Special Events

Stag party ideas

Things to do in the New Forest

As well as our popular Sail with Lunch and Dinner trips on the Solent, we offer an exciting programme of special events every summer!

Book a wine or spirit tasting with a difference on board a luxury yacht sailing on the Solent off the Isle of Wight.

Wine and Spirits Tasting Sails

Discover new wines and spirits on an evening sail on the Solent.

The Solent Cellar

Lymington’s independent wine merchant, who provide our Wine List, present a number of curated tastings whilst relaxing on a 2 hour sailing trip – the perfect combination after a busy week!

Book your tasting now!

Solent Cellar

Nyetimber Sparkling Wine Tasting Sail - Friday 5 July

Join us on a sunny evening for a wonderful tasting sail with award-winning and world-class English sparkling wines from Nyetimber. Your trip includes three glasses of Nyetimber’s wines while enjoying a solent cruise.

Price: Only £45 per person.

Date: Friday 5 July 2019

Time: 1700-1900 or 1900-2100

Winchester Distillery Gin Tasting Sail - Friday 12 July

Enjoy a sailing trip with Escape Yachting with the opportunity to taste the Award winning gins from Winchester Distillery. The distillery is nestled in the South Downs near Alresford and now produces a range of small-batch, premium spirits using traditional methods with local botanicals sourced from the surrounding landscape. Your trip includes a G&T along with some specially prepared cocktails while enjoying a solent cruise.

Price: Only £45 per person.

Date: Friday 27 July 2019

Time: 1700-1900 or 1900-2100

HMS Spirits Gin Tasting Sail - Thursday 18 July

Join local founder Ben Maguire on board as he introduces their 3 gins: Mary Rose, Elizabeth and the navy-strength Dreadnought!

Price: Only £45 per person.

Date: Thursday 18 July 2019

Time: 1530-1730 or 1800-2000

Cowes Week

Cowes fire worksSince 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events. Sail with Escape Yachting and experience the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.

Cowes Week Fireworks Sail with Dinner

Friday 16 August, 17:00-23:00, including two-course dinner on board at anchor off Cowes to watch the fireworks. Only £199 per person.

Cowes Week Spectator Sail with Lunch or Dinner

Saturday 10 August – Saturday 17 August 2019

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show

30 July – 1 August 2019

The New Forest ShowThe New Forest and Hampshire County Show attracts 95,000 visitors each year and is rated amongst the top ten agricultural shows in the country. Showjumping and equestrianism are major features of the show as are the many competitions and other attractions, each offering visitors something different and interesting to enjoy.


Delicious Mountain

Delicious MountainStuart and Louise at Delicious Mountain have been offering Meribel chalet holidays for several years. Ranked #1 on TripAdvisor, their catered chalet La Chouette sleeps up to 16 guests in comfort. For further information visit:


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