Last year we had a great year with our Seaquest 32 "Paddiywack". She is a yacht with a great racing pedigree and is also comfortable for fast cruising. With a full suit of race sails from Quantum & UK Halsey, she is well equipped for racing activities and race charter. The yacht is commercially coded (Category 2) with a full cruising inventory. There are eight berths in four cabins. Oilskins and wellies are provided (at no extra charge!) The Solent and its approaches offer superb cruising grounds for all levels of sailor. Anchorages and harbours are many and varied, with each stop offering its own challenges. Our courses make full use of this area, sailing as far as Weymouth and Poole in the West, Chichester in the East, and more experienced crews may sail to France!
There are cruising courses throughout the summer, some for young people only and others for adults. Teaching ratios for adult courses will be 4:1 and for young people 5:1 (plus another experienced adult on board). All course fees include use of oilskins, food, moorings and fuel. The RYA National Cruising Scheme has four practical courses: Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Dayskipper (for age 16+) and Coastal Skipper (for age 17+). All of the practical courses are five days (with the exception of Start Yachting which is two days). During the week you will visit a different port each night, cover over 100 sea miles and experience some night sailing. RYA/MCA certificates of competence can also be gained, we can support candidates trying for the RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper certificate and the RYA/ MCA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate.
"Paddiywack" has a full cruising and racing programme this summer. There are 2-day and 5-day cruising courses available as well as a 10-day Duke of Edinburgh's Award Open Gold Expedition.
The racing programme includes the world famous Round The Island Race and Cowes Week, there are also a number of other races to take part in.
Join us for a short yacht cruise. Spend 2 or 3 days cruising the waters of the Solent. This RYA Start Yachting course is a short introduction to yacht sailing, ideal for anyone thinking of a longer passage but unsure about life aboard.
With a maximum teaching ratio of 5:1 (plus another experienced adult on board) you are sure to learn plenty in five days away. Sleep aboard in a differnet port each night. Novices will be taught the RYA Competent Crew syllabus. More experienced sailors can follow the RYA Dayskipper syllabus (or the RYA Coastal Skipper), Dayskippers must be 16 or over (Coastal Skippers 17 or over).
You will cover over 100 sea miles visiting ports on the South Coast of England. All food and mooring costs are included. Minimum age for 5-day cruises is 13.
Enjoy a five-day cruise along the South Coast or Cross-Channel. Our adult cruises have a maximum teaching ratio of 4:1. Syllabus for RYA Competent Crew or RYA Dayskipper will be covered depending on your requirement. For availability of RYA Coastal Skipper course please enquire.
In 2013 there will be one/two Open Gold Yachting Expeditions operated by IYWAC. There will also be two/three Gold Yachting EXpeditions for groups.
JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Experience the largest yacht race in the world from the deck of one of the competing yachts.
Junior Offshore Group Cowes to Deauville
Join us for a classic cross-channel yacht race to the Normandy town of Deauville.
Association of Sail Training Organisations Small Ships Events
Paddiywack will participate in two ASTO events in 2013
Yacht Name: Paddiywack
Model: Seaquest 32
Designer: Stephen Jones
Year Built: 2004
Length Overall: 9.51m
Racing Sail Inventory: Mainsail (Quantum Fusion), Code 2 Genoa, Code 3 Blade Jib - Manufactured by UK-Halsey. All Purpose spinnaker and 1.5oz. Asymmetric Spinnaker.
Cruising Sail Inventory: Mainsail, No.2 Genoa, No. 4 Jib and Storm Jib - Manufactured by UK-Halsey in Dacron cloth. 0.5oz. Running Spinnaker (UK-Halsey).
Navigation Equipment: Garmin.
Commercially Coded by the RYA for waters up to (and including) category 2
Yacht Name: Paddiywack