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Spring Time Sale!

The days are getting longer and warmer – why not blow away the winter cobwebs with our Spring Sail Sale! Be quick – many of these trips are almost full!

Grab a bargain today – Sail later. Lets meet the ships!

Tallulah

Photo by mylifeincornwallprints.com
lee rail on tallulah

Tallulah, is based in St Mawes in summer and the River Fal in winter. She offers a long season of coastal exploration of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly from the shallowest creeks and salt marsh to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

Tallulah’s skipper Debbie has spent 25 years finding secluded anchorages and spectacular settings in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on our previous pilot cutter ‘Eve of St Mawes’. Its fair to say she can show you parts of Cornwall that few have visited and where to immerse yourself in nature.

Tallulah’s Offers

Salty Cornish Breaks Afloat – 3 nights. TH080423 *Limited Availability!*

Embark: Saturday 08/04/23, 1500, St Mawes, Cornwall

Disembark: Tuesday 11/04/23, 10.00, St Mawes, Cornwall

This is 3 day coastal wandering under sail with no pressing agenda other than to leave the troubles of the land ashore and get some wind and salt in our hair. There are many anchorages along the Roseland and Lizard Coast, Helford River, or further afield to Mounts Bay to the west and or towards Fowey and the Devon border when the winds are good.

Voyage Highlights:
– 3 night voyage over 4 days
– Stunning pilot cutter to pose on
– Anchorages, secret coves & wooded estuaries
– Spacious and well ventilated below decks
– Heater, radiators and hot water
– 15ft rowing boat for landings or exercise
– Crew has extensive wildlife & local knowledge

Offer:

Save between £100 – £130

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Stunning Scilly Islands in May – 6 nights. TH170523

Embark: Wednesday 17/05/23, 1500, St Mawes, Cornwall

Disembark: Tuesday 23/05/23, 10.00, St Mawes, Cornwall

Sailing to the Isles of Scilly is always an adventure. Sailing around the Lizard into Mounts Bay and across a bit of ocean to the Isles of Scilly is our primary aim. If the weather is not suitable the spirit of the voyage will be passage making either west or east of Falmouth, wild anchorages, exploring ashore and learning about wildlife from skipper Debbie

Voyage Highlights:
– 6 night voyage over 7 days
– Aiming to make passage to Isles of Scilly or Mounts Bay
– Coastal passage making with a hint of open ocean
– May is peak season for seabirds breeding including puffins
– Island hopping with white sand beaches & turquoise seas
– Skipper has good marine wildlife knowledge

Offer:

Save £150

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De Tukker

De Tukker is a very well built ship with beautiful lines and fine details. She has recently undergone refit to enable to carry cargo, up to 12 guests (Trainees) and 5 professional crew. Between her Ketch rig, lee-boards and sail cargo, there is plenty to do aboard De Tukker! Her sailing schedule takes her from Norway and the North Sea, down the length of Western Europe to Portugal, with plenty in between.

De Tukker’s Offers

Sail from the Netherlands to Porto – 23 nights. DT200423A

Embark: Thursday 20/04/23, 1700, Amsterdam

Disembark: Saturday 13/05/23, 10.00, Porto, Portugal

This is De Tukker’s inaugural season under the ownership of EcoClipper, and the atmosphere on board will be electric! You’ll have 23 days on board, sailing first to Cornwall, and then Southwards across Biscay to Portugal. With engine use kept to an absolute minimum this is seamanship at its purest, as you work with the crew to get every last half-knot out of the ship. There are numerous fascinating stop-off opportunities en route, and the joy of helping to kick off the next chapter in the life of this beautiful ship. – If you want a truly holistic adventure, you can do the entire round trip from Amsterdam to Porto and back to the Netherlands! See the the next offer below (DT200423B)

Voyage Highlights:
– 24 days on board in great company.
– Be part of De Tukker’s first voyage since her major refit.
– ‘Real’ sailing, with engine use kept to an absolute minimum.
– Form part of a diverse, multi-national crew.
– Help to transport cargo using the power of the wind!

Offer:

Save €299

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Round Trip: Netherlands to Porto and back! – 67 nights. DT200423B *Limited Availability!*

Embark: Thursday 20/04/23, 1700, Amsterdam

Disembark: Saturday 26/06/23, 10.00, Scheveningen, The Netherlands

Epic adventure, sailing the whole of De Tukker’s Portuguese cargo route! You’ll have 68 days on board, sailing first to Cornwall, and then Southwards across Biscay to Portugal. On your return journey the ship will stop off at the beautiful Breton island of Noirmoutier, Saint Nazaire, sail the whole South Coast of England and travel up the Thames to London then onwards back to The Netherlands

Voyage Highlights:
– 68 days on board in great company.
– Be part of De Tukker’s first voyage since her major refit.
– ‘Real’ sailing, with engine use kept to an absolute minimum.
– Form part of a diverse, multi-national crew.
– Help to transport cargo using the power of the wind!

Offer:

Save €1,360

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Round Trip: Cornwall to Porto and back! – 39 nights. DT300423A *Limited Availability!*

Embark: Sunday 30/04/23, 1700, Penzance, Cornwall

Disembark: Saturday 08/06/23, 10.00, Penzance, Cornwall

Combine multiple legs of De Tukker’s European cargo route into one epic adventure! You’ll have 40 days on board, setting sail from Cornwall to head across the Channel and then Southwards across Biscay to Portugal. On your return journey the ship will stop off at the beautiful Breton island of Noirmoutier and Saint Nazaire, before the final leg back to Penzance to unload a cargo of delicious Portuguese produce.

Voyage Highlights:
– 40 days on board in great company.
– Be part of De Tukker’s first season since her major refit.
– ‘Real’ sailing, with engine use kept to an absolute minimum.
– Form part of a diverse, multi-national crew.
– Help to transport cargo using the power of the wind!

Offer:

Save €695

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Sail the Whole South Coast of England – 12 nights. DT080623A

Embark: Thursday 08/06/23, 1700, Penzance, Cornwall

Disembark: Tuesday 20/06/23, 10.00, London

Help transport Portuguese and Caribbean cargo from Cornwall to the Capital! You’ll have 13 days on board, sailing first to Torquay for a first cargo drop, and then further East to the Dover Strait and up the Thames to London. With engine use kept to an absolute minimum this is seamanship at its purest, as you work with the crew to get every last half-knot out of the ship.

Voyage Highlights:
– 13 days on board in great company.
– Great way to travel to London in an environmentally conscious way, having a real adventure en route!
– ‘Real’ sailing, with engine use kept to an absolute minimum.
– Form part of a diverse, multi-national crew.
– Help to transport cargo using the power of the wind!

Offer:

Save €20

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Morgenster

Sail on Morgenster
Morgenster with Classic Sailing

Morgenster (Morning Star) is a 48m tall ship, traditionally rigged as a brig, with square sails on her two masts. She has taken part in many International Tall Ships Races and is proven as a fast sailor. This sail training vessel is well known in Holland, where she is based, and is making a name for herself further afield as an adventure charter vessel. The style of sailing is laid back, but don’t under estimate the professionalism of the crew. The Netherlands has a big fleet of working sailing ships and the famous Enkhuizen Zeevaartschool (Nautical College) training future mariners in sail as well as modern ships, so the standard of volunteer and paid crew is generally high, with excellent English used as the working language.

Morgenster’s Offer

Mini Cruise from Ostend to Ramsgate and Back – 4 nights. MR010523Return

Embark: Monday 01/05/23, 1000, Ostend, Belgium

Disembark: Friday 05/05/23, 17.00, Ostend, Belgium

A 5 day round trip from Ostend to Ramsgate, with some exciting night sailing across the North Sea, and a few days to explore in Ramsgate with Morgenster acting as your (highly unique!) B&B. All meals included during the sea passages, and breakfast every morning during the Ramsgate stay, leaving you free to explore the city’s fascinating history.

Voyage Highlights:
– 5 days on board in great company.
– Fascinating night-time sailing
– Get involved with setting sails and hauling lines
– Friendly, multination, knowledgeable crew
– Low-emission sailing holiday

Offer:

Save between €130 – €140

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Provident

Sailing Holidays on Provident with Classic Sailing
Duke of Edinburgh Awards on Provident Brixham Trawler

Provident is a 1924 Brixham Trawler.  As part of the national historic fleet she is one of the most treasured vessels operating in UK waters today. Owners and crew Steve and Morag aim to share the experience of being on this amazing boat. To infuse their guests with a love of sailing and to show them some amazing and beautiful places.  

Provident’s Offers

Explore Mull and the Inner Hebrides – 7 nights. PV040523 *Limited Availability!*

Embark: Thursday 04/05/23, 1000, Oban, Scotland

Disembark: Thursday 11/05/23, 17.00, Oban, Scotland

May is usually a lovely month in Scotland, and the aim is to circumnavigate the Isle of Mull, including a visit to Tobermory. Depending on conditions there may well also be stops at some of the other islands nearby, such as the Treshnish group with their seabirds, or Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. There will be a full week to play with, but with so much to explore it won’t seem like nearly long enough!

Voyage Highlights:
– 8 days on board in great company.
-Stunning scenery
– Lovely town of Tobermory, with its distillery and colourful frontage
– Exploring ashore
– Easy travel planning, with a round trip and great transport links to Oban

Offer:

Save £126

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Sailing in the Stunning Hebrides – 8 nights. PV240523 *Limited Availability!*

Embark: Wednesday 24/05/23, 1400, Oban, Scotland

Disembark: Thursday 01/06/23, 10.00, Oban, Scotland

By the end of May the Inner Hebrides are alive with seabirds regrouping after a winter at sea. While including all the usual delights of Provident’s Hebridean cruising, this trip also focuses on bird watching. Canna for the puffins and guillemots, Rum for the manx shearwaters, Treshnish for fulmars, storm petrels and razorbills. Great skua flypasts and the chance of a sea eagle….oh, and some fantastic sailing to boot.

Voyage Highlights:
-Stunning scenery
– Lovely town of Tobermory, with its distillery and colourful frontage
– Exploring ashore
– Easy travel planning, with a round trip and great transport links to Oban

Offer:

Save £144

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Trinovante

Trinovante with Classic Sailing
Trinovante with Classic Sailing

Trinovante is a unique three masted gaff schooner built in the UK. The ship is big enough for you to feel the thrill and excitement of sailing on a Tall Ship whilst still being small enough to take you to those out of the way places most larger vessels can only dream of. The three masted gaff rig is an absolute joy to sail and the rig is easy to get to grips with. Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner this is a boat that simply invites you to get involved.

Trinovante’s Offers

Kirkwall to Whitby in Yorkshire – 8 nights. TR050823

Embark: Saturday 05/08/23, 1600, Kirkwall, Orkney

Disembark: Sunday 13/08/23, 10.00, Whitby

8 Nights and days to sail just over 320 miles so not a huge distance required per day. This means you can expect concentrated patches of sailing followed by breaks in safe harbours or anchorages anywhere between Orkney and Whitby. Explore the Orkney Islands, the Farne Islands and the East Coast of Scotland as you head south to Whitby. This is a passage making voyage with over night sailing. You will be part of the watch system on board.

Voyage Highlights:
– 9 days on board in great company.
– Bird watching
– Long sea passages
– Night Sailing
– Watch Keeping
– Learning the ropes in a friendly environment

Offer:

Save £100

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Whitby to Harwich – 6 nights. TR190823

Embark: Saturday 18/08/23, 1600, Whitby, England

Disembark: Friday 25/08/23, 10.00, Harwich, England

A picture postcard, bustling, seaside town nestled in a hollow in the landscape of the surrounding moors, Whitby is now known for the many festivals that run year-round, coastal walks, fossils, jet jewellery,  the 199 very steep steps leading to a ruined abbey that overlooks all the activity below and most importantly for the seafarer the massive stone breakwaters that protect the entrance to the harbour. Heading South down the East Coast and into the Thames Estuary. If the wind is fair the crew may go straight into a watch system and Trinovante may head for Great Yarmouth or Lowestoft.

Voyage Highlights:
– 7 days on board in great company.
– Marine History
– Proper sea passage
– Exploring the lower Thames Estuary
– Night Sailing
– Learning the ropes in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere

Offer:

Save £100

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Thames Maritime Discovery – 4 nights. TR310823

Embark: Thursday 31/08/23, 1600, Ipswich Haven Marina

Disembark: Monday 04/09/23, 10.00, London

Explore the Thames with the knowledgeable crew as your guides. The ancient Roman name for people in Eastern England just north of the Thames was the Trinovantians, hence the ships name of Trinovante. This voyage in her home waters is far more interesting than you would expect. Su and John have extensive knowledge and experience of their home waters and they can tell you about the maritime history. As you travel up the Thames you are exploring over 2000 years of seafaring history. See how commerce had moved further and further away from the heart of the city until you arrive at the Tower of London. You will not be disappointed.

Voyage Highlights:
– 5 days on board in great company.
– Maritime History
– Day sailing and stopping over night
– Exploring the Thames Estuary
– Sailing into the heart of London
– Learning the ropes in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere

Offer:

Save £100

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Tecla

Tecla has circumnavigated the globe, sailed around Cape Horn, sailed through the North West Passage of Canada, won numerous tall ships races, and is now carving her name as a great expedition ship. Tecla’s sailing programme is always bold, often in the wake of famous explorers and always with a love for wild nature. She is an original Dutch herring drifter built in 1915 to fish the North Seas under sail. Although Tecla is only 90 feet long on deck, she punches above her weight in terms of adventurous sailing programmes! Also, she is really hooked on sailing in the Arctic and Antarctic and all the exploration history associated with these Polar Regions.

Tecla’s Offer

Cross the Equator en route from Cape Town to the Azores – 46 nights. TC120424

Embark: Friday 12/04/24, 1800, Cape Town, South Africa

Disembark: Tuesday 28/05/24, 17.00, Horta, Azores

46 nights aboard, and nearly 6000 miles to cover! This voyage is brilliant for mile building and the experienced sailor as there is a long way to go and includes a real taste of both the Southern and Northern Atlantic. There is no itinerary possible for this voyage, as its main component is the ocean and the wind. You will form part of the ship’s crew for this voyage, taking part in the watchkeeping system and falling into the rhythm of life on board.

Voyage Highlights:
– 47 days on board in great company.
– Cross the Equator
– Experience the Atlantic Ocean on both sides of the Equator
– Look out for whales
– Great value mile builder
– Night sailing and watchkeeping

Offer:

Save between €940 (age 16-25 only) – €1,340

Secure your place on this voyage today

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