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Sail on summer time 21 Apr 2016

We’ve been enjoying some good sunshine since the Easter holidays and are looking forward to a glorious summer! If you’ve not planned your summer hospitality yet, then it’s time to spring into action. We’re getting our beautiful Swan 55 Galiana ready to go sailing and are taking bookings, so it’s time to give us a call and get your date in the diary.

There’s an action packed summer of special events to look forward to, including our favourites Round the Island Race, Cowes Week and Classic Week. And we’re looking forward to the return of the America’s Cup World Series to Portsmouth and cheering Ben Ainslie and his team to ‘bring home the cup’. It’s going to be a summer to remember!

We can offer a unique and memorable event whether you take one yacht or two and the high-speed rib. You can spend all day in a social and relaxed environment enjoying the company of your clients. What better way to say thank you or build bridges with your clients than a day on the water, it’s definitely a great way to impress!

And with prices around £200 + VAT a head it won’t break the bank either!
We’d love to hear from you and help you organise your summer hospitality.


Eggciting news - only 4 weeks to Easter!! 26 Feb 2016

Can you believe Easter is only 4 weeks away??!! This winter has flown by! The clocks will spring forward and we’ll be on holiday again soon, which means it’s time to get cracking and start planning your summer sailing!!

Now is a great time to get a date in the diary and secure a good response to your summer invitations, before everyone gets booked up.

This summer there are a whole host of lovely events in our sailing calendar to look forward to. The America’s Cup World Series returns to Portsmouth and there are some great classic regattas as well as our annual favourites Round the Island and Cowes Week.

We’d love to hear from you. Do give us a call to discuss your summer hospitality. Then you can sit back, relax and dream of a balmy summers sailing day on the Solent.


Be mine Valentine .... 12 Feb 2016

It’s time to have some fun with your valued clients and show them how much they mean to you.
 Why not spoil them with a sailing day aboard our classic Swan 55 foot yacht this summer.

You’ll enjoy the balance of a fun and active day as well as the opportunity to spend valuable time with clients in a social environment.
Now is a great time to cement your relationship with your key clients.
And with prices from £150 + VAT per head, it’s great value too! 


Multiple yacht options and high speed rib also available.
To fix your date give us a call!


Welcome aboard in 2016 28 Jan 2016

Ahoy there, welcome aboard in 2016!
We are looking forward to another cracking summer on the Solent and we’d love to welcome you on board our lovely Swan 55 yacht Galiana. She’s a beautiful classic yacht and we’re sure you’ll love a sail on her; plus you will be spolit by our non-stop hospitality. Enjoy an escape to the south coast, it’s a great day out to entertain clients or friends. There are a whole host of very special events to enjoy as well. We are very excited about the return of the America’s Cup World Series to Portsmouth and seeing Sir Ben Ainslie head up the British campaign. There are also some lovely classic regatta’s to spectate plus our usual favourites, Round the Island Race and Cowes Week; 2016 is looking very exciting!


When it's too hot in the city .... 03 Jul 2015

…. then it must be time to go sailing ……
Summer’s finally here and we are seeing record temperatures. If you’ve been enjoying the sunshine, then I’m sure you’ll be thinking of ways to escape the office! We are still taking some last minute bookings for July as teams are finding ways to celebrate recent successes.

Still to come this month there is the GC32 catamarans regatta, the Panerai Classic Regatta, the America’s Cup and the Royal Yacht Squadron bicentennial regatta including the might J Class. Or why not join us for the splendour of Cowes week. We’ve got both spectating and racing options to tempt you, but it’s only 5 weeks away, so you’d better get your skates on if you don’t want to miss the start line! Or how about spectating the Fastnet Race Start on Sunday 16th August, where you’ll see a huge collection of yachts jostling for position on the start line as they set off on this 608 mile endurance race.

So if you’re feeling the heat right now, why not think about cooling off on the coast on board one of our beautiful Swan 55’s.

We hope to see you soon for another fantastic day on the water, don’t miss the boat, it’s looking like the best summer ever!!


Sun, Sea, Sailing & Excitement 12 Jun 2015

It’s all happening in the Solent this summer.

There’s never been a better time to book a sailing event ….

We’ve got the J Class and some amazing classic yachts visiting this summer as well as the America’s Cup World Series and the GC32 catamarans regatta.

And that’s not to mention our regular favourites the Panerai Classics, the Westward Cup, Round the Island Race, Cowes Week and Fastnet!

And with the temperatures rising we are really gearing up for the best summer ever! Only last week we had a Royal visitor as Prince Philip reviewed the fleet as the Royal Yacht Squadron began their 200 year anniversary celebrations. We’ve already enjoyed fireworks fit for a king in Cowes (well the King of Norway as well as HRH was in attendance). And we’re looking forward to more aerial spectacles this summer as part of the special events programme.

You won’t want to miss the boat this year, it really is time to give me a call and get your date firmly fixed.


Valhalla is back 21 May 2015

We are delighted to announce that Valhalla has just returned from her Caribbean adventures on the Dock Express from Antigua to Southampton. Which means we are able to offer our popular 2 matched Swan 55 yachts & rib package again this summer.

Up to 24 guests can be accommodated between the 2 Swan yachts. Guests have the exceptional opportunity to sail these fabulous yachts ‘hands on’. Professional crew are on hand to show you the ropes, which means that experience is not a pre-requisite. Guests help to hoist and trim the sails, man the winches and take the helm. In the afternoon we are able to offer a match race between the 2 yachts, which adds to the excitement of the day and is always a close call.

The rib is always on hand to take guests for a spin enabling them to take photos of the yachts, spectate other boats and generally enjoy the thrill of a high-speed powerboat.

If you’ve not planned your client hospitality yet, it’s time to get cracking. We’re ready to go sailing and still have some availability in June and July so it’s not too late to give us a call!! And with prices around £200 + VAT a head it won’t break the bank either!

We’d love to hear from you and help you organise your summer hospitality. Don’t forget to ask us about this summers unique events schedule


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Are you ready for summer? 01 May 2015

We’ve been enjoying sunny days since the Easter holidays and are looking forward to a glorious summer. If you’ve not planned your summer hospitality yet, then it’s time to spring into action. We’re getting ready to go sailing and are taking bookings, so it’s time to give us a call and get your date in the diary.

We’ve got an action packed summer of special events to look forward to, including the magnificent J Class, America’s Cup World Series and the GC32 catamarans all racing in the Solent. All this alongside our regular favourites Cowes Week, Classic Week, Fastnet and Round the Island Race. It’s going to be a summer to remember!

With our two luxury yachts and high speed rib we can offer a unique and memorable event experience. You can spend all day in a social and relaxed environment enjoying the company of your clients. What better way to say thank you or build bridges with your clients than a day on the water, it?s definitely a great way to impress!

Guests have the exceptional opportunity to sail these fabulous yachts ?hands on?. Professional crew are on hand to show you the ropes, which means that experience is not a pre-requisite. Guests help to hoist and trim the sails, man the winches and take the helm.

And with prices around 200 + VAT a head it won?t break the bank either!
We’d love to hear from you and help you organise your summer hospitality.


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This summer's unmissable event 01 Apr 2015

The Mighty J’s are coming ….
The worlds finest yachts are returning to the Solent at the end of July to take part in the Royal Yacht Squadron?s 200 year celebration Regatta. A visual spectacle not to be missed, we are expecting 4 of the J Class to attend. Built in the 1920?s as America?s Cup yachts their origins are steeped in history. Last seen here in the Olympic year the sight of these magnificent yachts caused a visual frenzy in our home waters. This is THE ONE TO WATCH this summer!

We are able to offer you the unique opportunity to get involved in the excitement of this event aboard our luxury Swan 55 foot yacht. Our skipper Dave has a knack of getting right in amongst the action so you are sure to get a good look at these spectacular yachts. We’ll enjoy a hands on sail in the Solent as well as spoil you with our excellent hospitatlity.

The visiting J Class yachts will be racing alongside other fleets attending the bicentenary regatta from Monday 27th to Friday 31st July. Please do get in touch if you’d like to book a front row seat to this amazing event.


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Spring into sailing 04 Mar 2015

Spring is in the air and Easter is only 4 weeks away!! It?s time to get cracking and start planning your summer sailing!!

The clocks go forward at the end of the month when we’ll start to enjoy the longer evenings. Plus the temperatures are rising! It’s forecast for 15 degrees this weekend and in the 20’s for the Easter break. That should definitely put you in the mood for some summer sailing!!

This summer there are a whole host of exceptional events in our sailing calendar to look forward to. Everyone will want to watch the America’s Cup World Series event and the magnificent J Class yachts visiting the UK this summer.

Now is a great time to get a date in the diary and secure a good response to your invitations, before everyone disappears on holiday again!

We’d love to hear from you. Do give us a call to discuss your summer hospitality. Then you can sit back, relax and dream of a balmy summers sailing day on the Solent.


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Share the Love ... 12 Feb 2015

Why not show your valued clients how much they mean to you? Wow them with a sailing day aboard a classic Swan 55 foot yacht this summer. You’ll enjoy the balance of a fun and active day as well as the opportunity to spend valuable time with clients in a social environment. Now is a great time to cement your relationship with your key clients. And with prices from 150 + VAT per head, it’s great value too! To fix your date give me a call on 0870 246 7755 or 07760 203128. Many thanks, Sue


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Top Sailing Events in 2015 29 Jan 2015

Ahoy shipmates, 2015 is going to be great!
This summer will see a host of special sailing events taking place in the Solent. We are looking forward to seeing Sir Ben Ainslie compete in the America?s Cup World Series in Portsmouth as well as welcoming back the majestic JClass yachts as part of the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary celebrations. Plus our usual favourites, Round the Island Race and Cowes Week, all adding to the excitement this season. 2015 is definitely the year to get out on the water and the following are our top picks for you.

Westward Cup, Cowes 15-18 June
An exceptional opportunity to see some of the world?s finest classic schooners racing in our home waters. An ?A? list turnout is anticipated to include Mariquita, Mariette, Eleonora and Brittania. This will be a memorable spectacle recreating Big Class racing of the 1920?s & 30?s.

Round the Island Race ? 27 June
Have you ever been tempted by the world?s largest yacht race? It?s also one of the UK?s largest participant sporting events. More than 1700 yachts cross the start line and race westabout the Isle of Wight to compete in this 50 nautical mile yacht race. Up to 11 guests will be able to fully take part in and enjoy the race under the guidance of our expert crew. Our Swan 55 Galiana is a superb racer cruiser ideal for this event. You will have an exciting, yet comfortable and safe race.

America?s Cup World Series Act I, Portsmouth 24-26 July
Sir Ben Ainslie heads up our British entry racing in AC45 catamarans in this unique 3 day event. Up to 8 international teams are expected to compete in this close quarters exhilarating racing. The 45 foot high tech catamarans can attain speeds between 25 & 30 knots, flying above the water. This will be quite a show! An exhibition will also show the history of the 1851 Americas Cup as well as a full shore programme of entertainment with a festival feel.

Bicentenary Invitation Regatta, RYS 27-31 July
Celebrating 200 years of history at the Royal Yacht Squadron, this regatta will welcome visiting international yachts including the spectacular J class yachts. There will be team racing, one design racing and a race around the island. Unmissable, this regatta will be the one to watch!

Cowes Week 8-15 August
Whether you want to race or spectate you are sure to enjoy this amazing regatta – one of the biggest and best in the world! We offer you the unique opportunity to experience the thrill of ‘big boat’ racing on our classic Swan 55 Galiana. Or if you’d rather soak up the the action from the sidelines we can offer some luxury spectating packages too. But one thing’s for sure we’ll offer you an experience your guests will remember forever.

We want to welcome you aboard our beautiful classic Swan 55 yacht for a wonderful summer full of balmy sailing days and special events. What better way to wash away the winter blues than with a sailing date to look forward to? We still have some good availability so why not give me a call to discuss your summer hospitality plans.

We look forward to welcoming you on board during the 2015 season.


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America's Cup comes to Portsmouth 28 Nov 2014

This week, Sir Keith Mills announced that America?s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America?s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21?24 July 2016.

Sir Keith has been central to the delivery of some of the UK?s greatest sporting events including London 2012 and the ?Invictus Games?.

Sir Keith said, ?I?m passionate about bringing world-class sporting events to Great Britain, and delighted that America?s Cup World Series racing will be coming to Portsmouth. This will be a spectacular sporting event. The series will attract huge crowds to watch the exhilarating racing and we plan to give the event a festival feel bringing activities and entertainment for all. This is a great opportunity for British fans to watch world-class America?s Cup teams compete and of course support Ben Ainslie Racing as they compete on home waters?.

Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) is the British challenger for the 35th America?s Cup in 2017 and have their home base in Portsmouth. Sir Ben said,
?A key part of BAR?s plans was to bring America?s Cup racing to Great Britain. The last ACWS was a game changer for the sport of sailing, the racing was entertaining and brought in the crowds. The new foiling AC45s are going to be faster and even more exciting than the previous generation and we promise to provide an event experience like you have never seen before ? come and cheer us on!?

We are able to offer you the unique opportunity to get involved in the excitement of this America?s Cup event aboard our luxury Swan 55 foot yacht, Galiana. In the morning you can enjoy a hands on sail in the Solent. At lunchtime we will take up one of the great vantage points off Southsea to spectate the very best of this exhilarating catamaran racing.

Please get in touch to express your interest in joining us for one of the three spectator days of racing Friday 23rd to Sunday 26th July 2015.


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Carry on Sailing!! 04 Sep 2014

We’ll be out on the water till the end of October, so it’s not too late to plan a sailing day! We trust you’ve enjoyed the summer holidays and made the most of the sunshine. September is set to be a really sunny month and October brings us some great sailing days too. We’ve got good availability on Galiana our Swan 55 as well as our popular 2 boat & rib days.
A sailing day is an inexpensive way to thank your clients for helping you obtain your goals. I’m sure an invitation in September would be well received as we all return to our desks with post holiday blues!

Or why not dip your toe in the water with a group of friends or family, ask us about our great weekend rates for cruising.

Want to escape quickly? Let us whizz you off to the Isle of Wight on our classic motor yacht Olivia. You could be lunching at the George in Yarmouth or one of the islands many fabulous restaurants, almost in an instant!

We hope to see you soon for a fantastic sailing day, do give me a call to discuss our end of season options.


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Up to 1000 off Cowes sailing days 03 Jul 2014

The beers are on us!! And the food!! And a little bit more!!!
We’ve slashed 20% off our prices for Cowes spectating sailing days.
Now that’s something to cheer about!

Have you ever fancied the Cowes Friday fireworks spectacular with the amazing Red Arrows as the warm up act??
That’s not to mention 8 days of fantastic yacht racing renowned to be the biggest and the best regatta in the world!
Our skipper will take us to all the best vantage points to spectate the very best of Cowes racing. We will find a great spot for lunch and spoil you with an excellent 4 course lunch, with wines and beers. Breakfast and our infamous afternoon tea are all included.
Prices from 200 + VAT a head, fully inclusive. Call me for full details of our latest pricing and availability.


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Cool off on the coast 24 Jun 2014

If you’re feeling hot and sticky in the city, then come and cool off on the coast!
We’ve been enjoying wall to wall sunshine for several weeks and what better way to escape the city heat than a day on the water. If you have been thinking of ways to escape the office you could charter our lovely Swan 55 for a memorable day out. I’m sure you’d get a great response to your invitations if you sent them out now whilst the sun is shining and everyone’s looking forward to the summer break.
And if you need any more excuses, we’ve got a whole host of fantastic events to add to the excitement of your sailing day.
Or why not club together with your friends and charter the yacht for a really memorable occasion, or a weekend with the family.
Want to escape quickly? Let us whizz you off to the Isle of Wight on our classic motor yacht Olivia. You could be lunching at the George in Yarmouth or one of the islands many fabulous restaurants, almost in an instant!
We hope to see you soon for another fantastic sailing day, but don’t forget to call and get your date in the diary!


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Ready for summer?? 16 May 2014

The sun has returned and summer has officially arrived! If you’ve not planned your client hospitality yet, it’s time to spring into action. We’re ready to go sailing and are still getting bookings for June, so it’s not too late to give us a call!!

Show your clients you appreciate them with a memorable experience aboard our luxury yachts. What better way to say thank you or build bridges with your clients than a day on the water.

With two luxury 50+ foot yachts Valhalla Yachting present a unique and memorable event experience. Galiana a classic Swan 55 is accompanied by the modern and well appointed Oceanis 523 April Dawn.

You can spend all day in a social and relaxed environment enjoying the company of your clients. A day on these stunning yachts is guaranteed to offer an amazing and unforgettable experience. It?s definitely a great way to impress!

Guests have the exceptional opportunity to sail these fabulous yachts ?hands on?. Professional crew are on hand to show you the ropes, which means that experience is not a pre-requisite. Guests help to hoist and trim the sails, man the winches and take the helm.

Or why not let us whizz you off to the Isle of Wight on our classic motor yacht Olivia. You could be lunching at the George in Yarmouth or one of the islands many fabulous restaurants, almost in an instant!

And with prices around 200 + VAT a head it won?t break the bank either!
We’d love to hear from you and help you organise your summer hospitality.


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Sir Ben Ainslie issues 'call to arms' for Round the Island Race 01 May 2014

Olympic hero Sir Ben Ainslie has issued a ?call to arms? to seasoned sailors and landlubbers alike ahead of this year?s Round the Island Race.
Sir Ben, the world’s greatest ever Olympic sailor, described the world renowned 50-mile sprint around the Isle of Wight as an ?amazing experience? ? and urged anyone who can to join the 16,000 competitors who will be racing this year.
This year?s event, held on June 21, is the 83rd since it was first held in 1931 with a fleet of just 25 boats. Well over a thousand boats are expected to take part this year turning the Solent into a spectacle of colour.
Four time gold medallist & America’s Cup champion Sir Ben said: ?I?ll be racing as always and I?m really looking forward to it. It?s a unique event and every year the numbers just seem to go up and up ? this year it?s looking like there will be 16,000 people taking part. It?s a fantastic race which is guaranteed to always be different thanks to the weather.?
Last year was an amazing race for Sir Ben and his crew who blitzed round the course, starting and finishing in Cowes, in a record two hours, 52 minutes and 15 seconds. Ainslie adds ?The thing that makes the race so special is the inclusivity of it. You?ve got hardened professionals racing against people who may never have been sailing before. Thanks to the handicap system you can be out there on any size boat and stand a chance of winning. It?s a lot of fun whether you?re a sailor or a non-sailor and it?s a real achievement to get around the course. It?s something everyone should do once in their lives?

So will you be part of it???

We’d love to hear from you and help you organise your partiicipation in this extraordinary event.


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Spring into Sailing 27 Mar 2014

The sun has returned, the clocks are going forward, spring is in the air and Easter is only 3 weeks away. That can only mean one thing … it??s time to start planning your summer sailing!!

But there’s no need to panic, we still have some good availability on all our lovely vessels!

Will you decide on one boat or two, sail or power we do it all. As well as our Swan 55 Galiana, we offer a modern Oceanis 523 April Dawn, a classic Motor Yacht Olivia, and a 8.5m high speed rib.

We’d love to hear from you and help you organise your summer hospitality. We can hold a date in the diary for you whilst you get your team and guests organised, ship shape and Bristol fashion!

Your guests will appreciate your generous invitation and don??t forget you will have their full attention for the day when we leave the pontoon.

So why not give us a call, get a date in the diary, and then you can sit back, relax and dream of a balmy summers sailing day on the Solent.

Call Sue on 0870 246 7755 or 07760 203128 or email sue.mongey@valhallayachting.com


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Leave your suit at home! 04 Mar 2014

We promise we won’t ask you to do the keel or mast walk on one of our sailing days ……………. !!!

But we do promise to blow you away with our great hospitality! For an awesome and unforgettable sailing experience, that you and your guests will remember forever, look no further than our lovely yachts, Galiana and April Dawn. And for the speed merchants we have our high speed rib and beautiful classic Dale Nelson 45 foot motor yacht ‘Olivia’.

You can spend all day in a social and relaxed environment enjoying the company of your clients. A day on these stunning yachts is guaranteed to offer an amazing and unforgettable experience. It’s definitely a great way to impress!

So get ready to cast off your suit and head to the coast for a sun and fun filled summer and who knows what spectacle we may see on the Solent!

We are ready to take your call and discuss your hospitality plans for this summer and look forward to welcoming you aboard soon.

Many thanks, Sue
07760 203128 or 0870 246 7755 or sue.mongey@valhallayachting.com


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Have a Heart..... 14 Feb 2014

Show your clients you appreciate them with a memorable experience aboard our luxury yachts. What better way to say thank you or build bridges with your clients than a day on the water.

With two luxury 50+ foot yachts Valhalla Yachting present a unique and memorable event experience. Galiana a classic Swan 55 is accompanied by the modern and well appointed Oceanis 523 April Dawn.

You can spend all day in a social and relaxed environment enjoying the company of your guests. A day on these stunning yachts is guaranteed to offer an amazing and unforgettable experience. It??s definitely a great way to impress!

Guests have the exceptional opportunity to sail these fabulous yachts hands on. Professional crew are on hand to show you the ropes, which means that experience is not a pre-requisite. Guests help to hoist and trim the sails, man the winches and take the helm.

A typical day starts at Swanwick Marina with a boat and safety brief during the cruise along the historic Hamble River. Once out in the Solent it??s time to hoist the sails and head towards the Isle of Wight. This is when the guests get to know the boats and fully take part in the sailing of the yacht. There are plenty of jobs to go round and guests can get involved as much or as little as they like.

Lunch is normally enjoyed on board in a pretty bay off the Isle of Wight; Osborne Bay, being one of the favourite anchorages. Or theres the opportunity to visit one of the Solents bustling ports between Portsmouth and Yarmouth to lunch ashore.

After a relaxing lunch theres the opportunity to enjoy some racing between the two yachts in the afternoon. Its always a close run race between the two and is certain to raise the adrenalin and the fun! Or if guests are a little too relaxed for such activity, they can while away the afternoon on the wide teak decks where the world simply passes by.

And if there??s a need for speed the RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) is always on hand to take guests for a spin enabling them to take photos of the yachts, spectate other boats and generally enjoy the thrill of a high-speed powerboat.

And with prices around £200 a head it won??t break the bank either.
Call Sue on 0870 246 7755 or 07760 203128 to discuss your hospitality plans or email sue.mongey@valhallayachting.com


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Actress Bonnie Wright to sail a Swan at Cowes week!! 21 Jan 2014

Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright cast a spell over Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry in the recent Sport Relief Bake Off with her Cowes Regatta Cake. Bonnie who plays Ginny Weasley revealed that she will be sailing on a Swan yacht at Cowes this year, which she described as every sailors dream. Bonnie??s showstopper sailing cake wowed the judges to see her crowned Star Baker.

You too can fulfill a sailors dream and sail on a Swan at Cowes week as we still have good availability on board our Swan 55 Galiana for this great regatta. You don??t need a Hollywood lifestyle or budget to enjoy the excitement of this infamous Regatta. And who knows you may even catch a glimpse of Bonnie on the water or ashore as you enjoy all this regatta has to offer.

Cowes Week 2nd to 9th August 2014
Whether you want to race or spectate you are sure to enjoy this amazing regatta – one of the biggest and best in the world! We offer you the unique opportunity to experience the thrill of ‘big boat’ racing on our classic Swan 55 Galiana. Or if you’d rather soak up the the action from the sidelines we can offer some luxury spectating packages too on board Galiana or our classic motor yacht Olivia, a Dale Nelson 48. But one thing’s for sure we’ll offer you an experience your guests will remember forever.

Call Sue on 0870 246 7755 or 07760 203128 or email sue.mongey@valhallayachting.com


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Ahoy Shipmates! Happy New Year! 14 Jan 2014

We want to welcome you aboard our beautiful classic Swan 55 yacht for a wonderful summer full of balmy sailing days and special events. What better way to wash away the winter blues than with a sailing date to look forward to. We still have some availability for our favourite events Round the Island Race and Cowes Week. This is definitely the summer to get out on the water, so add a ray of sunshine to January and give me a call to discuss your hospitality plans.

Round the Island Race ?? 21st June
Have you ever been tempted by the worlds largest yacht race? Its also one of the UK??s largest participant sporting events. More than 1700 yachts cross the start line and race westabout the Isle of Wight to compete in this 50 nautical mile yacht race. Up to 11 guests will be able to fully take part in and enjoy the race under the guidance of our expert crew. Our Swan 55 Galiana is a superb racer cruiser ideal for this event. You will have an exciting, yet comfortable and safe race.

Cowes Week 2nd to 9th August
Whether you want to race or spectate you are sure to enjoy this amazing regatta – one of the biggest and best in the world! We offer you the unique opportunity to experience the thrill of ‘big boat’ racing on our classic Swan 55 Galiana. Or if you’d rather soak up the the action from the sidelines we can offer some luxury spectating packages too on board Galiana or our classic motor yacht Olivia, a Dale Nelson 48. But one thing’s for sure we’ll offer you an experience your guests will remember forever.

Weekend Savings
And don’t forget you can enjoy fantastic friends & family rates at weekends! This is ideal for family gatherings or special occasions to celebrate with friends, such as a 40th, 50th, 60th birthday or a wedding anniversary.
Or why not gather a group of friends for a great day out or even make a weekend of it! You’ll have a ball!

Whether you’re sailing with colleagues, family or friends we look forward to welcoming you on board during the 2014 season. Many thanks, Sue

Call me on 0870 246 7755 or 07760 203128 or email sue.mongey@valhallayachting.com


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What a great summer 2013 was! 07 Nov 2013

We’ve enjoyed a fabulous summer season of sailing this year, with some amazing sunny and windy days. I’m sure you’ll agree it was definitely a summer to remember!

We’d like to thank all our customers and friends who sailed with us this year and hope we see those who didn’t have the opportunity very soon.

Our diary for 2014 is now open so if you were thinking of planning a sailing event do get in touch, we’d be happy to pencil in some dates.

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues and friends on board during the 2014 season.

Do give me a call to discuss your plans on 0870 246 7755 or 07760 203128 or email sue.mongey@valhallayachting.com


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Come 'back to sailing' 05 Sep 2013

September and October are still great months to go sailing. We are enjoying some wonderful sunshine and consistent breezes, which makes for a great sailing day.

Now all the children are ‘back to school’ why don’t you come ‘back to sailing’?
The Solent is beautifully calm and quiet and I’m sure you’d get a great response from your clients, now they are all back in the office.

So why not extend this wonderful summer and enjoy a fantastic days sailing on our beautiful Swan 55 Galiana.

But don’t leave it too late to book, we don’t want you to miss the boat, so to speak!

To book your event please contact Sue Mongey at Valhalla Yachting on 0870 246 7755 or 07760 203 128 or email sue.mongey@valhallayachting.com


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When it's too hot in the city .... 16 Jul 2013

It’s time to go sailing!!
Summer’s finally here and and if you’ve been enjoying the sunshine, then I’m sure you’ll be thinking of ways to escape the office!
If you’d like to come sailing on our beautiful Swan 55 this summer, then we’ve still got some availability and we’re waiting to take your booking now!
I’m sure you’d get a great response to your invitations if you sent them out now whilst the sun is shining and everyone’s looking forward to the summer holidays.
Why not join us for the splendour of Cowes week. We’ve got both spectating and racing options to tempt you, but it’s only 3 weeks away, so you’d better get your skates on if you don’t want to miss the start line!
Or how about spectating the Fastnet Race Start on Sunday 11th August, where you’ll see a huge collection of yachts jostling for position on the start line as they set off on this 608 mile endurance race.
Need another excuse? Why not club together with your friends and charter the yacht for a special occasion or just a fantastic weekend to remember. Ask me about our great mates rates at weekends and save up to 50%!!
Feel the need for speed, why not take a look at ‘Olivia’ our classic Dale Nelson 45, new to the fleet this year. You can be whisked to your destination in comfort and style in a matter of minutes. Click here for more info.
We hope to see you soon for another fantastic day on the water, but don’t forget to call and get your date in the diary!


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Cowes is coming! 21 Jun 2013

There’s just 6 week’s left to Cowes Week so you need to put in a fast tack if you want to snap up one of our fantasctic hospitality packages.

Whether you want to race or spectate you are sure to enjoy this amazing regatta – it’s renowned to be the biggest and best in the world!

We offer you the unique opportunity to experience the thrill of ‘big boat’ racing on our classic Swan 55 Galiana. Or if you’d rather soak up the the action from the sidelines we can offer some luxury spectating packages too. But one thing’s for sure we’ll offer you an experience your guests will remember forever.

And with prices from around £250 + VAT per head it offers great value too.

Or if you feel the need for speed and comfort why not join us on board ‘Olivia’ our Dale Nelson 48’ Motor Yacht, which is new to our fleet this year.


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50% off sailings at weekends 17 May 2013

We just wanted to let you know about our fantastic friends & family rates that we are offering at weekends!

You can now charter our lovely Swan 55 Galiana for a day at the weekend for just £1250, that??s a bargain at around £100 a head.
Or for a full weekend charter it’s just £2000, less than half price!!

This is ideal for family gatherings or special occasions to celebrate with friends, such as a 40th, 50th, 60th birthday party, a wedding anniversary, a wedding proposal, (yes we??ve had one of those!). Or why not gather a group of friends for a great day out or even make a weekend of it!

You can enjoy a high-powered sail through the Solent and spectate the weekend racers. Or you could be exploring the lovely anchorages of the Solent, swimming off the back of the yacht, or just lazing on the wide teak decks. And in the evening you can visit one of our many bustling ports to reflect on your day??s adventures.

One thing we know for sure is that you will love our beautiful Swan 55 with her lovely long lines and classic look, you??ll be the envy of the Solent for the day! And of course experience is not a pre-requisite as Galiana comes with 2 crew to assist you. Galiana can take up to 12 guests day sailing and there is room for 6 guests sleeping aboard. We can assist with the catering options for your day sail or weekend and offer a range of options to suit all budgets.

So if youve got a special occasion looming or youre not sure what to do with your next free weekend why not organise a party and come sailing with us ?.. you??ll have a ball!


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Save 25% off May Sailings 19 Apr 2013

Make a Splash and Save Some Cash with 25% off May Sailings!

We hope you’ve had a great Easter holidays and have recharged the
batteries. It’s great to see the light evenings return and finally
the temperatures are rising. We have everything crossed for a long
hot summer, we’re definitely due one!

We hope you’re as excited as we are about sailing on the Solent this
summer. Galiana will be back in the water in a couple of weeks and
to kick start the season we are offering a whopping 25% off our May
sailings. Now that should give you a nice warm feeling! But you’d
better get cracking, these prices won’t last! Give me a call to hold
your date 07760 203128 or email sue.mongey@valhallayachting.com


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Dates for your diary 19 Apr 2013

June 1st JP Morgan Round the Island Race
Galiana is still available for the world’s biggest yacht race. If
you’ve ever been tempted give me a call to see if we can bespoke a
package for you!

August 3rd to 10th Cowes Week
We’ve still got a few days for racing or spectating left for this amazing
regatta. Let us know if you would like a quote.

August 11th Fastnet Race
An amazing spectacle as more that 250 yachts cross the RYS start line
at Cowes and head west out of the Solent. Why not spectate the start from our
Swan 55!


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April Dawn - New addition to the fleet 21 Mar 2013

Alongside our Swan 55 Galiana we will be working with April Dawn a beautiful Oceanis 523 this summer. April Dawn is a 6 year old luxury yacht with lots of room for socialising in her cockpit and saloon. She offers a great comfortable sail and is well matched to our Swan 55 for a fun race. She has a navy hull and looks superb alongside the Swan offering a modern addition to our fleet.
And some great news we’ve managed to reduce our pricing to pass on some savings to you.
Our 2 boat day with our high speed rib will now be priced at £4300 + VAT.


Come Sailing 01 Mar 2013

With Easter less than 4 weeks away its definitely time to start planning your summer sailing!
Right now, all you need to do is get a date in the diary, and then you can sit back and relax and dream of a balmy sailing day on the Solent. Your guests will appreciate your generous invitation and don
t forget you will have their full attention for the day when we set sail.
Will you enjoy one of our on board hospitality menus this year or step ashore to one of the Islands many welcoming hostelries? Will it be Cowes or Yarmouth, or will you just wait and see where the wind and tide take us!
But don??t leave it all to chance give me a call to hold your date 07760 203128


Team GB going for gold in Weymouth 29th July to 11th August 2012 09 Jan 2012

And we’re off….
Having secured berthing for Galiana and Valhalla at Weymouth during the period of the Olympic Games we are offering charter packages so you can join in the fun.

Led by triple gold medal-winner Ben Ainslie CBE, Team GB has topped the Sailing medals table at the last three Olympic Games. British sailors will be hoping to repeat the feat at London 2012, battling their rivals in Weymouth Bay.

380 athletes will compete for medals in 10 Olympic classes including dinghies, keelboats and windsurfers either match or fleet racing. Mastery over ever-changing conditions on open water requires skill and nerve. Both will be essential for competitors in the Sailing events at London 2012. 14 days of competition should offer plenty of excitement and drama in the beautiful but testing waters of Weymouth Bay.

And our Swan 55s will be there to soak up the atmosphere ?..

You can charter one of our beautiful Swan 55 foot yachts to spectate the action in the Bay and catch the atmosphere of this superb Olympic event. Come along and support our medal winning sailors and enjoy the carnival atmosphere of this unique Olympic venue where there will be a whole host of shore activities and entertainment too. With prices from £300 a head for a once in a lifetime opportunity, it??s unmissable!


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America??s Cup World Series, Plymouth 10th to 18th Sept 2011 17 Jun 2011

The first ever America’s Cup World Series is coming to Plymouth in September 2011 and we??re planning to reserve a pole position to spectate the action aboard our Swan 55s.

Racing on board the next-generation AC45 catamarans there are now fifteen international teams entered and we can be assured of some epic racing. Focused on creating more on-the-water excitement for both the teams and the fans, the AC45 wing-sailed catamaran was designed for both speed and close racing. While capable of closing speeds of up to 30 knots, the AC45 remains nimble enough to handle the tight, tactical race courses planned by America??s Cup Race Management.

Plymouth Sound is a natural stadium that will bring the racing to the spectators and really showcase the AC45s in a spectacular way. Plymouth??s outstanding waterfront, its rich maritime heritage and its many attractions make it a perfect venue for this event.

We are able to offer you the unique opportunity to get involved in the excitement of this Americas Cup event aboard one of our luxury Swan 55 foot yachts. In the morning you can enjoy the a hands on sail outside Plymouths breakwater. At lunchtime we will return to take up one of the great vantage points on the water to spectate the very best of this exciting catamaran racing.

If you want to be part of this World First contact us NOW to register your interest in our spectating packages. Call Sue on 07760 203128 or email sue.mongey@valhallayachting.com


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Pre-Olympic Sailing Regatta at Britain??s Olympic venue in Weymouth 23 Mar 2010

The heroes and heroines of Beijing and Athens as well as our future medal winners will all be there competing in the 10 Olympic classes. It is anticipated that the event will attract over 600 international sailors and competing boats.

And we??ll be there to catch the action ?..

You can charter our beautiful Swan 55 to spectate the action on the water making sure you catch the full atmosphere of this major international sailing regatta. It will be just like the Olympics without the crowds! So if you want to be the first to see our medal winning sailors out of the blocks, book your ringside seat on board our luxury Swan 55.

In addition to the sailing action there will be two Open Days at the Sailing Academy on Fri 13th and Sat 14th August with big screen coverage for the Paralympic finals and the medal racing finals. Visitors will be able to get up close to the sailors at the medal presentations, plus there will be a whole host of shore activities and entertainment too.

Charter rate: £2,200 + VAT per day, with capacity up to 12 guests.

For further information please contact Sue Mongey on 07760 203 128 or 0870 246 7755 or email sue.mongey@valhallayachting.com


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20% off May Sailing 18 Mar 2010

Spring into summer with our early season savings.
Sail on board one of our beautiful classic Swan 55s in May and you can save £400. Or why not charter both our Swan 55s and double the savings!
Whether you want to thank your precious clients or devleop your hard working team youre guaranteed a memorable event. And with prices from £130 a head, its great value too.
Don??t miss the boat, May sailings start in 6 weeks!
For more information or to check availability call Sue on 07760
203128.


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Valhalla Yachting hits the headlines! 08 May 2009

A host of yachting press attended Valhalla Yachting’s press day last week!
Keep ahead of the news and read all about it now ….

A memorable experience aboard a pair of classic Swan 55 foot yachts

With two beautiful matched Swan 55 foot yachts Valhalla Yachting present a unique and memorable sailing experience. Often used for corporate entertaining and team building days, these classic yachts are also popular with private individuals for special celebrations or for cruising further afield. Whether it??s business or pleasure, a sail on these stunning yachts is guaranteed to offer an amazing and unforgettable experience.

Swan Valhalla and Swan Galiana are identical Nautor Swan 55 foot yawls designed by the prominent firm of Sparkman and Stephens. Built in the 1970??s the yachts epitomise Swans superb early designs combining aesthetically pleasing lines with performance sailing. Both yachts have been immaculately maintained above and below decks with an ongoing investment and refurbishment programme. Each yacht can accommodate 10 guests in comfort for day sailing or sleep 6 persons for cruising and has a spacious cockpit and saloon area, ideal for socialising.

Guests have the exceptional opportunity to sail these stunning 55 foot yachts hands on. Professional crew are on hand to show them the ropes, which means that experience is not a pre-requisite. Guests help to hoist and trim the sails, man the winches and take the helm. And a visit to the navigation station is always welcome.

The yachts are located at Swanwick Marina at the head of the River Hamble, close to Southampton Airport and train stations and just minutes from the M27 motorway. The Solent offers excellent opportunities for day sailing and overnighting with it??s many bustling ports from Portsmouth to Yarmouth. For those who want to sail a little further afield, there are lots of destinations that can be easily reached including France, the Channel Islands or the west country. A specific itinerary can be tailored to suit a variety of time scales.

A typical day sail starts with a boat and safety brief during the cruise along the historic Hamble River. Once out in the Solent it??s time to hoist the sails and head towards the Isle of Wight. This is when the guests get to know the boats and fully take part in the sailing of the yacht. With 2 masts and up to 5 sails flying there are plenty of jobs to go round and guests can get involved as much or as little as they like.

Lunch is normally enjoyed on board in a pretty bay off the Isle of Wight; Osborne Bay, where Queen Victoria used to summer, being one of the favourite anchorages. Or there??s the opportunity to lunch ashore and enjoy some local hospitality or visit one of the many Yacht Clubs.

After a relaxing lunch theres the opportunity to enjoy some matched racing between the two yawls in the afternoon. Its always a close run race between the two sister ships and is certain to raise the adrenalin and the fun! Or if guests are a little too relaxed for such activity, they can while away the afternoon on the wide teak decks where the world simply passes by.

And if there??s a need for speed the RIB is always on hand to take guests for a spin enabling them to take photos of the yachts, spectate other boats and generally enjoy the thrill of a high-speed powerboat.

Youll definitely see Valhalla and Galiana taking part in the major Solent Regattas, such as Cowes Week and the JP Morgan Round the Island Race. Suitable for novice and experienced sailors alike, some coaching from the expert crew quickly escalates guests to race crew as the yachts cross the start line. Guests can experience the thrill of racing in close quarters with the rest of the fleet and the tension at the mark roundings is sure to get their pulses racing. Assisted by the professional race crew and utilising a full suite of Kevlar racing sails and spinnakers, this offers one of lifes great experiences.

Whilst the yachts offer a lot of fun and memorable experiences out on the water they can also be used by businesses for team training and development. The yachts provide a natural active learning environment; to get the boat moving there are a multitude of tasks that need to be completed in a timely and efficient manner. Packages are available for team working focussing on communication, leadership and strategic development.

Hospitality forms an important part of any sailing event whether the emphasis is on entertainment, cruising, racing or training. Valhalla Yachting team up with Portsmouth based catering company Fuizion to supply a range of menus befitting of a sail on an elegant yacht. Every need is catered for from breakfast on arrival to the much acclaimed afternoon cream teas that are served on the return trip along the pretty River Hamble, or a full catering package is offered for cruising charters.

The yachts are available to charter between April and October for corporate entertainment, team training and for private parties or entry into Solent based regattas.

For full information of Valhalla Yachting charter packages please visit www.valhallayachting.com or call Sue Mongey on +44 (0)7760 203128 or email sue.mongey@valhallayachting.com

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Notes for editor:

For technical specifications of the yachts, more details of the charter packages and itineraries or more photographs, please contact Sue Mongey.

Telephone: 0870 246 7755 or 07760 203128
Email: sue.mongey@valhallayachting.com
Office Address: Avery House, 52 Brooks Mews, London W1K 4EE
Marina Address: Swanwick Marina, Lower Swanwick, Hampshire SO31 1ZL


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It's going to get hot in the city .... 08 Apr 2009

Following the cold snowy winter, the weather forecasters are predicting a proper summer, when we can enjoy some beautiful long sunny days. Were sure you will want to escape the heat in the city and what better place to be than aboard one of our beautiful Swan 55 foot yachts on the Solent. Now is an ideal time to start planning your summer sailing event to ensure you get the pick of our dates and get your event firmly scheduled in your clients diaries.


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Easter Gems 03 Apr 2009

If you want your pound to go further this Easter holiday, but still want a med style holiday, then cruising aboard a beautiful classic yacht could be just the ticket. Valhalla Yachting has two classic Swan 55s which come with a skipper and hostess to look after you and show you the ropes. Day sailing in the Solent for up to 12 people taking in the delights of the Isle of Wight or extended cruising, with up to 6 sleeping on board are both possibilities. Its hands on and lots of fun for all the family or a group of friends. Early season savings with prices from £1200 per day. Call 0870 246 7755 or email sue.mongey@valhallayachting.com or check out the website www.valhallayachting.com and you too could be sailing off into the sunset.


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New website launched 01 Apr 2009

Valhalla Yachting launched it??s new sleek, easy to use website today April 1st 2009.
Visitors to the site are encouraged to learn more about the beautiful Swan 55s Valhalla and Galiana that are available for sailing charters in the Solent. Equally popular for corporate sailing days and team building events, typical itineraries and menu suggestions are available on the site. Or for families and private charterers there are some suggestions for day sailing and cruising further afield. A whole host of special events taking place in the Solent in summer 2009 are listed for those who wish to incorporate these into their own event.


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Valhalla makes a big splash! 15 Mar 2009

It may seem like summers still a little while away, but we were delighted to relaunch our two Swan 55s in the sunshine today. Now is the perfect time to start planning your summer calendar, whether you want to entertain your clients or build relations with your team. We’ve got some exciting new packages for Summer 2009 and some excellent discounts too!

Valhalla & Galiana our two beautiful classic Swan 55s are available for:

  • client entertaining
  • team building
  • meet and sail packages

CALL US TODAY ON 0870 246 775 or 07760 203126 or email
sue.mongey@valhallayachting.com

For business or pleasure, you won’t get better value per head.
Prices from £150 per guest.
Our clients report that despite leaner times that we still represent excellent value for money and that their guests really enjoy the experience. Plus you can enjoy some precious time spent with your valued clients.


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New for 2009, Meet & Sail Package 15 Feb 2009

Why not combine your sailing day with a business meeting? You can enjoy a breakfast meeting with private room in the comfort of the Royal Southern Yacht Club on the picturesque waterfront at Hamble. We’ll pick you up on our lovely Swan 55 from the Club’s private moorings. And you don’t have to worry about losing valuable sailing time, as we’re happy to start and finish at times to suit you. Plus, if you’re not in a hurry home we can assist with dinner arrangements and the Yacht Club have some lovely refurbished rooms where you can stay overnight.


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New for 2009, Race Strategy Challenge 15 Jan 2009

Designed for those who want to work their minds as well as their bodies! This is an action packed day starting with a race in the morning where we guide you around the course, teaching you about navigation and tides as well as racing tactics. In the afternoon it’s a race with a difference; armed with your newfound knowledge you decide the course you want to sail! The objective is to collect maximum points by rounding scored bouys within a given time limit and without incurring penalties! It’s a fun competitive day and definitely a great one for team working.