Summer is a time to look forward to and 2021 is no exception.
We have put together a selection of 6 great short breaks that all have covid-19 financial security and health and safety procedures so you can book with confidence. Terms and Conditions vary from vessel to vessel.
Pilgrim PM020621 Devon short break.
This mini sailing break is all about sailing, eating a delicious supper, sleeping on board, having breakfast in the morning followed by more sailing on a beautiful red sailed Brixham Trawler. There is no need for experience, a fellow partner or friend as these trips are ideal for the solo sailor with or without experience.
Anny of Charlestown AY030620 Cornwall Short Break
Fancy a 3 day break on a wooden schooner, with square sails too? Imagine steering 89ft Anny with canvas sails against a blue sky, or a seascape more dramatic. Sailing in Cornwall in May is refreshing and good for the soul. The seabirds are breeding and the sea is warming up and full of life. Coastal woods are full of bluebells and wild garlic and you can taste the salt in the unpolluted air. The historic Charlestown Harbour is in the middle of a rugged coastline with Fowey to the East and Falmouth and Helford to the West and tiny anchorages in between that few tourists have heard of.
Eye of the Wind EYE21/21 260621 Scandinavian Short Break in the Baltic, Germany and Denmark
If you have always dreamed of sailing a windjammer but are not yet a sailor then this 4 day voyage has the advantage of being in the Baltic where your sailing ground is encircled by land and this means relatively flat seas. A great place to find your sea legs whilst getting to grips with buntlines, clewlines and yard braces. Eye of the Wind has a big professional crew too so you will be well looked after.
Mascotte MT21/08 MT170621 Cornwall
Where you go depends on the wind but you might be at anchor in a bustling historic port like Fowey or anchored off a cove that the tourists ashore cannot reach. This is a good taster voyage to check out Mascotte for future adventures and affordable enough to buy as a gift or coax a friend into sailing.
Maybe MA260621 Oban Oban
Join tall ship Maybe as she sails from the Gateway the Highlands, Oban, amongst the Inner Hebrides. Places and islands that are famous around the world, the islands of Mull, Coll and Tiree, Iona and the Treshnish Archipelago for a spot of puffin watching!
Oosterschelde OS270621 Frisian Islands
Experience the Kiel Canal and its amazing bridges and highly varied shipping before heading out into the North Sea. Stretching the whole German coast and into Holland is the ever changing waters and around the Frisian Islands. These islands boast a lot sea birds and mammals, tiny historic harbours and ever changing navigation channels.
An excellent taster for beginners or experienced sailors alike. Come and experience a short tall ship taster with day coastal hops and perhaps some night sailing along the coast of Europe between Germany and the Netherlands. This 131ft tall ship offers a powerful sailing experience and comfortable living spaces below decks. Oosterschelde has three big gaff sails which are all involving to gybe or tack, as well as square sails.