RAFSA currently have two Halberg-Rassy 342 sailing yachts available for members to charter. Atlas is based in Plymouth, Devon and Sir Arthur is based in Ardrossan, Ayrshire. Both yachts can accommodate up to 6 crew with a fully equipped kitchen and 6 sets of foul weather clothing. No towels or bedding are supplied. To charter you need a skipper (minimum qualification day skipper) a mate (minimum qualification competent crew) and at least one more crew member. Either the skipper or the mate must be an in-date RAFSA member to charter.

Charters usually run in full weeks (noon Sunday to noon Sunday although the calendar slot shows as Monday to Sunday).   Weekly rates for 2022 are £700 low season, £800 mid season and £900 high season.  Some weekend slots (Friday to Sunday) can be made available by contacting the Charter Manager.

The e-booking system is now working and if you make a booking it will take £100 deposit with the balance due 30 days before your charter.  The £100 deposit is fully refundable provided you cancel within 30 days.  If you run into difficulties or have questions  please contact the (Charter Manager)

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To charter Atlas scroll through calendar below to select your week


To charter Sir Arthur scroll though calendar below to select your week

Offshore Charter Booking Calendar

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and Offshore Charter

Self-catering accommodation in Scotland and England reopened in July.  The marinas also opened at the same time. This allows certain groups to charter our yachts.

The Covid-19 rules pertaining to people staying in self-catering facilities (such as yachts) are evolving so it is your responsibility to ensure you and your crew meet the relevant criteria (eg family group, social bubble etc).

It is not practical for RAFSA to organise the sanitization of our yachts between charters so we therefore ask crews to wipe down any hard surfaces with a mild bleach solution on departure.  Oncoming crews should undertake a similar cleaning routine as part of takeover.   Some anti-bacterial wipes and disinfectant sprays will be left on the yachts but it is suggested all crews bring their own.  A suggested departure and arrival cleaning routine will be supplied.

If you make a charter booking it is your responsibility to take whatever measures you feel appropriate in ensure the safety of you and your crew.  If your crew doesn’t meet the current criteria for sharing accommodation or you are unhappy with the sanitization routines you may cancel your charter and your money will be refunded.