Welcome to our January 2020 Newsletter

Devon Sailing Experiences would like to wish you all a Happy New Year! 

In our first newsletter of the decade, you will find information about local events in the southwest to help you coordinate and plan your bareboat or skippered charter, creating a sailing holiday or short break to remember. 

Dates for your Diary

Want to tie-in your 2020 bareboat or skippered charter with a local event? We’ve listed some of the important ones (with links to the events) below:

Plymouth Flavour Fest Friday 29th May – Sunday 31st May
Plymouth Armed Forces Day Friday 8th May
Plymouth Regatta Friday 10th July – Sunday 12th July
Salcombe Town Regatta Saturday 1st Aug – Saturday 8th Aug
Falmouth Sailing Regatta Friday 7th Aug – Sunday 16th Aug
British Firework Championships Wednesday 12th Aug – Thursday 13th Aug
Fowey Regatta and Carnival Saturday 16th Aug – Saturday 22nd Aug
Torbay Regatta Friday 21st Aug – Monday 24th Aug
Dartmouth Royal Regatta Thursday 27th Aug – Saturday 29th Aug
Plymouth Seafood Festival Saturday 12th Sept – Sunday 13th Sept

Bareboat Charters for 2020

Our Bavaria 38 is available for bareboat charter from Mayflower Marina from April 2020. With 3 double cabins and a spacious saloon area, she makes an excellent yacht for families and groups of friends looking to explore the southwest coast for a week or long weekend.

There is limited availability remaining for bareboat charter of our Jeanneau 409 in 2020 due to her being booked for skippered charters. However, if you had a date in mind, do email us with your requirements and a brief overview of your charter experience and qualifications, and we will do our very best to accommodate you. She is currently berthed at King Point Marina.

Don’t forget – we offer a 10% discount on bareboat charters for all returning customers. A 20% deposit is required to secure a date for you, with the remaining payment being due 4 weeks before you sail. If you would like to request a date, do get in touch.

Skippered Charters

Our day sails and weekend sailing experiences continue to prove popular. Dates are listed on our sailing schedule and are continuously updated. Additional dates are added upon request (subject to yacht and skipper availability), so if you cannot see a suitable date, do get in touch and we will do our very best to help you.

Exclusive Day Sails are suitable for families with children, and offer a hands-on day out on the water, with the option to drop the anchor for lunch and travel at your own pace. To book a date and discuss your requirements, please get in touch.

Group sailing experiences are scheduled on-demand (subject to yacht and skipper availability). This type of experience is suitable for people with a little more sailing experience. Single travellers, friends, couples or groups are very welcome to join one of our highly qualified and commercially endorsed skippers aboard our 42’ yacht. If you would like any further information about this type of sailing experience, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

We continue to offer RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper (Practical) courses on demand (subject to yacht and instructor availability). 

All our skippered charters and RYA courses take place aboard our Jeanneau 409, Bewitched. 

Terms and Conditions

By booking with Devon Sailing Experiences, you are accepting our Terms and Conditions. Please ensure you have read these before booking. We politely draw your attention to the paragraph regarding cancellation and rescheduling. If you are unsure about any aspect, please feel free to ask.

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We look forward to welcoming you to Devon soon.

Nick, Katie and the Devon Sailing Experiences team