"Taster" day sail

‘Taster’ day sail

A ‘Taster’ sailing experience is a sailing trip of 3-4 hours in Conwy Bay.  You would need to arrive at Conwy Marina by 0900; we will be sailing between 1030 and 1500 and you can depart the marina at 1700.

Approximate timings are:

  • 0900 Arrival at Conwy Marina and welcome onboard Testa Rossa
  • 0915 Refreshments and briefing about the sailing trip 
  • 1030 Setting sail from the marina
  • 1030 to 1430 sailing around Conwy Bay
  • 1500 Return to Conwy Marina
  • 1530 Refreshments, late lunch and debrief
  • 1700 Departure from Conwy

Please note that the actual timings change day to day because of variations in tide times.

Personal care and preparation for Day cruises

Horizon Sailing ensures that everyone sailing on Testa Rossa takes meals and refreshments which are nutritious and sufficiently sustaining for the calorie-burning activity of sailing.  Menu plans are varied and in general, food is prepared and cooked on board. 

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

Day trips are held during daylight hours and we be depart from and return to a marina. Please bring with you clothing that is suitable for an outdoor activity in cool conditions (temperature around 10-20 deg C), bearing in mind the possibility of cool wind and rain

 You may require:

  • Warm clothing such as fleecy jumper and trousers and/or thermal underwear
  • Windproof and, if possible, waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Hat, scarf or a neck buff, thick socks
  • Footwear – deck shoes or trainers with a flat non-marking sole; walking or snow boots with a flexible sole. Unfortunately wellington boots tend to slide on wet decks.
  • Gloves if you are susceptible to having cold hands
  • Personal items such as medication, special food

Note – items can be brought in a soft bag with NO wheels such as a rucksack or sports bag

Adjusting sail trim

2 Day sail

Two-day trip 

Sailing off the east coast of Anglesey and the Menai Straits, between Anglesey and Wales. You would need to arrive at Conwy Marina by 0900 on the morning of the first day; we will be sailing from approximately 1100 and returning to Conwy Marina at 1500 the following day. You will be able to depart the marina by 1700 on Day 2.

Approximate timings are:

Day 1

  • 0900 Arrival at Conwy Marina and welcome onboard Testa Rossa
  • 0915 Refreshments and briefing about the sailing trip 
  • 1100 Setting sail from the marina
  • 1700 Evening meal and overnight mooring

Day 2

  • 0800 Breakfast and discussion about the day’s activities
  • 0900 to 1430 Sailing 
  • 1500 Return to Conwy Marina
  • 1530 Refreshments, late lunch and debrief
  • 1700 Depart Conwy Marina

Personal care and preparation for two day or longer cruises

 Horizon Sailing ensures that everyone sailing on Testa Rossa takes meals and refreshments which are nutritious and sufficiently sustaining for the calorie-burning activity of sailing.  Menu plans are varied and in general, food is prepared and cooked on board. 

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

On a two-day cruise we often spend nights on a mooring rather than in a marina; in addition to the clothing required for a day trip please bring:

  • Warm clothing, shirt, jumper or jacket – especially if the passage includes night-time sailing
  • Personal items for the duration of the trip, including a notebook, towel
  • Night wear
  • Bedding – sleeping bag and pillow; a small blanket may be a useful extra
  • Head torches (not high power), preferably with an optional red light

Please note that space is limited and you will find it easier if everything fits into one soft bag!  If you bring a hard bag or case, the contents will need to be transferred to smaller bags for stowage and the case left on shore.

Equipment

On board electrical supply is 12v: Testa Rossa has one 12v socket for charging phones and other mobile devices. There are no sockets for shaving equipment

Date EventPlaces available
April
Monday 10th April Relaunch and Sea trials
Wednesday 12th April Taster day sailFully booked
Thursday 13th April Taster day sail 5
Saturday 15th April Easter cruise - 3 days4
May
Friday 12th May Women only weekend4
Tuesday 16th May Local ladies afternoon cruise 5
Monday 22nd -Friday 26th May Competent crew and day skipper RYA course Please book via Boom sailing
Saturday 26th May May Day holiday cruise 4
Tuesday 30th May Taster day sail Fully booked
June
Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th June Weekend round Anglesey4
Friday 9th -Sunday 11th June North Wales boat show - short taster trips throughout weekend 5 per trip
July
Friday 21st July Women only weekend4
Tuesday 25th JulyDay sail 5
Wednesday 26th JulyDay sail 5
Thursday 27th July Day sail 5
Friday 28th JulyWeekend cruise4
August
Friday 18th August Women only weekend4
Wednesday23rd to Sunday 27th AugustCompetent crew and Day Skipper RYA course Please book via Boom Sailing
September
Friday 8th September Weekend cruise 4
October
Friday 6th October Weekend cruise 4