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Our Pledge to Plastic Free Plymouth

By Core Info

Devon Sailing Experiences are pleased to announce that we have signed a pledge with Plastic Free Plymouth (Surfers Against Sewage) to reduce our use of single-use plastics (SUPs) from March 2020.

Following popular workshops attended by many businesses including representatives of Devon Sailing Experiences, Plastic Free Plymouth, Plymouth on the Water and the University of Plymouth, Jackie Young is one of many people who have inspired us to audit our current use of SUPs and make some changes to how we run our small business.

So what is this pledge?

The pledge states: “We’re creating a plastic-free community network to free where we live from single-use. Together we’re tackling avoidable, throwaway plastic from beaches, rivers and green spaces all the way back to the brands and businesses who create it. Wherever you live, whether you’re onshore or inland, urban or rural, high-tide or high-rise, we’re uniting communities in the fight against single-use plastics. It’s not about removing all plastic from our lives. It’s about kicking our addiction to avoidable single-use plastic and changing the system that produces it.”

So, starting 1st March 2020, we have pledged to:

  1. Work to remove at least 3 single-use plastic items from our day to day activities.
  2. Commit to include our stance on single-use plastic in communications.
  3. Raise awareness and support plastic-free initiatives in the community.

We will keep you updated with our progress…watch this space!

For Bespoke Yacht Charter, Plymouth is the place to be

By Core Info


This is not your typical bespoke yacht charter, Plymouth. Just look at these chaps slaving away over their charts as they undertake Yachtmaster preparations! With a DSE bespoke yacht charter, Plymouth offers excellent sailing grounds for them to hone their skills.

As part of their course, they will be expected to pick up mooring buoys under sail – the Tamar makes an ideal spot to develop this skill ( Close-quarter sailing can be effectively developed in the Plymouth Sound – it is buzzing with boats of all types all year round, so it also makes it an ideal location to develop night navigation. With a DSE yacht charter, Plymouth offers a number of local marinas for crew to improve their marina handling skills. See or or to name just a few. Throughout their training, these students will also be expected to demonstrate how they keep their yacht and their crew safe at all times.

You will be pleased to know that it isn’t all work, work, work! With a comfortable, heated yacht to relax on after an active day on the water, the students are able to unwind – perhaps watch a DVD (there are TVs and a selection of DVDs on board our yachts) or visit one of the local pubs.

To find out how Devon Sailing Experiences can arrange your bespoke yacht charter from Plymouth, contact us on 01752 424 514 or email