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Solent Familiarisation

per day
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The Solent is one of the UK’s greatest natural boating treasures but is also a  busy commercial boating area. New motor boat & RIB owners are often wary of venturing too far, tending to favour destinations that they are familiar with. We have all felt this way at Mendez Marine when we started boating.

Mendez Marine would like to invite any new boat owners to join us on our Solent exploration cruises. A day or possibly two exploring the many treasures that these relatively protected waters have to offer. Our experienced lead skipper will guide you to some of the best destinations for lunch or coffee whilst at anchor, on a buoy or alongside.

These days are purely about helping boaters gain experience and confidence so that they can enjoy their boating to the full.

These are Non-RYA certified exploration days.

Pre-course experience Candidates should be competent to the standard of RYA Helmsman. 
Assumed knowledge A good understanding of their boats systems.
Minimum duration 1 day
Minimum age 16 years
Days Activities

• Brief and Coffee
• Discuss program for the day?
• Depart for tour 1000 Approx.
• Tour of the Solent.
• Return to Marina 1700 Approx.
• Debrief of days event.
Ability after the course

To have the confidence to explore and to enjoy the delights of the many great destinations the Solent has to offer.
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