect way to try out yacht sailing
on the sea
with professional skipper/instructor
3 hrs start to finish
Gift vouchers available
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Taster FunSails are for everyone. With a fully qualified Yachtmaster & Royal Yachting Association Instructor as skipper you can relax and enjoy the sail or even start to 'learn the ropes' and have a go at sailing the boat yourself.
'Lily' our 22 ft yacht is ideal for adults. There's plenty of room for 4 people. She's very stable and easy to sail.
"Everything was brilliant. A sense of great satisfaction. Thank you, was perfect."
What do I need?
- suitable footwear: non-marking trainers, pumps, wellies, crocs, dinghy boots or deck shoes
- waterproof trousers & jacket (we can provide these if necessary in adult sizes from small to extra large)
- warm layers (it's generally a little cooler on the water)
We provide all the safety gear. If you tend to suffer from travel sickness, don't let that spoil the fun. Just ask the chemist for something. You'll soon develop your sea legs the more sailing you do!
Can children come?
The yacht is ideal for adults but children (age 6 & above) can come too if accompanied by a parent or carer.
How long does it last?
You'll need to allow at least 3 hours from start to finish. Sailing in Morecambe Bay takes place around the time of high water which changes every day. So you need to make a note of the meeting time for your day when you select the date below. Bay Sea School sailing events in Morecambe take place from April to September.
Do I need any prior sailing experience?
Definitely not! Taster FunSails are perfect for anyone with an interest in trying out sailing a small yacht on Morecambe Bay. If you enjoy your Taster FunSail you can come back and learn how to sail, starting on our 2-day RYA Beginner Courses.
Venue for Taster FunSail:
Meet your skipper/instructor at the garages on Back Calton St. Morecambe at the start time. (click the link below for a map & joining instructions). We'll fit you with waterproofs if you don't have your own & a life-jacket. Then we'll walk down to the launching slipway with the small inflatable boat. It's a short trip by motor from the Town Hall slipway to Lily on her summer mooring. Sailing takes place just off Morecambe promenade between the Town Hall and the Stone Jetty.
"All excellent. Very good equipment i.e. boat, safety gear, engines, lifejackets."
Sailing on the Sea
Morecambe Bay on the North West coast is a brilliant place to experience sailing on the sea. It's so much more fun than sailing on a lake. The wind tends to be more steady too. On a lake it sometimes swirls around which is very confusing for beginners. If you're an inland dinghy sailor you'll love the thrill of tidal sailing with Bay Sea School. A Level 2 or Level 3 keelboat course is a good way for you to convert to yacht sailing on the sea. Contact us if you want some advice on which level to choose.
Please make a note of your start time when you book
|Thursday 18th April 2019||9am||FULL|
|Friday 3rd May||2pm||FULL|
|Sunday 16th June||9.30am||3|
|Monday 8th July||2pm||3|
|More dates for 2019 to be announced||TBA||TBA|