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Why Short Breaks Beat Day Sails

Why Short Breaks Beat Day Sails 

“Resist the temptation to buy a day sail.”

Yes we do sell some great day sails and they vary from a day out on pilot cutter Agnes with a maximum of 10 guest crew up to a tall ship day sail on something like 150ft barqueTenacious with up to 40 people on board.  If a day sail is a gift your family or friends will have a unique day out, but if you want to get truely hooked then you are going to have to ‘bite the bullet’ and sleep on a bed that may rock……swing round with the tide and other pleasantly strange sensations.

Overnight Voyages – Cut Your Ties with The Land

Classic Sailing always offer a good range of 3 day tasters and themed voyages but we think 2014 has one of the best selections of short sailing breaks ever. Here is why you should treat yourself to one.

There is something special about sleeping on board a boat. You have made that crossover from day tripper to sailor. The link with the land had been cut. Our vessels generally set off to an anchorage or mooring for a first night. There is no going back. No room for doubts. Your shipmates are set and your fellow adventurers are all determined to have a good time. The skipper is sizing you all up to gauge how much activity you can handle and what type of experiences will light your fire….

The first evening we have all pulled some ropes together, relaxed with a supper that wouldn’t look out of place in a gastro pub and now everyone is a bit giggly sharing the ‘same bedroom.’ Overnight you may hear owls hooting in the woods nearby or more nautical sounding creaks and the quiet chuckle of the tide down the side of the hull.

During the first full day everyone gets a chance to try everything with people on hand to help you do anything new to you.  There’s no overcrowding or being overlooked, you get the full treatment not available on a day sail. By the voyage end you will have had a good introduction to traditional sailing and your confidence will have grown dramatically.

You can use a 3 day voyage as a taster for bigger ambitions but there is a danger that after talking to our much travelled skippers you might come back with an even bigger dream. 

Many of the voyagers are not new to sailing; they are simply re-charging their batteries and slipping into a simpler life, dictated by the wind, tides and getting the best out what nature offers us.

 

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