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Devon Sailing Experiences – Newsletter

In our final newsletter of 2020 we launch our new logo and gift vouchers (just in time for Christmas). Read on to enter our competition and to find out more about our website update as well as the progress of our yacht upgrades for 2021.

Sailing Gift Vouchers

Devon Sailing Experiences have a new, updated logo which can now be seen on our gift vouchers. Gift vouchers for sailing experiences make ideal presents for friends, family and loved ones – read the reason why in our blog post The perfect gift for the imperfect year and see if you agree. If you would like to receive your gift voucher in time for Christmas, please order by midnight on Sunday 20th December.

Gift vouchers for Day Sails and Weekend Sails can be purchased direct from our website. They are valid for 12 months so the recipient needs to book within 12 months of the purchase date. Our sailing season is from April – October. Dates for 2021 will be added to our website in January. If you can’t see a suitable date, do get in touch and we will do our best to help you. 

Christmas 2020 Competition

On Monday 14th December, we will be posting a photo on our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages. Your challenge is to identify the location by commenting on the post. If you are correct, we will place your name in a hat and draw the names of 3 lucky winners at midday New Year’s Day 2021. Winners will be announced and notified on our social media pages on New Year’s Day. Your prize? One of our new, Devon Sailing Experiences limited edition mugs. Look out for that post.


Our website is currently being updated with our new logo, text and photos. This will be launched in January 2021 (along with the updated sailing schedule). The current Devon Sailing Experiences website is still running so you can purchase your gift vouchers and book sailing experiences as usual as we continue with our upgrades. If in doubt, just call us on 01752 424514.

Looking forward to 2021

With our yacht upgrades underway (see below for details) we are looking forward to welcoming you aboard Bewitched for the sailing experiences listed below:

Day Sail
Weekend Sail
Exclusive Skippered Charters

RYA courses aboard Bewitched are listed below are scheduled on demand:

RYA Competent Crew
RYA Day Skipper (Practical)
RYA Day Skipper (Combined)

Our new RYA Powerboat Level 2 will take place onboard our Quicksilver 555. It is scheduled on demand and can be booked for exclusive training or group training (maximum of 3 students). 

Bareboat charters continue to be available aboard Barbarossa and Bewitched (subject to availability). Please email or call 01752 424514 to request a date.

Yacht Upgrades

Bewitched is currently out of the water for her annual yacht maintenance. Already, she has received a makeover in the saloon area with new, modern seat covers. Other upgrades due include new high performance sails, a graphite grey stack pack and spray hood, grey hull stripes and stylish-looking composite helming wheels. We will add photos to document her progress on our social media pages (see links below).

Covid-19 Update

We reviewed and updated our Covid-19 guidance for guests on 1st December 2020 – you can view it by following the link to our website. In the meantime, here are answers to our most frequently asked questions:

My booking was postponed due to Covid-19. What should I do?
Guests who had to postpone their sailing experience in 2020 have been offered 12 months to rebook. Please get in touch to discuss an alternative date and we will do our very best to help you.

What if I book and a lock-down means I can’t attend?
We will always try our very best to work with you to reschedule. We will continue to watch the news and following the latest guidelines, however, please give us as much notice as possible – this is vital for our small, family-run business.

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.

Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Keep up to date with last-minute availability and stories from our skippers and guests by following us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to tag us in any of your own posts; we love to hear about your sailing adventures so if you have any photos you would like to share (or stories to tell) do get in touch.

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to welcoming you to Devon soon.

Nick, Katie and the Devon Sailing Experiences team