Experience Victorian-era splendour with a half-day sailing aboard Valerie, a stunning yacht that first set sail in 1895. The perfect outing for novices and sailing pros alike, you can get behind the helm and steer, learn traditional sailing techniques using block and tackle, or just relax and take in the history as the sights of the Solent pass by. The beautiful woodwork, sleek deck, wooden spars and traditional tiller ensure that you'll feel truly immersed within the world of Victorian yachting.
Need to Know
You'll be kicking your experience off with a baguette lunch in the riverside coffee shop, so aim to arrive by 11.30 to eat at midday. Stepping aboard this Victorian-era yacht, you can enjoy all the history that it has to offer, dating back to 1895. As you head out on the Solent, you can take the helm and try your hand at steering, as well as traditional sailing techniques using block and tackle with the guidance of your Skipper and Mate. Alternatively, just sit back and enjoy the views as you take in the splendour: however you choose to enjoy your time on the water, you can rest assured you'll enjoy an authentic Victorian Yachting experience.