Medway Sailing provide a skippered charter service whereby a professional skipper takes complete responsibility for the safety of the yacht and those aboard her. No experience is needed for this kind of charter, but a desire to help sail the yacht will enhance your enjoyment. Skippered Charter can also be useful if you are, a beginner wishing to try sailing, getting back into sailing or maybe going on a sailing holiday, we can give you some important tips and allow you to build your confidence before you go it alone.

We will take you anywhere you want to go, within reason obviously, its like having your own boat for the day! The best bit is our skipper is there to make sure you and your guests are perfectly safe and also there to educate you on sailing, if your looking to learn that is... We are more than happy for you to simply sit back, relax and enjoy the view and the company of your guests.

Whether or not you are an experienced sailor, a skippered yacht can be a relaxed and informative way of exploring new cruising grounds or experimenting with unfamiliar yachts, perhaps one bigger than you’re used to.


  • Beginners wishing to gain experience.
  • Special events - celebrations - birthdays etc.
  • People wishing to train for Day Skipper or Competent Crew.
  • Singles crew wanting to meet others with like interests.


We are completely flexible on the period of the booking. Some people may wish to day sail, others take a weekend or even a 4 to 5-day midweek break.


The skippers will act as your guide to the boat and local waters. They will enjoy showing people new places and letting them into their secrets — about sailing, the best places to swim, to eat, you name it.

Their guidance enables you to sail the yacht yourself, if you wish, whether or not you are experienced, in the knowledge that a trained eye is in constant attendance. It’s a great way to learn.

We can organise for on-board catering, just mention it when booking, and we will be more than happy to make any arrangements necessary.


"I first went out for a day's sailing experience with Mike and his crew from Medway Sailing to see if I'd enjoy a flotilla holiday. The crew were very friendly and experienced and more than happy to teach me the ropes, even letting me get involved in sailing their stunning and well kept 42 foot Sun Odyssey yacht! We were extremely well catered for with tea and soft drinks on offer throughout the day as well as a splendid lunch spread. It was a first class experience, so good in fact that I booked two more days out with Mike and his crew before taking the plunge and joining a flotilla around the Greek Islands, which was the holiday of a lifetime! Give it a go, it's a fantastic day out!"

-Mark Cousens

Medway Sailing is a trading name of Quality Concepts UK Limited
Reg No - 1473373 - 19th November 1984  VAT No - 621 9346 45
Registererd Address - The Stables, Goblands Farm Business Centre, Cemetery Lane Hadlow, Kent TN11 0LT

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