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Fri 05-07-2024, 15:00Newlyn, Cornwall Mon 08-07-2024, 10:00Newlyn, Cornwall Tallulah 3 NightsTH050724

You can learn to draw boats

If you have always wanted to paint or sketch boats then this is the perfect art course. Join Classic Boat illustrator and art teacher Claudia Myatt aboard pilot cutter Tallulah.

The skipper Debbie Purser is a keen artist and has run art themed voyages with Claudia before. We think we have found the perfect gathering of traditional boats for you to sketch, amongst the backdrop of one of the most scenic Cornish ports. Mousehole Sea Salt and Sail gathering brings small boats, luggers and gaffers into its tiny granite walled port, and we have the iconic Mount Bay as a sailing ground during the day.

Claudia has sketched and painted all round the work on sailing boats from Antarctica to Easter Island. She lives on a boat on the East Coast and has run many art courses including many beginners workshops entitled ‘drawing for the terrified.’ She illustrates for RYA publications, Classic Boat Magazine and makes and sells her own merchandise and books. Claudia is also a musician with a good repertoire of shanties and singalong revelry.

There will be a maximum of 5 guests with Skipper and Claudia running the art programme. Solo travellers welcome, but we also have a lovely double bed cabin for couples.

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Ideal voyage for:

Keen artists wanting tips on drawing moving boats, sea and nautical scenes. Anyone who wants to feel more confident picking up a pencil or brush and just having a go at sketching some incredible boats.

Tallulah is more than a wide decked platform to sketch from. She is a livey wooden beauty that is dying to show off her own beautiful design lines and cream sails. You will be helping set sail, and we go ashore by rowing boat, so you will start to feel distinctly salty and sailor like.

Highlights:

  • 3 night voyage over 4 days
  • Art teacher Claudia and female skipper
  • intimate festival setting in Mousehole
  • Starts & finishes in Newlyn, famous for artists
  • 15ft rowing boat – try rowing or sculling
  • Coastal scenery like Lamorna Cove and West Penwith cliffs
  • Sail in the famous Mounts Bay
  • stunning pilot cutter to pose on.

Tallulah

Vessel type / Rig gaff cutter
Guest Berths 6
Beam 13.5ft
Draft 7ft 5
Deck Length 44ft
Overall Length 59ft
Tonnage 22 tons
Year Built 2008
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Voyage Description

JUST HAVE A GO

FULL VOYAGE DESCRIPTION

Mousehole Sea Salt and Sail gathering brings small boats, luggers and gaffers into its tiny granite walled port, and we have the iconic Mount Bay as a sailing ground during the day.

Claudia has sketched and painted all round the work on sailing boats from Antarctica to Easter Island. She lives on a boat on the East Coast and has run many art courses including ‘drawing for the terrified.’ She illustrates for RYA publications, Classic Boat Magazine and makes and sells her own merchandise and books. Claudia is also a musician with a good repertoire of shanties and singalong revelry.

If you are more of a budding artist than a sailor then the 3 days starts and finishes in Newlyn, and if the weather is fine we will anchor overnight off the tiny port of Mousehole, which dries out to golden sand at low water. If the wind is strong then we can sail in Mounts Bay amongst the visiting boats and return to the shelter of Newlyn fishing harbour in the evening. Either way the festivities are nearby and there is always something to sketch in these busy, but so different working harbours.

If you are a super keen sailor who also wants to sketch and paint, then you could do this voyage and the preceding voyage TH020724 which involves a coastal sail from St Mawes, around the Lizard to Newlyn. £100 off for anyone booking both trips. With fast tides and a big headland to sail around this is sometimes quite challenging but great for wildlife spotting.

After Mousehole Tallulah will be sailing to France for Brest Festival of the Sea 2024 and Douarnenez Wooden Boat festival Temp Fetes 2024. Many traditional boats will come via Mounts Bay so you may find some bigger vessels joining us in the bay.

There will be a maximum of 5 guests with Skipper and Claudia running the art programme. Solo travellers welcome, but we also have a lovely double bed cabin for couples.

 



 

 

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bound for the Isles of Scilly on pilot cutter Tallulah

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.

Learning THE ROPES

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.

Sailing on Tallulah always makes a spectacle

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 and we can chat through your concerns and possibly find options that might suit you better. 

Start & End Port

Newlyn, Cornwall

The address for the Strand in Newlyn is; Strand, Newlyn, TR18 5HW. Take a note of the ship’s phone number sent in your confirmation in case you cannot see your vessel.

Newlyn Port Details PDF

Kit List

What to pack for a sailing holiday on Tallulah

Included

  • Sailing Instruction
  • Safety Equipment (Life jackets and harnesses)
  • All meals on board & refreshments throughout the day
  • Bed linen, duvet, pillows
  • Wooden rowing boat activities
  • 2 x Stand Up Paddleboards & buoyancy jackets (on summer voyages)

What is not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Towels
  • Wellie boots
  • Waterproof jackets & trousers 

What to Bring

Please limit yourself to one soft bag or rucksack as there is limited storage space on board. No suitcases please!

Tallulah does not have waterproof jacket and trousers yet, so please bring a properly waterproof jacket and trousers on all voyages.

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, please ring us on 01326 53 1234

  • warm, windproof jacket for days when you don't want to wear a waterproof jacket
  • Hats for sun and cold weather.
  • At least two sets of warm clothes - layers e.g. tracksuit bottoms, shirts, fleece jacket, wool jumpers, thick socks, and neck scarf. It can get cold at sea even in mid summer.
  • Swim suit, towel, and suntan lotion.
  • we have space if you want to bring a wetsuit for wild swimming or SUP adventures
  • Flat shoes with a good grip e.g. trainers or sailing deck shoes.
  • Sailing boots or wellies as the sea can come over deck if rough*.
  • (An alternative to boots in summer is to bring another pair of flat shoes with a good grip in case the first pair get wet).
  • All terrain type sandals are great for dinghy trips ashore – but you do need shoes which protect your toes for sailing.
  • Scillies trips – Walking boots are useful and can be these can be worn on deck too
  • A small rucksack is useful for going ashore
  • Camera, binoculars, sketchbook, a relaxing read.
  • Passport for European or Ireland Voyages, Reciprocal Free Health Care card in Europe.
  • Please bring a passport on French trips
  • Any medication, spare spectacles. Seasick tablets - check with your Doctor, which brand if you suffer asthma or are on medication.
  • RYA Cruising Logbook or similar if you want to log your sailing experience e.g. sea miles, night hours
  • Musical instruments are always welcome.

Alcohol

Tallulah does not always have wine bottles for sale on board so you are welcome to bring modest quantities of alcohol, (unless it is an alcohol free voyage) e.g. to drink with evening meals, but drinking whilst sailing is not allowed.

A Note on Covid 19

While Tallulah's guests do not need to prove Covid Vaccination status at this time, it is expected that if a guest feels unwell prior to joining the ship they should always use common sense and test when appropriate to decide whether they should join the voyage, for their own safety and the safety of others onboard. It is a requirement that guests on residential voyages take out appropriate Travel Insurance and care should be taken to ensure insurance includes cover for such a case. Likewise, should members of Tallulah's professional crew including the skipper feel unwell prior to a voyage, they will always use common sense & test when appropriate.

 

A welcome in oak

Vessel Gallery

Photos and images of the striking 44ft pilot cutter Tallulah, offering charter voyages for individuals, couples and groups from 2022.  Based in St Mawes, Cornwall. No experience is necessary and a local skipper as your guide.

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