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September 2015

Artists Ahoy! September sailing and the “Meet me on the Boat” project

By Core Info



meet-on-the-boatSpellbound, our Jeanneau 36i, hosted the Meet me on the Boat project, which took place 13th – 16th September in the sheltered waters of Torbay.

Encounters Arts arranged to charter a yacht and skipper from Brixham for a few days (and an evening) and invited a number of artists along to sing sea-shanties, tell stories, and create artefacts. The outcomes of this exciting and unusual project will be exhibited at Living Coasts, Torquay on Saturday 26th September.

The work demonstrated by the artists whilst underway goes a long way to show that sailing in September can offer a wonderful experience. You can see that their photographs show clear blue skies, and as the nights begin to draw in early, you can see how it is possible to sit back and watch the small coastal towns light up beautifully.

We have had requests to charter a yacht and skipper for birthdays. We have had requests to charter a yacht and skipper for anniversaries. We have had requests to charter a yacht and skipper for stag or hen parties. Never before have we had a request to charter a yacht for a group of working artists.

Would we take part in such an exciting project again? Oh, yes. Definitely!

Red Letter Days Sailing in Devon

By Core Info

Red Letter Days

Sailing vouchers can now be purchased from the Red Letter Days sailing website.

Red Letter Days is a well-known internet-based company that sells “experiences” from the adrenaline fuelled to the relaxed. Booking a sail with Red Letter Days couldn’t be easier – this link will take you directly to the site: (

And what a fabulous weekend we spent with our latest guests who purchased sailing vouchers through Red Letter Days. The photo says it all. The sky was blue, the early September sunshine warmed the air, and our guests (both groups from different parts of the country) gelled well. Sailing vouchers for special occasions can be booked directly through our website or through Red Letter Days.