Are you looking for a unique gift for a loved one who is passionate about sailing? Or perhaps you want to introduce someone you know to sailing with a unique gift experience they will never forget?
We have a range of sailing experience gifts and birthday ideas ranging from a day on a classic yacht, to lessons for beginners or experienced sailors. When you give the gift of a sailing adventure, you can be certain the recipient will have an unforgettable experience they will cherish for years to come.
Whether they are a seasoned sailor or a complete beginner, a sailing experience gift offers an opportunity to learn new skills, explore the Solent water, and connect with the power of the sea. From tranquil view to exhilarating speed, we have you covered.
Choose a sailing experience gift
We have a wide range of gift ideas to choose from. Click one of the options below and it won’t be long before your loved one is having a one of a kind adventure!
Why choose First Class Sailing for gift ideas?
Not only does a sailing experience gift offer a unique adventure on the water but it also provides a chance to create lasting memories with friends and family if you decide to book for more than one person.
Imagine spending an afternoon with loved ones, soaking up the sun and sea breeze, and taking in the stunning coastal scenery we have on offer in the Solent.
Or perhaps your gift choice is for an already seasoned sailor, and you want to help them achieve another RYA qualification?
No matter what you want to gift your friend or family member, let us help. We have over twenty years of experience in running sailing lessons and unique gift experience adventures.
Whether it’s a day trip, a week-long voyage, or beginner lessons, we can help you choose the perfect gift. From birthdays to anniversaries, or simply as a surprise for a loved one with, a sailing experience gift is a unique and unforgettable experience.
How much do sailing experience gifts typically cost?
Gifts range from £199 for a one day experience, to £987 for one person on a Competent Crew beginner’s course. You can book other packages too, depending on the experience and capability of the person you are buying the gift for.
What are the age and health requirements for sailing experience gifts?
We recommend a minimum age of 12 years and older if the Competent Crew course is purchased as a gift. We also stipulate children are accompanied by an adult. There is no upper age limit on our sailing experience gifts. We’ve recently had people in their eighties sail with us. We even had a 94 year old lady come sailing with us on our classic boat Golden Vanity last year.
In terms of health requirements, sailing can be a physically demanding sport, but don’t let that intimidate you. On the sailing experience days, you don’t have to do anything related to the yacht, you can sit back and relax if you want.
On our beginner lessons it’s more about learning in a supportive environment with people working in a team at the same level as you. Sailors of all levels of physical ability can enjoy the thrill of being out on the water. For more detail, read this blog on the physical demands of sailing.
Are sailing experience gifts suitable for beginners?
Absolutely. We recommend that beginners who want to learn to sail are gifted a Competent Crew course. If the person simply wants to enjoy the delights of sailing the Solent in style, an experience day will be more suitable.
Do you offer sailing experience gifts for couples?
Yes, a sailing experience is a fantastic idea for couples. For more information get in touch with us and we can recommend either a day on the water, a set of lessons, or perhaps a sailing holiday.