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Listed below are a number of interesting events that can be enjoyed on board Alice this year. These will change during the season, to register your interest copy the header of the event and past it into the “Message” section of our booking page we will come back to you registering you at the head of the list.


Fri 2nd – Sun 4th June 2017 Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival

The most fantastic weekend. Friday afternoon we will sail down to Yarmouth mooring alongside at about 1800, The full festivities of the YOGAF weekend will be available; Saturday morning will be the Old Gaffers race, Saturday evening is the prize giving with excellent bands playing in the tent. Sunday about midday we will set off back to Portsmouth – a great weekend and with the summer bank holiday to follow.


Thu 8th – Mon 12th June Isle of Wight Festival

Imagine attending the festival with such a superb base for your accommodation. On Thursday 1000 Alice will set off from Gun Wharf ( right next to Portsmouth Harbour station), at 1400 she will be moored alongside town quay in Newtown – plugged into the mains – the tent up just a magic place from which to enjoy the festival. Your own Ipod music can play through the Alice system when the bands are silent – rain is just not a problem look at the deck tent. Enjoy the whole festival from a delightful venue afloat. Alice will leave her mooring at 1100 on Monday 16th returning you all to Portsmouth on board – no queuing. . Alice can accommodate 12 all with individual bunks. This opportunity you must not miss – as a group self catering it comes to only £55 per head per day – and no transport problems, book now.


Sat 1st July 2017 Round the Island Race.

Watch the finish of this amazing event from a grandstand position afloat; we will probably spend Friday night in Gun Wharf and set off first thing to Cowes. When we arrive we are likely to see the first boats returning for the finish at about 1000 The evening can be spent ashore enjoying the after race conversations in the pubs and sailing clubs. On Sunday late morning we will sail gently back to Gun Wharf arriving midday. This is a One and a half day charter and will be great fun, an event not to miss. Just call and agree the schedule you can enjoy at a price to suit your pocket


Mon 17th – Fri 21st July Cowes Classic Week

This will be fantastic, watch, from the deck of Alice, all the classic boats racing in the Solent. Take part in the evening events and explore and board all the classic yachts moored for the week in Cowes. Just call – perhaps just a day would suit you, maybe the whole week. We will be sailing the Solent each day anyway so the Thames sailing barge experience could be awaiting you.


Sat 29th – Fri 5th August 2017 Cowes Week

We still have some days available for this week including the Friday night fireworks. You can book the week or just a day for this fantastic event. We will moor in Cowes ¬ all the racing can be seen as the yachts sail right past us. We have our own rib for transporting you to and from the shore. There are so many options: just call us and we can arrange just a day or the whole of Cowes week.


Fri 29th – Sun 31st August 2017 Bursledon Regatta

A really great weekend, children swimming, fireworks, races everything that one imagined as perfection say 40 years ago. Not to be missed – we were part of the scenery in 2012 this year we will be playing and racing


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