Sailing Programme

The Sailing Programme for Sea Essay shows the scheduled dates for Training, Sea Time, Day sails and Charters as well as skipper familiarization and maintenance activities.

The most recent version of the Sailing Programme:

Update on New Yacht.  We have at last received a date for the delivery of our new Dufour 390 with the the broker passing on to us that they (Dufour Yachts in France) are working on it being ready to leave the factory on the 5th April.  As is the norm these days there are still some missing parts causing delays along with staffing issues caused by Covid absences.  Ferry space permitting, the boat is due at Swanwick Marina on the 8th April when the broker will commence the programme of work they are required to complete before handover to CSD on the 21st April.
Thereafter the Yacht Husband team will start on their list of 60+ items whilst allowing the electronic systems to be installed, set up, tested and calibrated.  Further work includes compass swings, surveyors examinations, modifying the operating manuals, completing and submitting documentation for entry onto the UK Ships Register, preparing notes for and conducting short Axiom Multi Function Display courses and the familiarisation of Approved Skippers.  Unfortunately to allow sufficient time to complete all these (and more) necessary tasks it will not be feasible to release the new Sea Essay to the sailing programme until the 16th May at the earliest.
2022 Sailing Programme
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CSD Sail Prog 2022 – Sailing Programme 20 Mar 22

Note.  All on water training events start at 1800 hrs on the day before the start date for the event on the calendar.

  • So if a training course or Sea Time is scheduled to run on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday then the start time would be 1800 hrs on Sunday.

Further details and who to contact?

All committee contacts


Details of all charges for Sea Time, Day Sails, Training and Charters

Terms and Conditions

Members wishing to take part in any of the sailing activities aboard Sea Essay are advised to familiarize themselves with  CSD’s Terms and Conditions.

Channel Sailing is a division of the CSSA