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Explore the Coast of Cornwall from Charlestown.

Adults £115 – children £65

Day Sail Tickets for Adults and Children 10 and over.

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£115.00

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Mon 27-06-2022, 09:00Charlestown, Cornwall Mon 27-06-2022, 15:00Charlestown, Cornwall Anny of Charlestown 0 NightsAY270622

Join your tall ship Anny in the Historic setting of Charlestown Harbour as seen in the TV drama Poldark. Enjoy your break sailing along the South Cornish Coast.
Beginners keen to try a new activity on a small and friendly tall ship with wide uncluttered decks and characterful wooden interior. No sailing experience required for this day sail or other voyages on Anny. The crew on Anny of Charlestown are happy to teach you as much sailing skills or marlinspike seamanship as you want, or be your guide to the unspoilt and rugged coastline of Cornwall.  

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VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Viewing the Cornish coast
  • Ideal gift for a friend or treat for yourself
  • Affordable for groups, up to 12 people.
  • nearby train station (St Austell) on London Penzance main line.
  • Adults £115
  • Children 10 and over £65

Anny of Charlestown

Sailing Areas Cornwall
Vessel type / Rig Topsail Schooner
Guest Berths 7
Beam 1602ft
Draft 9ft
Deck Length 63ft
Overall Length 89ft
Year Built 1930
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Voyage Description

IDEAL VOYAGE FOR…

Beginners keen to try a new activity on a small and friendly tall ship with wide uncluttered decks and characterful wooden interior. No sailing experience required for this day sail or other voyages on Anny. The crew on Anny of Charlestown are happy to teach you as much sailing skills or marlinspike seamanship as you want, or be your guide to the unspoilt and rugged coastline of Cornwall.  

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Viewing the Cornish coast
  • Ideal gift for a friend or treat for yourself
  • Affordable for groups, up to 12 people.
  • nearby train station (St Austell) on London Penzance main line.
  • Adults £115
  • Children 10 and over £65
Anny of Charlestown is based in South Cornwall for most the year
Anny of Charlestown is based in South Cornwall

FULL VOYAGE DESCRIPTION

You may recognise Charlestown Harbour from countless film and TV productions. It is still used today for filming and you can imagine the characters striding down the quay or joining a ship like Anny in UK programmes like Poldark, Taboo and the Three Musketeers. This Georgian Harbour has been kept as original as possible with cobbled wharves and a small fleet of resident tall ships clustered in the wet dock.

Whilst Anny is traditionally rigged as a topsail schooner with blocks and tackles, square sails and gaff sails, you can learn sailing skills and seamanship that are useful and relevant to all types of sailing vessel from yachts to tall ships. 

If you are simply looking for a few a day to escape to sea then this really is a unique way to explore Cornwall and its coast and rivers from the sea. If you love secret Cornwall – the places that most the tourists don’t get to see – then exploring by sailing boat is ideal for you.

Eating on deck in the sunset - on passage
Eating on deck in the sunset – on passage

Join by Ships Boat

Anny is likely to be at anchor for most short trips, rather than inside the lock basin. This gives her the versatility to set off as soon as everyone has been introduced to the ship and safety briefings – whatever the state of tide. Guest crew and baggage will be taken out to the ship by boat, so you can admire your ships design lines as you approach. Anny is the flagship of Charlestown and owned by the harbour, so if you want to drop off your bags early or have a query, the Harbour office can help.

Once aboard, enjoy rereshments on deck whilst the crew give you a safety briefing and introduce to to the concept of helping sail a schooner from day 1.

In the event of bad weather in the wide Bay off Charlestown, the more sheltered Fowey Harbour is a short car ride away, and you will be informed of the arrangements in advance, or given a lift on the day.

The Harbour Entrance at Charlestown is quite an art to enter
The Harbour Entrance at Charlestown is quite an art to enter

Where will we go on a day sail?

The skipper is a local and knows how to get the best out of the different wind directions and how the coastline of bays, headlands and drowned river valleys can be used to create the most enjoyable sailing for your day onboard.

Wildlife at Sea & Ashore

The Gulf Stream provides unexpected sightings of turtles, sunfish and more regular visits by dolphins (common, bottlenose and risso’s dolphin), porpoises, whales and giant basking sharks. 

Anny of Charlestown - come sail her in Cornwall or Devon - short breaks
Anny of Charlestown – come sail her in Cornwall or Devon – short breaks

WINDS, WAVES & WEATHER

The beauty of coastal wandering in local waters is the skipper can find the best sailing angles for the most enjoyable sailing. Mevagissey and St Austell Bay can offer sheltered waters. In fine weather you can head as far offshore as you want for more wind, ocean swell and a good blast.  

HANDS ON HOLIDAYS

Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, the professional crew will train you to be guest crew from the moment you arrive, with the intention that everybody works together to sail the ship. The common thread to all Classic Sailing holidays is ‘Hands on’ participation on ships that use ropes, blocks and tackles and ‘people power’ to set sail.

SAILING STYLE & LIFE ON BOARD

We cater for a wide range of ages and physical abilities and how much you are expected to do varies a bit between vessels. See the vessel tab above which explains all about the ‘sailing style’ and what to expect in terms of hands on participation. There is a lot of information about day to day life, the ships facilities and accommodation on the vessel pages.

Anny of Charlestown - There are two bunks in the saloon - first to breakfast?
There are two bunks in the saloon – first to breakfast?

AGILITY & FITNESS

Every customer sailing with us will need to fill in basic medical questions on their booking application. If you are not sure if your current level of fitness and agility are up to a voyage, then please ring the Classic Sailing Office on 01326 53 1234 and we can chat through your concerns and possibly find options that might suit you better.

Start & End Port

Charlestown, Cornwall

This historic private harbour is the home port of Anny and Mascotte, but there are often several tall ships in the dock and you never quite know what you will find.

Charlestown Harbour is set on the rugged South Cornish Coast. The last open 18th Century Georgian harbour in the UK, Charlestown is proud to be a UNESCO world heritage site, with a unique history and geography. Charlestown is still a vibrant working port, with classic sailing vessels, beautiful beaches and great places to eat and drink.

Charlestown Harbour has also made a name for itself in the film and TV industries, featuring in Poldark, Taboo, Hornblower and many other productions.

A natural amphitheatre and great setting for your friends or relatives to come and wave goodbye from. Charlestown is tidal, so access both in and out is determined by high tide times. We will advise you nearer to departure of the exact joining times.

Kit List

Included

  • Sailing Instruction
  • Safety Equipment (Life jackets and harnesses)
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day

What is not included

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers.
  • Alcoholic beverages

Review

Anny is a new Charter boat owned by Charlestown Harbour. 2020 will be her first season in Cornwall, offering residential sailing holidays, so we don't have any feedback yet from her sailing guests.

Anny has been in the dock in Charlestown since 2019, but the lovely living space aboard Anny has not been unoccupied.  She has been offering Air B&B and tourists and travellers have been taking advantage of the unique setting in Poldark's famous port.

 

Here are a few Air B&B reviews for Anny this winter.

 

Alex 2019:

Anny is an absolutely stunning boat, and the crew could not have done more to make our stay magical and relaxing.

 

Neil 2019:

We had such a great weekend on Anny. She is a beautiful boat and the photos don't do her justice. She is well kitted out with a very comfortable galley area and the beds are all very comfy and cosy.

 

Laura 2019:

Beautiful clean boat, duvets and bedding amazing. Great hospitality! Would totally recommend this lovely boat.

 

Raymond 2020:

The ship is a beautiful unique way to spend your nights. Great facilities, stunning interior and the harbour is kept perfectly smooth from the sea barrier. Steeped in history Charlestown is a fascinating place to spend a few days! I would definitely recommend anyone and everyone to book here and give it a go. You won’t regret it!

Vessel Gallery

Anny of Charlestown is a beautiful topsail schooner operating on the Coast of Cornwall for the first time, after years as a charter vessel in Europe and the Caribbean (as Fiddlers Green). She was built in Denmark in 1930 and her massive oak timbers create that homely and solid feel that only wooden sailing vessels can provide. We think she will turn many heads along the headlands, beaches and historic ports of Cornwall as well as further afield. A great mix of gaff sails and square sails on this pocket tall ship that only sleeps 8 guest crew.

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