Pilates and Sailing

An exhilarating Pilates break in the Solent

Solent Sailing

18-20 May 2020


£297 p.p. sharing a double cabin

£397 p.p. double cabin single occupancy

Join this unique and exhilarating 3-day Pilates break on-board a spacious 53 foot sailing yacht. Explore the beautiful Solent with its magnificent views and hidden gems. Sail somewhere different every day and enjoy Pilates sessions on the beach, by the river, on deck. Visit the Isle of Wight, Chichester Harbour, Buckler’s Hard, Poole Harbour, moor off Sandbanks or anchor in Studland bay for bbq on the beach. Swim in beautiful bays. Get involved and learn new sailing skills, or simply sit back, relax and take in the panoramic views. Stay in a comfortable double cabin with private ensuite.

Pilates and sailing, the perfect combination to get fit and look great


“Thank you again for an amazing experience and introduction to Pilates!” Ursula

Relax on deck, sail past the Needles, enjoy stunning sunsets and do Pilates in different settings

“A big thank you for a magical 4 days! You worked so hard looking after us all and getting us fit & supple” Jen

Enjoy this stunning 53 foot sailing yacht with plenty of outside seating, a large saloon and 4 comfortable double en-suite cabins. Have your own cabin or bring your partner along.

Departing from Lymington Yacht Haven, we will set sail down the picturesque Lymington River and head out into the Solent with its magnificent views. Helm, navigate, hoist sails and pull ropes. Or simply relax, sit back and enjoy the magnificent views. The Skippers provide a chance to do both. Sea air, Pilates sessions, good food and fun will re-energise you, leave you feeling great with a healthy complexion.

Visit Studland beach, get fit & supple with twice daily Pilates, enjoy lunch on the Isle of Wight, swim in beautiful bays



Comfortable double cabins with private en-suite. All bedding and towels provided.

£397 p.p. single occupancy in double cabin

£297 p.p. shared cabin. Bring your partner or a friend



Relax, unwind and have fun. Be ‘hands on’, learn new skills or sit back and enjoy the magnificent views

Pilates sessions will stretch you, increase your core strength and improve your stability and flexibility

What’s included:

  • 3 days on-board spacious 53 foot sailing yacht
  • Accommodation in private double en-suite cabin
  • Twice daily Pilates sessions
  • Continental breakfasts with fresh fruit, coffee, tea
  • Healthy lunches on board
  • Hands-on sailing and informal lessons from our professional skippers, as much or as little as you want
  • Duvets, pillows, bedding, towels
  • Free option to stay on-board the night before departure
  • Free option to stay on-board the night after arrival
  • Transfers to and from Brockenhurst or Lymington train station
  • Free car parking behind security barrier
  • Safety gear

Not included:

  • Travel
  • Insurance
  • Dinners and some lunches
  • Alcohol is not provided; you are welcome to bring your own

Have a go at helming, practise Pilates in the park and on the beach, relax on deck and enjoy the views.

Meet the team: Ariadne, Russ and Andy

Ariadne is your Pilates teacher, and a keen sailor. “Pilates & sailing is a fantastic combination of exercise, sea air and fun. There is nothing better than spending a couple of days on the water while breathing in sea air. It is so relaxing and it makes you feel really healthy. Any tensions or worries evaporate as soon as you step on-board this beautiful yacht. Our Pilates sessions will invigorate, strengthen and lengthen you. We calm our mind with breathing techniques and rediscover the power of our core. Get in shape, feel good and meet new friends.”

Sailing Spook skippers Andy and Russ will look after you and your safety onboard, teach you sailing skills, entertain you and sail you to wonderful places. They are also wonderful sailing instructors and will teach you any aspect of sailing you’re interested in. Whether it’s helming, trimming sails, chart plotting, navigating, mooring or anchoring – there are plenty opportunities to improve your skills and be hands-on. This is not only great fun, but also empowering and a fantastic confidence booster. They’re also a good laugh.


“Thank you Ariadne for organising such a fantastic Pilates Sailing trip. From the moment I arrived, you and the skippers of Spook took care of every detail. The yacht was immaculate and very spacious, you provided delicious lunches and of course, Pilates session twice a day in such relaxing locations. It was wonderful to practise Pilates outside and enjoy the fresh air and scenery. I made new friends on the course and we were entertained by the skippers, Andy and Russ, who such good company – laughter a plenty! Such a tonic, I feel restored and look forward to signing up for another trip asap!” C.A.


If you like sailing or if you’ve always wanted to try, then this is the holiday for you. All levels of Pilates welcome.


We will meet at Lymington Yacht Haven and take you aboard Sailing Spook on the first morning. Or come down anytime the night before, enjoy Lymington for the day and board the yacht in the evening. At around 10.30am we will set sail down the Lymington River and into the Solent, heading east or west depending on wind and tides. We will return to Lymington on the last and say goodbye over a drink in the marina. You are welcome to have one last night aboard before departing the following morning. 

Sailing involves preparation and planning around weather, tides and wind direction, so the Daily Schedule is flexible.


Daily Schedule

  • 8.15am – 9am: Invigorating morning Pilates on the beach, in the park or on deck
  • 9.15am: Continental breakfast with fresh bread, yogurt, fruit, coffee and tea
  • 10.30am: Departure from our mooring, heading towards Cowes, Chichester Harbour, Buckler’s Hard, Purbeck Peninsula, or Poole Harbour, enjoying lunch onboard or in a waterside pub, BBQ on the beach or picnic in a bay. Relax on deck, get involved in sailing or take a swim.
  • 5.30pm – 6pm: Evening Pilates – gentle session to unwind and stretch
  • 7.30pm: Time to Dine

Call today +44 (0)7540 293 183