This newsletter marks the end of a long and busy season for Devon Sailing Experiences. We would like to extend our thanks to our wonderful guests over the last 12 months and to our fantastic skippers who made all our sailing experiences and RYA courses happen.
In this newsletter, you will find links to our sailing gift vouchers (ideal for Christmas presents), our sailing schedule and details about our sailing opportunities in 2022.
Sailing Gift Vouchers
With Christmas just around the corner, now seems like the ideal opportunity to remind you about 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 to see if you agree. Although this particular blog post was written for 2021, it is still very relevant as we look towards 2022.
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, not necessarily complete the experience within 12 months. Our sailing season is from April – October. Fewer dates are available on our sailing schedule from September onwards due to the seasonal change in weather and sailing conditions.
If you would like to receive your gift voucher in time for Christmas, please order by midnight on Sunday 19th December.
Sailing Schedule for 2022
Dates are now available on our sailing schedule for 2022. You can book your place aboard day sails, weekend sails and gift vouchers directly from our website. Our sailing season is from April – October. Fewer dates are available on our sailing schedule from September onwards due to the seasonal change in weather and sailing conditions.
We are constantly updating the schedule throughout the year, so it is always worth checking back for additional dates. If you cannot see a suitable date, please contact us and we will do our very best to help you.
Sailing Experience Opportunities for 2022
In 2022, we continue to offer our popular sailing experiences aboard our 42’ sailing yacht, Bewitched Follow the links to read more about them on our website.
Our day sail experiences from Plymouth are a great option for people who want to give sailing a try, or perhaps just want a fun and hands-on day out on the water. Suitable for age 16 years + (with no maximum age limit!) Gift vouchers are available.
Weekend SailsAnother great option for those who are new to sailing or would like to refresh their previously learned skills under the watchful eye of an experienced skipper. Suitable for age 16 years + (with no maximum age limit!) Gift vouchers are available.
Exclusive Day Sails
Perfect for families to spend some time together whilst enjoying an active adventure. Regardless of sailing ability or experience, it is ideal for those who want to give sailing a try, introduce their children to sailing and have a fun day out on the water. Each and every member of your family is welcome to get involved as much (or as little!) as they choose. Suitable for all ages. Dates are scheduled on demand.
Exclusive Family Charters (multi-day)
Our 42′ yacht becomes your home-from-home as part of your sailing holiday in the west-country. This type of experience is a great opportunity for families to spend some time together whilst enjoying an active adventure. Price stated on the website is based on a family of 4. If you have more than 4 people in your family, the price is the same but your skipper will need to return to Plymouth every evening so they can leave the yacht safely in King Point Marina. Dates are scheduled on demand.
Group Sailing Experiences
Want to go sailing but don’t have a crew? Join one of our west-country group sailing experiences. Take a look at our website for information about how we run our 5-day and 7-day sailing experiences. Dates are scheduled on demand and will run with a minimum of 3 guests.
RYA Courses for 2022
Although Devon Sailing Experiences is predominantly a sailing “experience” company, we are also registered as a sailing school with the RYA where we adhere to their high standards. We currently offer the RYA courses listed below. All courses are scheduled on demand, so if you would like to discuss a date and secure it with a 20% non-refundable deposit, please get in touch.
RYA Competent Crew
This RYA Competent Crew Course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers.
RYA Day Skipper (Practical)
This course is for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills. Please check our website for pre-course requirements.
RYA Training for the Family
Ideal for an active family. Price stated on the website is based on a family of 4. If you have more than 4 people in your group, the price is the same but your skipper will need to return to Plymouth every evening so they can leave the yacht safely in King Point Marina. Dates are scheduled on demand.
If you are planning to charter abroad next year, you are likely to need an ICC. (Please be sure to check full requirements with your holiday company.) This assessment day is for experienced sailors who do not necessarily hold official RYA qualifications, but can demonstrate skills and experience to the level of Day Skipper. Check our website for pre-assessment requirements. Dates are scheduled on demand.
RYA Day Skipper (Combined)
Only 1 date is available for this 9 day course this year: Wednesday 13th April until Friday 22nd April 2022. During the shore-based part of this course, you will need to book your own overnight accommodation. You are welcome to board the yacht for the practical part of your sailing course from 18:00 on Sunday 17th April until 16:00 on Friday 22nd April 2022.
RYA Day Skipper (Theory/Shorebased)
Only 1 date is available for this intensive 5-day course this year: Wednesday 13th April until Sunday 17th April 2022. Overnight accommodation and meals are not included.
We have already been taking bookings for 2022 and currently have limited availability in May 2022, but more availability from Monday 20th June 2022. Please get in touch to discuss dates and secure it with a non-refundable 20% deposit. Follow this link to our yachts and prices.
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 and strongly advise you to take out travel insurance to cover your cancellation outside our terms and conditions.
In the case of another national/local lockdown due to Covid-19, we will do our very best to work with you to reschedule or refund your sailing experience. Please refer to the dedicated Covid-19 page on our website.
If you are unsure about any aspect, please feel free to ask.
Keep up to date with last-minute availability and stories from our skippers and guests by following us on Facebook, Twitter 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.
Wishing you all the very best and looking forward to seeing you in 2022!