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OD1 can operate for most of the year, apart from a short refit period during the Winter/Spring. Note that the weather during the winter months may not be conducive to extended passages - sailing is supposed to be fun, not an endurance challenge!

For the safety and enjoyment of all concerned, the skipper reserves the right not to set out if the wind is, or is forecast to be, excessive.

Bookings are for the boat, skipper and mate, and include food, fuel and harbour fees, and hire of waterproofs. A total of nine - or, at a squeeze, ten - people, including the skipper and mate, can be accommodated on board.

O.D.1 is normally available for adult groups only, all of whom should be confident swimmers.

The normal cost for O.D.1 for a weekend is £320 from November to March, and £480 from April to October.

The cost of O.D.1 for a week during the summer will depend on the overall sailing programme, but should be of the order of £1200. Note that there may also be additional transport costs for longer trips.

Choosing a date

In the first instance, please email to check for availability of your preferred dates.

Provisional Booking

A provisional booking, by email, will confirm the price for the cruise. It will be held for 14 days, pending confirmation by payment of a 25% deposit.


On receipt of your deposit, your booking will be confirmed by email. You are then liable for the balance of the fee, which is due two weeks before the start of the trip.

Note: all cheques - for both deposit and balance - should be made payable to "D.S.Bowers (O.D.1) "

Personal Information Forms

Personal information forms must be completed for each crew member, and emailed at least a week before the cruise to: Blank forms can be downloaded in Word format.


Fees for bookings cancelled more than six weeks before the date of the cruise will be returned in full.

Fees for bookings cancelled less than six weeks and more than two weeks before the date of the cruise will be returned minus the deposit.


All cruises start and finish at O.D.1's home base at West Quay Marina, West Quay Road, Poole, unless otherwise indicated.

Note that transport to/from the boat’s home port (or alternative start/finish ports, as appropriate) is NOT included in the cruise fees.

For any additional questions about O.D.1


or write to : OD1 Bookings, 88 Stamford Ave., Springfield, Milton Keynes, MK6 3LQ


Last updated:30th April 2015


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