|Sat 19-08-2023, 18:00Falmouth, Cornwall||Fri 25-08-2023, 10:00Falmouth, Cornwall||Phoenix||6 Nights||PX190823|
Join in Falmouth the day after the 2023 Tall Ships Race sets sail (we recommend getting into town a day early to watch this spectacle!). Sail aboard the stunning brig Phoenix as she strikes out across the Channel in the wake of the fleet. The aim is to get to the beautiful Breton coast as soon as possible. With the wind in her favour Phoenix can be surprisingly nippy, so with good seamanship and a little luck she could catch up to some of the tall ship fleet.
Whether or not you catch up with the flotilla, Brittany offers gorgeous coastal sailing and plenty to explore in the August sunshine. Who knows, you may even stop off at the Isles of Scilly on the way back!
All of that, on top of the usual fantastic sailing, great food and good company!
Beginners and experienced sailors alike, keen to help squeeze every knot possible out of Phoenix as she chases down the fleet!
Those looking for a varied adventure.
Anyone who fancies trying out stunsails.
Sailors who’d love to get two Channel crossings under their belt.
|Sailing Areas||New Zealand|
|Vessel type / Rig||2 Masted Brig|
|Overall Length||34m (112ft)|
There is always the possibility of a bit of a roll in any swell, even in calm weather. The skipper will plan your days aboard to make the most of the conditions, and the movements of the other ships. Falmouth offers fantastic options for up-river exploration on any days when its a bit rough to be out at sea.
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.
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.
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 01872 58 00 22 and we can chat through your concerns and possibly find options that might suit you better.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
We now have several vessels that use Falmouth as a joining or leaving port. As every vessel is different, and we do not have our own pontoon there, all joining instructions are slightly different. Any changes will be communicated to you before your voyage start date.
This is a list of the likely joining locations, but sometimes the ship can also be at anchor. Read the vessel’s joining instructions carefully for full details.
Click on the two Blue Pins for more information on the joining locations on the map below:
Port Pendennis is the small marina behind the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and the nearest rail station is ‘Falmouth Town’ (3 mins walk). The Maritime Museum has a big tower like a lighthouse so aim for that and at the entrance, turn right and walk down the side of the museum. The gate to the marina is behind the museum building.
Custom House Quay is a stone quay enclosing a small wet dock in the Centre of Falmouth Town. It is used for some of the foot ferries to St Mawes in the peak summer. Only 5 minutes walk from Falmouth Town Station if you head towards the town centre. Situated at the Maritime Museum end of the high street and has its own short stay car park between Trago Mills Store and the Chain Locker Pub if you are driving (see long term parking below) and want to drop your bags first.
Falmouth Visitors Yacht Haven is about 100 yards beyond Custom House Quay but if walking from the rail station towards town it is best if you walk accross Custom House Quay short term car park and nip through the alley tunnel through the Chain Locker Pub. The yacht haven is a small marina only yards from Falmouth main shopping street (Arwenack St), tucked away down the bottom of Quay Street.
Falmouth Port Map and Details PDF
Please limit yourself to one soft bag or rucksack as there is limited storage space on board. No hard suitcases please!
Phoenix does not provide waterproof jacket and trousers to guest sailors, so please bring a properly waterproof jacket and trousers on all voyages. These don't have to be expensive sailing oilskins, walking and cycling waterproofs are usually adequate and much lighter to pack, so there really is no need to buy a coastal sailing jacket (unless you really want an excuse to invest in your future sailing). If you need any advice, or lack of a jacket is preventing you participating, contact Classic Sailing.
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