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Sailing Opportunities on Sea Essay

Sailing Opportunities relating to Sea Essay arise from a combination of Sea Time cruises, day sails and Training organised by CSD and charters that are organised by members.  All of these events and other activities for which Sea Essay is committed are recorded in the Sailing Programme.

Sailing Programme

The overall Sailing Programme for Sea Essay is managed by the CSD Programme Sub-Committee (PSC).  The most recent version of the programme is published here:

2016 Programme

CSD Sail Prog 2017 04Oct17

Members wishing to take part in any of the sailing activities aboard Sea Essay are advised to familiarise themselves with the Terms and Conditions.  The pricing of all events is on the Charges page.

Sea Time Cruises

Sea Time is a term used by CSD to refer generically to cruising events each year which are suitable for beginners, competent  crew and aspiring skippers.  Sea Time Cruises are skippered by Approved Skippers who are nominated by the committee.  The itinerary is typically determined by the skipper taking account of prevailing weather and the experience of the crew. Most but not all Sea Time cruises are coastal passages starting and finishing at Mercury Yacht Harbour on the Hamble.  These cruises are an ideal opportunity for members to put into practice skills learned on Competent Crew and Day Skipper Courses.  The number of berths is limited so if you are interested in taking part in Sea Time then please contact Susie Welch at the Crew Bureau on seatimebureau@channelsailing.org


A variety of training courses are on the Sailing programme for the autumn:

To book a course please contact James Savage: training@channelsailing.org


  • The status of all member charters and the current availability for charter are shown on the Sailing Programme at the top of this page.
  • Charters may be booked and organised by any CSSC member subject to the terms of a Charter Agreement.
  • Each year, CSD organises a Summer Cruise which is typically a series of member charters. Many of these charters are one-way passages.

To enquire about or book a charter on Sea Essay please contact Simon Richardson on charters@channelsailing.org.


Details of all charges for charters, Sea Time and training

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Previous versions

Previous versions of the Sailing Programme may found in the archive section of this website.

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