All day Solent Sailing & see the Round the Island Race - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 1st July 2017, 10:00 - 17:00

Spend a leisurely day on the Solent, enjoying the spectacle of the Round the Island Yacht Race from the great viewing platform of the Shieldhall! The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs.

Representatives from the Maritime Archaeology Trust will be on board, and will be happy to answer questions relating to the Trust’s project ‘Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War' and the general maritime archaeology of the Solent.

As part of your cruise, see the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork; admire the ship’s steam assisted steering gear (similar to that used on Titanic); talk to the Captain and our volunteer crew; listen to the informed commentary on the sights and sounds of Southampton Water and The Solent; pass close to the great ocean liners and container ships; walk the teak decks; relax in the Saloon with our wide range of refreshments including tea / coffee; real ale; a range of Titanic bottled beers; wine and hot and cold food, available on all trips.

Children will have fun with our interactive Shieldhall Log Book, collecting stickers from various stations on board!

For detailed parking and berthing information for this excursion please click here.

The Crown Princess, Oriana and Queen Elizabeth will all be in berth at the port of Southampton.




All day Solent Sailing

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