Cast off your lines and join us for our summer cruise in company
For all Deacons berth holders, power or sail. Cast off your lines and join us and Mendez Marine Sea School for a cruise in company on The Solent.
Starting with dinner at Alexanda’s Bistro the night before, you will have chance to meet and chat with fellow berth holders and the Mendez crew. The following morning, we will cast off and head gently downriver, heading to the beautiful Osbourne Bay to anchor for a picnic. After a fair lunch, anchors away and we’ll cruise on to Haslar Marina in the historic Portsmouth Harbour, for cocktails and dinner aboard the Mary Mouse II Lightship.
If you haven’t visited Haslar Marina before, the Mary Mouse II is Richard Reddyhoff’s finest hour, converted to washrooms and a bar and bistro with fine views over Portsmouth Harbour. Portsmouth, just a quick 5 minutes passenger ferry ride away, is steeped in naval history, from the cobbles of Old Portsmouth where Nelson walked, to the Mary Rose, the unlucky flagship of Henry VIII, raised from her watery grave for all to walk in the Historic Dockyard. Alternatively, if bars and shopping are your thing, Gunwharf Quays provides a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere before heading back to Haslar.
Dinner will be served at 7:30pm, allowing plenty of time to explore ashore before sinking a glass of wine and some good food.
The following day, we will set sail back to Deacons Marina.