This month Coast has teamed up with Freedom Boat Club to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a fabulous day out and overnight stay.

Membership of Freedom Boat Club provides unique access to a fleet of boats, without the complications of ownership such as maintenance, insurance and storage. Being a Freedom Boat Club member is the choice of the modern activity lover, providing an effortless way to get out boating and maximise leisure time, whilst becoming part of a like-minded and welcoming community. Each club is supported by a friendly, professional team and all members are expertly guided and fully trained, to ensure they go boating safely and with confidence.

Getting out of town, heading to the coast and on the water quickly can be pretty easy. Freedom Boat Club UK has Solent-based clubs at Portsmouth and Hythe, with good travel connections for London and the surrounding areas.

In Portsmouth the club buzzes with enthusiastic members and plenty of hotspots to explore, even within the harbour environs. Alternatively, within 30 minutes you can be out onto the Solent with the wind in your hair taking a short hop to the picturesque Isle of Wight.

Located near Southampton, Hythe Marina Village opened last year and the bright, spacious clubhouse has become a lively hub for members to meet before or after time on Southampton Water.

Recently, two new Freedom Boat Club locations have been launched. From Windermere’s world-class lakeside marina encircled by breath-taking scenery, to the English Riviera hub of Torquay, providing access to some spectacular cruising grounds, these destinations further increase possibilities to really maximise the benefits of membership.


One lucky reader will win a skippered trip on The Solent for two people with Freedom Boat Club UK. This includes an overnight stay for two at the luxury Harbour Hotel, Southampton, on a B&B basis. The team at Freedom will make sure you have an amazing time on the water with tips on steering the boat and plenty of general advice. Departing from Hythe Marina, this is an opportunity to experience the boat club lifestyle and also discover some nearby hidden gems.


Please answer this question by June 22, 2023:

The strait of water between the Isle of Wight and the mainland is called what?

A) The Passage

B) The Gannel

C) The Solent

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FREEDOM BOAT CLUB TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Offer is limited to two people. Time on the water cannot be guaranteed due to the weather. Prize needs to be taken by October 31, 2023.