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July 2016

Sailing Experience South West

By Core Info

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Fancy a Sailing Experience along the beautiful south-west coast? One of our fully-qualified and highly experienced skippers, Gail Wright, will be running a 5-day cruise from 19th – 23rd September.

This sailing experience would suit people of all levels, and the aim is to meet like-minded people and just sail! Whether you are an experienced sailor looking to build some miles or just looking to have a fun week on the water – this is an ideal opportunity.

Our 2015 Jeanneau 409, Bewitched, has 3 double cabins, 2 heads and all the latest electronic equipment. She is based in King Point Marina, Plymouth.

Gail comments, “She is a lovely yacht to sail and to stay on.” And she should know – she has stayed on-board many times! “The trip is for 6 people plus myself as Skipper. I am keen to get people sailing and am happy to teach or pass on some tips for those wanting to learn more. The general idea is to meet on the boat on Sunday evening, go out to dinner and discuss possible destinations that we would like visit during the week and what we would like to do. We will leave the marina on Monday morning following a safety briefing and general introduction to the Yacht.”

There is paid parking available at King Point Marina. Alternatively, you may wish to take the train to Plymouth and get a taxi from the station – it is less than 5 minutes in a taxi to the marina.

Gail is a highly experienced sailor with a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore certificate. She has sailed in the Solent, West Country, Mediterranean and further afield for many years.

The cost is £420 per person which includes fuel, food on the boat, 2 evening meals on-board, soft drinks and marina fees. Contact for further information.

Sterling weakness – do the right thing and sail in the UK!

By Core Info

Pound-EuroWith sterling at it’s lowest for a number of years, it makes sense to look at alternative sailing destinations that you might otherwise have overlooked. Whilst the Mediterranean has very hot weather in the summer, here in Devon and Cornwall we enjoy comfortable low 20’s making pleasant day sails and comfortable nights sleep.

With arguably a better coastline for interesting and rewarding sailing, the south west has it all. Devon and Cornwall boast a variety of exciting destinations which are absolutely buzzing around regatta times. Alternatively, outside the peak season you can enjoy the tranquility, peacefulness and beauty that can be found in one of the many anchorages close to our base at King Point Marina in Plymouth.

Never sailed before? Not a problem! We offer skippered day sails, weekend sails and exclusive charters to suit any budget and level of experience. If you have something particular in mind, do get in touch to discuss your ideas. We specialise in bespoke charters to ensure you and your family/friends have the best sailing experience possible, visiting the southwest destinations of your choice.

Experienced bareboat charterer? We have a selection of yachts available for you. Being based in Plymouth, we are able to offer immediate access to both the Devonian and Cornish coastlines. King Point Marina is easily accessible by train (mainline station is less than 5 minutes away in a taxi) or by car (car parking is available at the marina).

Who says you need to travel abroad to enjoy an exciting and varied sailing experience?



Read about us in Devon Life magazine

By Core Info

Sailing in Devon

See Devon Sailing Experiences in the summer edition of Devon Life magazine, where we share our enthusiasm and ethos with feature writer, Chrissy Harris.

Although she was an inexperienced landlubber, Chrissy took to the water with energy and enthusiasm and appeared to have a wonderful time hoisting sails, pulling lines and working the winches. You can read her report on page 205 of Devon Life magazine.

We still have places remaining on our 2-day midweek and weekend sails for this season. Check out our sailing schedule for availability. If you can’t see a suitable date, do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our very best to accommodate your requirements. Price includes 2 nights accommodation on-board our yacht, a fully-qualified skipper, mooring fees, breakfast and a light lunch whilst underway.

We also offer bareboat charter for experienced sailors. We are pleased to announce that we have now added a Bavaria 38 to our fleet which is ready to charter this August. See our charter prices page for details.