How do I apply to join Sailing
There is no application process. You simply book onto for the
events you'd like to join. Contact us for availability and a
booking form for your chosen event. If you're not sure what's right
for you - we'd be happy to advise you.
What previous experience is
The crew on each racing event is usually a mix of experience
levels with a maximum of 2 places for inexperienced or novice
racers. For our intermediate and advance race training
courses we do require previous racing experience.
For those who are completely new to sailing, we recommend you
start with the RYA Competent Crew course. For those
with cruising experience but no racing experience, our Introduction To Racing course is
the perfect conversion. The only other pre-requisite is enthusiasm
and a passion for adventure!
I'm an experienced racer - is Sailing
Logic still for me?
Absolutely! Racing with our top skippers provides great learning
opportunties as well as competitive racing and we especially
welcome experienced racers who can really add to our competitive
edge. With Sailing Logic you know the event will be well organised
with a top racing skipper. Leaving you free to just turn up and
Why should I sail with Sailing
Crews join us for many reasons - most tell us they love our
professional yet friendly approach, that our skippers are fantastic
and they learn so much every time they sail with us. Sailing
with Sailing Logic will build your knowldege and confidence.
Others have previous cruising experience and
simply want to learn to race from the best!
We offer a friendly and welcoming environment,
there's no shouty skippers and everyone is fully involved - we
don't take passengers. And we're very sociable! There are so many
reasons - but we're sure once you have sailed with us once, you'll
be back for more!
I hear you have great socials - can I
Of course! We hold a monthly social in London - see our Club Logic page for
details of the next one, and if you're nervous, feel free to bring
a friend. After each race event, many crews share their photos on
facebook, stay in touch and have informal reunions of their
Before the Event
Can I book online?
Unfortunately there is no facility to book online. Please contact
us by phone 023 8033 0999 or email to check availability and reserve a
You can however pay online using a bank-bank internet transfer.
Our bank details are on teh booking form.
Where are the courses/events held?
Unless stated otherwise, most of our events start from
our base at Port Hamble Marina, Hamble (nr Southampton). You will
usually meet at our office, specific details will be provided on
Where is Port Hamble and how do I get
Port Hamble is in the centre of Hamble village - a thriving
yachting village, just outside of Southampton. Use SO31 4PL for sat
By car, follow the M3 or A3 to the M27 and
exit at Junction 8. Follow the signs to Hamble. Pay & Display
parking is available on site, although there is plenty of free
parking on nearby roads.
By train there is a regular high-speed service
from Waterloo to Southampton Central or Southampton Airport
Parkway. We are approximately a 15-20 minute taxi ride from either
What insurance do I need?
Everyone sailing on a Sailing Logic course or event is covered by
the boat's insurance for 3rd party liability and limited personal
accident cover (ie death and permanent disablement).
However you should ensure that you have appropriate insurance to
cover you for minor injuries, cancellations (where you choose to
cancel) or loss of possesions whilst yacht racing. Some 'free'
policies classify yacht racing as an extreme sport, so make sure
you check you are covered. If you are unsure, visit Topsail Insurance for
a quote on their bespoke yachtsman policy.
What happens if I can't attend?
If you are unable to attand the event, please let us know at the
earliest opportunity so we can try to ensure a full crew. If this
is more than 6 weeks before the event, you will lose your 25%
deposit but we will refund any additional monies paid. If this is
within 6 weeks of the event start no refund will paid. You should
however be able to claim on your travel insurance
policy's cancellation cover. (see above)
Can I spread the payments?
Yes you can. All bookings are secured with a 25% deposit at the
time of booking with the full balance due 6 weeks before the event
start. If you would like to set up a payment plan for interim
instalments please contact us.
What time do we meet?
The start time varies depending on the event and specific details
will be provided upon booking. Most training days start at 9.30am.
RORC races vary by event. RYA Sea Survival
courses start at 9am. If you're running late please call the
duty mobile on 07770 560950.
Can I stay on board overnight?
During any of our racing or training events you may stay
on board overnight at no extra cost (please bring a sleeping bag
with you). It may be possible to stay on board the night
before/after an event if the boat is available - please contact the office team.
I don't want to stay on board - are there any B&Bs
If you don't want to stay on board that is absolutely fine, and we
will provide guidance on suitable nearby accommodation wherever we
can. Please click below to download a gude to Hamble
Do you provide waterproofs?
Yes, we provide high quality Musto waterproof jacket and trousers.
For hygiene reasons, we do not provide footwear.
What should I wear/bring?
You'll need non-marking footwear (ideally sailing shoes
or boots, but trainers will be ok) and sailing gloves. Don't forget
a sleeping bag if you are staying onboard. For a more detailed list
- please see our what to pack guide in the Joining
How do I tell you what I thought of the
Please download and complete our feedback from - all comments are
read and suggestions very gratefully recived. Or simply call us up
and tell us what you thought!
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