© The Milebuilding Club 2017
The Milebuilding Club

Welcome to The Milebuilding Club

Yachting is huge these days, a global phenomenon which should be widely available but somehow manages to be difficult to access.  Ownership can be expensive, chartering and share schemes can be a faff, and all require the sailor to find regular crew, which can be surprisingly challenging. The Milebuilding Club was originally created to enable relatively inexperienced sailors to get on the water easily.         As things have developed over the last 6 years or so we have noticed that experienced sailors also appreciate having access to fuss-free sailing with capped costs. We have found that sailors of all skill levels work well together, bound by an appreciation of sailing and a common desire to enjoy yachting in an uncomplicated and civilised way.

How does it work?

We sail Thunderbolt, our Bavaria 38 from Deacons marina on the Hamble river. Much of our sailing is day-sailing. We currently expect to sail every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting and occasionally we go away for a few days at a time. Sailing is organised by email and Google calendar so club members can see at-a-glance who is sailing and when. The skipper is always on board to ensure safety and to (gently) instruct. Club members can bring a guest by prior arrangement - if there is capacity. Membership is for 12 months. The cost is £2400 per annum, payable monthly at £200 / month. Returnable security deposit £400.

What it is:

A club for individuals who would like to sail but don’t have regular crew. A club for sailors who would like to avoid a boat- ownership ‘runaway- costs’ nightmare. A club for sailors who like to sail regularly without fuss and formalities each time.

What it isn’t:

A syndicate Shared ownership Yacht charter Corporate Complicated Stuffy Elitist
The idea of sailing for pleasure isn’t new. The word ‘yacht’ entered the lexicon in 1660 when the Dutch gave King Charles II a ‘jacht’ named after his queen - Mary.  Charles II derived great pleasure from his new vessel and essentially invented yachting as a pastime.

Who it is for:

Ex boat owners, who will appreciate the capped costs, no- maintenance and not having to find crew. Newcomers, who will enjoy ‘low- impact’ tuition, perhaps before moving on to their own boat. Anyone who would like to sail with an easy going crowd of enthusiasts.
© The Milebuilding Club 2017
The  Milebuilding Club

Welcome to The Milebuilding Club

Yachting is huge these days, a global phenomenon which should be widely available but somehow manages to be difficult to access.  Ownership can be expensive, chartering and share schemes can be a faff, and all require the sailor to find regular crew, which can be surprisingly challenging. The Milebuilding Club was originally created to enable relatively inexperienced sailors to get on the water easily.         As things have developed over the last 6 years or so we have noticed that experienced sailors also appreciate having access to fuss-free sailing with capped costs. We have found that sailors of all skill levels work well together, bound by an appreciation of sailing and a common desire to enjoy yachting in an uncomplicated and civilised way.

How does it work?

We sail Thunderbolt, our Bavaria 38 from Deacons marina on the Hamble river. Much of our sailing is day-sailing. We currently expect to sail every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting and occasionally we go away for a few days at a time. Sailing is organised by email and Google calendar so club members can see at-a- glance who is sailing and when. The skipper is always on board to ensure safety and to (gently) instruct. Club members can bring a guest by prior arrangement - if there is capacity. Membership is for 12 months. The cost is £2400 per annum, payable monthly at £200 / month. Returnable security deposit £400.

What it is:

A club for individuals who would like to sail but don’t have regular crew. A club for sailors who would like to avoid a boat-ownership ‘runaway-costs’ nightmare. A club for sailors who like to sail regularly without fuss and formalities each time.

What it isn’t:

A syndicate Shared ownership Yacht charter Corporate Complicated Stuffy Elitist
The idea of sailing for pleasure isn’t new. The word ‘yacht’ entered the lexicon in 1660 when the Dutch gave King Charles II a ‘jacht’ named after his queen - Mary.  Charles II derived great pleasure from his new vessel and essentially invented yachting as a pastime.
© The Milebuilding Club 2017
The  Milebuilding Club

Welcome to The

Milebuilding Club

Yachting is huge these days, a global phenomenon which should be widely available but somehow manages to be difficult to access.  Ownership can be expensive, chartering and share schemes can be a faff, and all require the sailor to find regular crew, which can be surprisingly challenging. The Milebuilding Club was originally created to enable relatively inexperienced sailors to get on the water easily.         As things have developed over the last 6 years or so we have noticed that experienced sailors also appreciate having access to fuss-free sailing with capped costs. We have found that sailors of all skill levels work well together, bound by an appreciation of sailing and a common desire to enjoy yachting in an uncomplicated and civilised way.

How does it work?

We sail Thunderbolt, our Bavaria 38 from Deacons marina on the Hamble river. Much of our sailing is day-sailing. We currently expect to sail every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting and occasionally we go away for a few days at a time. Sailing is organised by email and Google calendar so club members can see at-a-glance who is sailing and when. The skipper is always on board to ensure safety and to (gently) instruct. Club members can bring a guest by prior arrangement - if there is capacity. Membership is for 12 months. The cost is £2400 per annum, payable monthly at £200 / month. Returnable security deposit £400.

What it is:

A club for individuals who would like to sail but don’t have regular crew. A club for sailors who would like to avoid a boat- ownership ‘runaway-costs’ nightmare. A club for sailors who like to sail regularly without fuss and formalities each time.

What it isn’t:

A syndicate Shared ownership Yacht charter Corporate Complicated Stuffy Elitist
The idea of sailing for pleasure isn’t new. The word ‘yacht’ entered the lexicon in 1660 when the Dutch gave King Charles II a ‘jacht’ named after his queen - Mary.  Charles II derived great pleasure from his new vessel and essentially invented yachting as a pastime.