Avon County Sailing Section – Yacht Sailing on Discovery


Did you know that Scouts have 2 yachts based in the Hamble River near Southampton which can be booked for weekends or week trips around the UK or into Europe?

20 Scout members from Midsomer Norton and Clutton Scout groups plus members of Avon Scout Sailing section club hired 2 boats in April for a weekend  to sail out of the Hamble and into Cowes on the Isle of Wight overnight and back.  We have already booked again for next year – the third year running.

Reports from the scouts that attended said “it was an experience of a lifetime”. Where else can we get young people aged 12 helming a 60 foot 15 berth ocean going Clipper?

The Discovery project provide the boats, staff, accommodation, food, special clothing and berthing fees.  Further details can be found on www.dsp.uk.com