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About - Horizon Sailing

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About Horizon sailing

Horizon Sailing 

Established 2016

Providing a unique twist on Executive Team building with the experienced sailing instruction from a highly qualified Psychologist

Catherine advises helm


Introducing your Skipper -Catherine Dobson

Catherine Dobson is a qualified skipper (commercially endorsed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency) and a Royal Yachting Association qualified yacht sailing Instructor. She is one of a small number of female skippers in the UK. With over 30 years’ of sailing experience, Catherine has sailed more than 15,000 sea miles in UK waters, northern Europe and the Mediterranean. She has ambitions to go trans-Atlantic!

As well as enjoying a second career as a sailing instructor, Catherine is also a Chartered Psychologist, having worked for 35 years with the National Health Service. She continues in professional practice with CD Psychology, providing psychological consultations with people experiencing difficulties in their work or personal lives.

Catherine has a first class track record in helping people overcome challenges; through acknowledging strengths and developing unique solutions to obstacles. As an entrepreneur and Chartered Psychologist, Catherine adds value to corporate and business sailing days.

Furthermore, as mother to two sons, both having successful professional careers and significant achievement at international and Olympic sailing, Catherine can positively demonstrate the challenge of managing the triple demands of family, a career whilst advancing her own skills in recreational sailing.


Testa Rossa

Welcome to ‘Testa Rossa’… A SAFE AND FAST 39ft sailing yacht


Testa Rossa is a comfortable cruising yacht, having a double berth fore-cabin (with en-suite toilet and shower) and two saloon berths. For day trips, we can take up to five crew, with four people for overnight cruises. Testa Rossa complies with UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency requirements for a sailing yacht operating in waters up to 60nM from a safe harbour. She is equipped with lifejackets for all on board, a liferaft and several other emergency and safety features. We have a VHF radio for communications between the vessel and Coastguard Stations and for broadcasting between vessels. We have a chartplotter and means of transmitting the vessel’s position at night and in poor visibility. Testa Rossa is ideally suited to offshore cruising and can sail 120 or so miles in a day.

We provide lifejackets for everyone sailing on Testa Rossa. As an optional extra, we can also can provide waterproof sailing over suits. Please state your requirements on the booking form.

Horizon Sailing is keen to ensure that all meals and refreshments on board are nutritious and suitable to sustain a crew taking part in the calorie-burning activity of sailing. Menus will be varied with food cooked on board.

Please clearly state any specific food requirements or have allergies on the booking form