4 - 7th September 2017
Accommodation: Camping on site. Please book in advance with the Activities Centre on 023 8089 2077. Please park motorhomes nose-on to the shore, not parallel, and leave 6 metres between units..
Meet inside the Activities Centre on the lagoon side. This gives a choice of launching on the sea or on the lagoon off Southampton
Water. For a couple of hours either side of high tide there is plenty of depth to sail in the lagoon. Weather permitting, a group sail up to Ashlett Creek usually happens at some stage.
Activities Centre Cafe. Steph at the Centre says: if anyone would like to purchase meals from the café, it is strongly recommended that meals are prebooked on the morning of the day required. The café opens at 1000 and last hot food orders are 2000. You could even pre order the night before if that’s easier.
Tides: High tide Mon 11.32 am, Thursday 13.27.
Barbecue: Rain or shine, there will
be a communal barbecue on Wednesday evening, so bring some grub and booze. There's
usually plenty of grilling capacity to spare so don't worry if you do not have
For those who prefer
to stay close to the launching point there are several possibilities depending
on conditions. If the wind strength and direction are right this is a great place
for just blasting back and forth, and at certain states of the tide it is ideal
for practicing beach starts and water starts.
Calshot is south of Fawley
power station at the south-western end of Southampton Water. From Totton, to the
west of Southampton, take the A326 south for Dibden Purlieu and Fawley.The A326
leads onto the B3053 to Fawley and Calshot. At the seafront drive past the beach
huts and car park on the right. Pass Solent Sailboards on the right and park on
the left on the grass just beyond. Pay for launching, parking, camping and B&b accommodation at the Activities Centre reception.
Further details from Ruth Tracey email.
Calshot Activities Centre website