The University of Southampton
Sport and Wellbeing


The University of Southampton has expanded their fleet to include a Sigma 38 yacht to allow students, staff and the general public to get onto the water. The yacht, named Flying Formula, is category 2 coded for up to 10 people and is based at Town Quay Marina near the red jet terminal.

Flying Formula
Flying Formula

The boat is setup for both charter and bareboat charter and can also be accessed by staff on the evening yacht trips. The University is very keen to encourage the entire community to get onto the water and experience what Southampton is uniquely known for. For more information please get in contact by emailing:

For student and staff bareboat charter we require an ICC or day skipper qualification. An induction will be given to those wishing to take the boat out.

For external public bareboat charter we would require a yacht master qualification coupled with a boat induction.

We also offer evening sailing trips for University of Southampton staff and their families.

RYA training will be offered in due course.





Staff Sailing Trips

Bare Boat Charter

Student Sailing Trips

Please note these sessions are for University of Southampton staff and their families only.

£10 per person - each trip will be a maximum of 8 people

Meeting at Town Quay at the time specified below (A lift may be available from the Jubilee Sports Centre, please email to enquire)

Date Day Time Meeting Time 
17/08/17 Thursday 17:30-22:00 17:30
25/08/17 Friday 17:30-22:00 17:30
21/09/17 Thursday 17:30-22:00 17:30
29/09/17 Friday 17:30-22:00 17:30
05/10/17 Thursday 17:30-22:00 17:30

Booking is Essential - please book at the Jubilee Sports Centre reception in person or by phone on 023 8059 2119.


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Price to Charter Flying Formula:

  • Student bareboat charter: £80 for the boat per half day session
  • Staff bareboat charter: £80 for the boat per half day session
  • Public bareboat charter: £300 per day

A deposit will be taken at the time of booking. This will be taken off a card and then returned once the boat has been received back by a member of staff.

If you would like to enquire about making a booking, or if you wish to have a skippered boat (which can be arrangedon request), please email


If you are a student and you would like to get on water there are a few options:

  • If you hold a Day skipper sail practical qualification or an equivalent ICC sail qualification you are eligible to have an induction and become a student skipper.  Additional tickets required: First aid and VHF.  Inductions are run on request by emailing
  • If you want to go for a sail but do not have any qualifications please contact the student sailing club who organise weekly trips. The club can be contacted via facebook – search for 'Wessex Sailing Club'
  • There are also student skippers who can be contacted via Sport and Wellbeing so do get in contact and we can pass on your details.



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