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Passage from the Solent to Jersey for the Jersey International Boat Show – A unique opportunity to cross the Channel in this iconic yacht to the beautiful island of Jersey, taking in the Needles as you depart the Solent and then the infamous Alderney race (weather permitting) and finally passing Herm and Guernsey before arriving in St Helier

(6 Places available)

Jersey International Boat Show – Gipsy Moth IV will be open for public viewing during show hours, step aboard and see how Chichester sailed solo around the world in 1966-67

Available for charter, either individually or as a group for the morning, afternoon or evening champagne cruise along the beautiful coast of Jersey, taking in the sights of St Aubin’s bay, Noirmont point and Corbiere lighthouse

(6 places available on each trip)

Passage from Jersey to the Plymouth – a unique opportunity to cross the Channel in this iconic yacht from the island of Jersey. Departing St Helier and riding the strong channel island tides north, passing Guernsey, Herm and Sark and crossing the channel to arrive in the ‘Ocean City’, Plymouth ready for the 2020 OSTAR start festivities. This is the 60th anniversary of this famous single handed race and Sir Francis Chichester won the inaugural event in 1960.

(6 Places available)

Sir Francis Chichester won the inaugural running of the Original Single-Handed Trans Atlantic Race (OSTAR) in 1960. Gipsy Moth IV will be a start attraction at this event and take part in a pre-start parade of sail. You can be on board to witness the start action of the 60th anniversary of this event as the current single handed sailors set out on their own transatlantic adventure. A full day on the water in Plymouth including lunch.

(6 places available)

A chance to join the crew of Gipsy Moth IV for a beautiful sail along the south coast passing Dartmouth, Lyme Bay and Portland Bill before entering the Solent via the world famous Needles channel and on to Bucklers Hard on the Beautiful Beaulieu river.

(4 Places available)

Learn to sail on one of the world’s most famous yacht by completing the RYA Competent crew course. This 5 day course is designed for beginners and the full course syllabus can be viewed on the RYA website

(5 Places available)

Be part of the biggest yacht race in the world as approximately 1800 boats race around the Isle of Wight. This is truly one of sailing great spectacles. Join Gipsy Moth IV on Friday for some pre-race practice and then enjoy the race hospitality before an early race start on Saturday.

(Fully booked)

Passage from the Solent to Jersey for the Jersey unique opportunity to cross the Channel in this iconic yacht to the beautiful island of Jersey, taking in the Needles as you depart the Solent and then the infamous Alderney race (weather permitting) and finally passing Herm and Guernsey before arriving in St Helier

(6 Places available)

As part of the 80th anniversary celebrations of Operation Aerial and the allied troop evacuation, Gipsy Moth IV will join a flotilla of vessels recreating the trip from Jersey to St Malo, enjoying some French hospitality and commemoration before the return trip.

(4 Places available)

A stunning sail across the channel, departing St Helier and passing Herm, Sark and Guernsey before entering the infamous Alderney race and on to the needles. Entering the Solent passed the famous Needles and lighthouse to arrive in the picturesque Beaulieu river and Bucklers Hard

(6 Places available)

Learn to sail on one of the world’s most famous yacht by completing the RYA Competent crew course. This 5 day course is designed for beginners and the full course syllabus can be viewed on the RYA website

(5 Places available)

Learn to sail on one of the world’s most famous yacht by completing the RYA Competent crew course. This 5 day course is designed for beginners and the full course syllabus can be viewed on the RYA website
(5 Places available)

An opportunity to sail on Gipsy Moth IV to Brest to attend one of the biggest sailing festivals in the world, the Brest and Douarnenez festival that is held once every four years.
(4 Places available)

A chance to experience one of the largest sailing festivals in the world, the Brest & Douarnenez festival which is held once every four years. Then sail on Gipsy Moth across the Channel to her beautiful home port of Bucklers Hard.
(4 Places available)

Sail along the coast to Land’s End and then across the Irish sea to the beautiful port of Cork where a truly legendary Irish welcome awaits together with the festivities planned for the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

Bucklers Hard to Cork 21st to 23rd July 2020 – £495
Cork to Bucklers Hard 27th to 29th July 2020 – £495
or Total trip for £895

(4 Places available)

An opportunity to join Gipsy Moth IV for an afternoon sail around the Solent and then get close to the amazing Cowes week Fireworks before returning to Bucklers Hard.

(6 Places available)

Learn to sail on one of the world’s most famous yacht by completing the RYA Competent crew course. This 5 day course is designed for beginners and the full course syllabus can be viewed on the RYA website
(5 Places available)

Sail on board Gipsy Moth IV departing from her beautiful home port on the Beaulieu river, passing the world famous needles and along the Jurassic coast and Lyme bay, before entering one of the prettiest harbours in the world. The atmosphere in Dartmouth will be amazing as it will be the start of the Dartmouth Royal regatta week so if you fancy racing stay on board for a few extra days and enjoy the racing and post race entertainment. (see below)
(4 Places available)

Join Gipsy Moth IV in the beautiful port of Dartmouth for a full week of inshore racing as part of Dartmouth Royal Regatta. There will be plenty of racing, entertainment and social events both on the water and shore side
(4 Places available)

Join Gipsy Moth IV in the beautiful port of Dartmouth for a full day of activities afloat as part of the 400th anniversary of the departure of the Mayflower and Speedwell for the New World. This amazing river pageant will be lead by a replica of the Mayflower. (6 Places available)

Your opportunity to sail on board Gipsy Moth IV, departing the beautiful port of Dartmouth and sailing across Lyme bay before rounding Portland Bill and entering the beautiful port of Weymouth. 
(6 Places available)

An opportunity to sail on Gipsy Moth IV for a 2.5 hour sail in Weymouth Bayt

Join Gipsy Moth IV in the historic port of Weymouth for two days of racing as part of the Weymouth Regatta. There will be plenty of fun both on the water and ashore.

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Join Gipsy Moth IV in the beautiful town of Weymouth and sail along the stunning Jurassic coast before entering the Solent via the world famous Needles and onto Gipsy’s home port of Bucklers Hard on the beautiful Beaulieu river.

(4 Places available)

Learn to sail on board one of the most famous yachts in the world, a great one to have documented in your log book.

We run RYA Start Yachting and Competent crew courses throughout the season, please email info@gipsymoth.uk  for details

20-24 July (2 places available)   

(4 Places available on each course)

Gipsy Moth IV will be alongside at Bucklers Hard on the beautiful Beaulieu river and open to the public from 10.00 until 15.00. Step aboard and see how it was for Francis Chichester to sail in 1966-67 (no booking required)

There are many days during the season when Gipsy Moth IV will be operating half day and full days trips from various ports. These can be booked as individuals or groups. If you have a particular date or occasion in mind please email.

(6 Places available on each trip)

Gipsy Moth Trust  – Booking Terms & Conditions

Bookings received for sailing trips on board Gipsy Moth IV will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. The Gipsy Moth Trust and its trading subsidiary Gipsy Moth Experience reserves the right to amend or cancel sailing trips based on weather and the decision made by the skipper is final.

Any trips cancelled by the Gipsy Moth Trust or Gipsy Moth experience will be refunded less any bank charges and limited to course or passage fees only, however, any booking cancelled by yourself will be charged as detailed below

  • Cancellations within 40 days of trip date – No refund (unless trip is resold at full original value when any refund will be less bank charges.)
  • Cancellation greater than 40 days of trip date – Refund of amount paid less any bank charges and an admin fee of £50

Gipsy Moth Trust  – Privacy Policy

This privacy notice applies to The Gipsy Moth Trust and its trading subsidiary Gipsy Moth Experience Ltd. It explains how we use any personal information that we collect about you.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you become a ‘Friend’ of Gipsy Moth or join ‘The Gipsy Moth Family’. This personal information comprises name, address, email address and confirmation that you are/are not a UK taxpayer.

If you have booked a sailing experience on Gipsy Moth IV you will have completed a brief medical questionnaire which provides the same contact information, but also some medical detail and information about your next of kin.  This is for your own security when you sail with us, and is also a requirement for insurance cover for GMIV.

How will we use this information about you?

We will use the information we collect to circulate our digital newsletters and inform you of future events.

Who might we share information with?  For how long? 

We do not share your information with any other organisation for any purpose.

The medical questionnaire completed before sailing with us will be seen by the professional skipper/mate responsible for your wellbeing when on board.  These forms are passed to the Trust as soon as your event is completed and the medical/next of kin information provided will not be retained in any format.  Should you wish us to retain it for a limited period of 12 months (in case you plan to sail again within this time frame) you will be asked for permission to do so. No medical details will retained for longer than 12 months as it may by then be out of date.

How can I access the information you hold about me?

You have a right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. Please write or email the Trust at the addresses at the top of this notice.

We have an obligation to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up-to-date. Please ask us to up-date (or remove) any details if they are incorrect.

Please contact us by email (info@gipsymoth.uk) if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you. You have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority for data protection:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. (0303 123 1113).

All trips on board Gipsy Moth IV can be booked as individual places or groups (up to the number of passengers shown on the event below), or you can book the entire boat for yourself and your friends or colleagues for a truly memorable day.

You can be involved with the sailing as much or as little as you like and experience the true adrenalin of sailing as it was 50 years ago in what can only be described as one of the world's most famous yachts.

As events tend to book up quite early and spaces are limited we would advise that you book as early as possible.

If you have a specific event or date in mind that is not listed below please contact us on info@gipsymoth.uk as we may well be able to arrange a bespoke day to meet your requirements

General information:

You can book as an individual, group or have the boat to yourselves.A qualified skipper and mate will be provided - Lunch and wet weather gear is provided if required.

(Maximum of 6 passengers per charter)

If you require an alternative date please contact us and we will do everything we can to accommodate your request.

For enquiries please email info@gipsymoth.uk