Sailing - Testa Rossa at Conwy

Sailing Taster Days and Weekend Challenges

Sailing Taster Days & Week Ends for Business Leaders

Working with Catherine Dobson from On the Move Consulting, we ran a number of successful sailing taster days last year.

Catherine has spent the winter preparing the yacht, “Testa Rossa” for the coming season, and she has identified a number of dates for both taster days and longer weekend trips.

All the sailing taster days will take place in the beautiful coastal areas of Snowdonia and Anglesey, spotting porpoises, dolphins, seals and many types of sea birds and, no doubt, acquiring a taste for adventure. Testa Rossa is a 39ft yacht berthed at Conwy Marina, near Llandudno, North Wales. She has two sleeping cabins and a saloon cabin, providing plenty of room for 5 people (two people share the front cabin).

The trips will be dependent on the weather and the timings of the tide.

Possible itineraries might include:

  • At Conwy Marina, we will have a briefing about the boat (safety matters and lifejackets) and a discussion about the trip
  • We will sail from the marina, along the Conwy Estuary and into Conwy Bay.  Depending on sea conditions, we can sail north along the Anglesey coast or into the picturesque Menai Straights towards Bangor and Menai Bridge.
  • Day trips will be going out on the rising tide and coming back as the tide starts to fall.
  • Weekend trips will involve either arriving Friday lunchtime or early Saturday morning and sailing to a location dependent on the weather, staying overnight or two, depending on the length of the trip and coming back Sunday.

Taster Sailing Days - Off AngeleseyTesta Rossa is skippered by Catherine Dobson, who holds the internationally respected RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification.  As skipper, Catherine takes responsibility for those on board as well as managing the boat, ensuring that we all have a safe and enjoyable passage.

You will need to bring some warm and windproof clothing, such as a fleece top and trousers, an additional jumper or body warmer, a shirt or T-shirt, a hat, and warm socks. Usually, the temperature at sea is cooler than on land. However, just in case the weather is warm enough, consider shorts and even sunglasses. On board Testa Rossa, we have life jackets for everyone.

Refreshments will be provided. Please let us know your preferences and dislikes for food and we shall try to accommodate.

The cost of the taster day is £75, payable on the day. The available dates are:

  • 21st June
  • 20th July

The cost of the short weekend trip (Sat morn to Sun afternoon) is £150, payable on the day. The available dates are:

  • 16th & 17th July
  • 23rd & 24th July

The cost of the long weekend trip (Fri lunch to Sun afternoon) is £180, payable on the day. The available date is:

  • 24th to 26th June

I would be very grateful if you could let me know if you are interested as soon as you can as this was very popular last year. If you know of any business leaders or senior decision-makers, then please forward this email to them.

Either email: or call 0333 050 9053