Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply to join Sailing Logic?
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, call us on 023 80 456 360.
What previous experience is required to join the race events?
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 race!
I don't race - can I still join the RYA courses?
Of course! As a fully accredited RYA training centre, we offer the full RYA Course programme. We also offer milebuilders and delivery trips, and of course once you have learned the basics, you would be welcome to join one of our race events!
Why should I sail with Sailing Logic?
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 come along?
Absolutely! 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 own.
Before the Event
Can I book online?
We have launched an online booking facility for most of our RYA courses and some races. However for most race events, we need to verify that you are booking onto a suitable event (based on your experience and expectations) so we ask that you please contact us by phone 023 80 456 360 or email to check availability and reserve a place.
Where are the courses/events held?
Unless stated otherwise, most of our events start from our base at Port Hamble Marina, Hamble SO31 4PL (nr Southampton). You will usually meet at our office, specific details will be provided on booking. (Please do not confuse us with Hamble Point Marina, which is several miles away)
Where is Port Hamble and how do I get there?
Port Hamble is in the centre of Hamble - a thriving yachting village. Use SO31 4PL for sat nav programming.
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 service from Waterloo to Southampton Central or Southampton Airport Parkway which takes just over an hour. We are approximately a 15-20 minute taxi ride from either station.
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.
What happens if I can't attend?
If you are unable to attend 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. If this is within 6 weeks of the event start no refund will be paid.
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 and ISAF courses start at 9am. RYA practical courses meet at 7pm the night before. If you're running late please call us on 02380 456 360
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 nearby?
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 accommodation.
Do you provide waterproofs?
We provide high quality waterproofs free of charge on our RYA Courses and Introduction To Racing Course. For all other events, waterproofs are avialable to hire or to buy at discounted prices. 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 with waterproof socks 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 Instructions.
How do I tell you what I thought of the course?
Please download and complete our feedback from, or complete the online version here - all comments are read and suggestions very gratefully recived. Or simply call us up and tell us what you thought!
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