|Tue 11-07-2023, 16:00Lerwick, Shetland||Tue 18-07-2023, 10:00Lerwick, Shetland||Trinovante||7 Nights||TR110723|
The best way to see Shetland is by sail and it has to be one of the best island adventures you can think of this summer.
With 7 days to play with, the Skipper and Crew will plan the itinerary to make the most of the conditions, and with the long summer days you’ll have plenty of daylight for exploring. This trip will be a lovely balance of shoreside adventures and some of the best island-hopping sailing the UK has to offer.
Lerwick is the main town in Shetland with a population of 7000. It’s a famous old herring port and used to be filled with herring drifters and fishing vessels of all sorts. Sites like Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlements are a must see. Unst with Hermaness Nature Reserve has a fantastic variety of wildlife (if you’re lucky you might spot an otter!).
Shetland has wildlife in wild open places, pristine beaches, high cliffs, sheltered bays and a rich tapestry of 4000 years of history. Plenty to keep you busy and interested during your 7 nights aboard!
The flexibility of a round trip is that the Skipper and crew can plan the best route to make the most of the weather at the time. This trip is designed to give a really good balance between fantastic sailing and plenty of time exploring ashore: you should have two full days on the islands, getting a real feel for the remote communities.
You’ll also enjoy remote anchorages and fantastic sailing, as well as a night or two in the lively hub of Lerwick itself.
Foul Weather Waterproofs
Very warm insulated water-proof flotation suits suitable for colder conditions. These will keep you toasty warm on Offshore Night Watches and sailing in Norway
Fantastic scenery Shetland and Orkney Fair Isle Westray good weather and fair winds. Instructions very clear safety in mind at all times. Food cooked by Sue was wonderful we had crab and fresh fish as a treat. Crew were also very friendly and helpful. Would love another voyage !
I have spent most of my sailing time in modern yachts of various sizes but having the helm of a 3 masted schooner under full sail is an experience like no other.
Thanks for a truly memorable weekend! The sailing experience and tuition were first class: I enjoyed the companionship very much: all that under the leadership of two people talented and thoroughly pleasant in equal measure. It was a privilege. Thank you again. And the megastar was Trinovante – what a ship!
“Food, laughter and space were all in generous supply,
as were the opportunities to learn as much or as little as you chose.
Thanks Su and John the tapestry of life is richer for having sailed with you.”
We have loved it all from being at the helm, hoisting sail, fixing fenders and weighing the anchor.
Just a note of thanks for the fabulous time I had aboard Trinovante across the North Sea. I think it mended something in me I hadn’t realised was broken. Of course the reason it’s so good is the way you make us incompetent crew able to share a part of your life.
The scenery was stunning. We moored or anchored in a series of small harbours and bays keeping our eyes open for wildlife. Sharing a beer on deck as the sun slowly sank over the silent scene will be an enduring memory.
Stuart & Sara
What a great time I had with you and my fellow crew members last weekend.
I really enjoyed being part of a small and friendly group and being hands-on with the sailing manoeuvres.
Thanks for a fantastic week..
It is the skill of a successful host to take a gang of disparate (desperate?) folk and turn them into a group of friends – Well done!
We are thoroughly bitten by the bug and would like to have another go next year
Chris & Alastair
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