Around Britain Adventure 2018

Sunday, 1st April 2018 at 9:00am
Cowes Yacht haven

Ticket Quantity
Around Britain Leg 1 1st April 2018
£1,299.00
Around Britain Leg 2 10th April 2018
£1,299.00
Around Britain Leg 3 21st April 2018
£1,299.00
Around Britain Circumnavigation 30th March 2018
£3,397.00

Prices in GBP - UK Pound Sterling



SAILING AROUND BRITAIN Difficulty rating Difficulty rating Difficulty rating

MARCH / APRIL 2018 

A once in a lifetime opportunity to sail around the British Isles on a 70ft ketch this will allow you to explore many parts of the UK that you might otherwise never see. Did you know Scotland is surrounded by more than 600 islands and the best way to discover them is on the water? Britain's is blessed with historic castles, cities both old and modern, rolling countryside making it a great land to explore. We will be sailing into busy ports as well as spending nights in remote bays; this really will be a trip of a lifetime.

RYA Training on board, If you have any areas that you wish to improve on you can talk to us and we will Tailor your role onboard to suit where you are with your training.

England Flag  Cowes, Isle of WightCowes, Isle of Wight

We will start and finish in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, there’s nowhere better than Cowes for sailing. This is the home of Cowes Week, the oldest and biggest sailing regatta in the world. Cowes is a vibrant, exciting place at any time, with sporting and cultural events throughout the year. It’s a sophisticated resort you won’t want to miss. The town stretches across the mouth of the River Medina estuary.

England flag  Ramsgate Ramsgate

Ramsgate has been a popular seaside resort since the 19th Century with a rich maritime heritage. Today it mixes this strong maritime tradition with fine architecture, its unique and stunning Royal Harbour, blossoming arts scene, traditional market, harbour side café culture, intimate cafés, friendly pubs and a lively night life.

England Flag   ScarboroughScarborough

Located on Yorkshire’s North Sea coast, Scarborough has been described as the quintessential British seaside resort and has been attracting holiday makers for over 400 years’. Set amidst stunning countryside, overlooked by Scarborough castle and overlooking sweeping bays complete with harbour, and marina.

England Flag  AmbleAmble

Amble is a town, civil parish and seaport on the North Sea coast of Northumberland, England. It lies at the mouth of the River Coquet, and the nearby Coquet Island is visible from its beaches and harbour.

Scottish Flag   EdinburghEdinburgh

Edinburgh is Scotland's compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.

Scottish Flag  McDuff McDuff

Macduff is a town in the Banff and Buchan area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is situated on Banff Bay and faces the town of Banff across the estuary of the River Deveron.

Scottish Flag  InvernessInverness

Inverness is a city on Scotland’s northeast coast, where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth. It's the largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. Its Old Town features 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, the mostly 18th-century Old High Church and an indoor Victorian Market selling food, clothing and crafts. The contemporary Inverness Museum and Art Gallery traces local and Highland history.

Scottish Flag  Fort WilliamFort William

Fort William is a town in the western Scottish Highlands, on the shores of Loch Linnhe. It’s known as a gateway to Ben Nevis, the U.K.’s highest peak, and Glen Nevis valley, home to Steall Falls. The nearby Nevis Range Mountain Resort has ski runs and forest trails. In the town centre, the West Highland Museum focused on regional life and history. To the northeast, Ben Nevis Distillery explores whisky production.

Scotish Flag  The West Coast and ObanOban

The Isles of Argyll are romantic, beautiful, inspirational and incredibly popular with visitors returning each year, some as a heartfelt pilgrimage. These Isles are truly unique and present some stunning scenery and interesting attractions such as the Iona Abbey, Ben More and of course any of the six distilleries on Islay famous for unique whisky flavour exported around the world, when we are in Port Ellen.

NI Flag  BelfastBelfast

The capital of Northern Ireland and Birthplace of RMS Titanic, the city of Belfast is situated at the mouth of the River Lagan and surrounded by mountains. With a rich heritage the city has in recent years become a thriving centre for culture and for the arts. Visit the Titanic quarter and waterfront with its maritime historic landmarks and Titanic Belfast visitor attraction or alternatively visit the cities many art galleries and museums or simply enjoy many cafés and bars.

Eire Flag  DublinDublin

Explore the vibrant, cosmopolitan, diverse and multicultural capital of Southern Ireland. Dublin is a great city with many historic and interesting buildings including Dublin Castle and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Other attractions include St Stephen’s Green and the huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. Alternatively visit the numerous museums and art galleries or simply explore this fascinating city on foot.

England Flag  FalmouthFalmouth

Blessed with stunning sandy beaches that stretch for miles along the gorgeous Cornish coastline, Falmouth – located at the southern end of the Fal Estuary, arguably the U.K.'s most picturesque network of creeks & rivers – is a fine example of just how beautiful Britain really is and is the perfect place to lay back and soak up the summer sunshine, enjoy a relaxing stroll or try your hand at scuba diving and snorkelling.

England Flag  Weymouth & Portland Weymouth and Portland

Weymouth and Portland is a local government district and borough in Dorset, England. It consists of the resort of Weymouth and the Isle of Portland, and includes the areas of Wyke Regis, Preston, and Melcombe.Example Itinerary

  • Example Itinerary
    • Leg 1 Cowes to Edinburgh
    • Day 1 – Arrive on board 18:00. Welcome aboard and get settled in, introductions and itinerary discussion. Dinner served at 20:00
    • Day 2 – 3 We will be spending today learning about the yacht as we sail towards Ramsgate
    • Day 4 – Arriving in Ramsgate with some time ashore
    • Day 5 – Breakfast followed by safety briefing. We will be crossing the Thames Estuary and sailing offshore along the North Sea towards Lowestoft
    • Day 6 – Departing Lowestoft on the tide making our way towards Scarborough
    • Day 7 – Time in Scarborough, before working the tides and weather we depart Scarborough on the tide and sail towards Amble on the Northumberland coast
    • Day 8 – Continue our offshore sail up the North Sea coast. This will give crew and watch leaders the chance to put the first part of training into practice, as we plan our overnight watches...
    • Day 9 – We will be arriving in Edinburgh for a well-deserved beer or glass of wine and a nice Scottish meal ashore
    • Day 10 – We will have our farewell meal
    • Day 11 – A day to explore Edinburgh and you are welcome to spend another night on board
    • Day 12 – After a hearty breakfast you will be departing with a head full of memories and a bunch of new friends

    • Leg 2 Edinburgh to Belfast
    • Day 1 – Arrive on board 18:00. Welcome reception, introductions and itinerary discussion. Dinner served at 20:00
    • Day 2 – Departing Edinburgh, we set sail past Aberdeen looking at the chart for a an overnight stop at McDuff
    • Day 3 – Departing McDuff we work the tides and set sail for the Orkneys. We will be spending the night in Inverness
    • Day 4 – Sailing through Loch Ness as we transit the canal
    • Day 5 – Transiting the canal we will have time to explore some of the local pubs
    • Day 6 – Sailing towards Fort William looking for a nice bay to explore and some whiskey to sample
    • Day 7 – Today we will be sailing through the breath-taking sound of Mull towards Oban
    • Day 8 – Exploring some of the Western Isles, some of the prettiest places you can imagine aiming to be tied up in Port Ellen
    • Day 9 – We will have time to explore port Ellen, Islay 
    • Day 10 – Today we will depart for Belfast with time to explore the city
    • Day 11 – Today you will have time to explore Belfast
    • Day 12 - After a hearty breakfast you will be departing with a head full of memories and a bunch of new friends

    • Leg 3 Belfast to Cowes
    • Day 1 – Arrive on board 18:00. Welcome reception, introductions and itinerary discussion. Dinner served at 20:00
    • Day 2 – After our safety briefing we will set sail for Dublin
    • Day 3 – A day to explore Dublin
    • Day 4 – 5 - We will continue our sail down the Irish Sea past Arklow towards Kilmore Quay
    • Day 6 Today we will be setting off across the Irish Sea, continuing our watch system at sea and learning navigation as we head towards Falmouth
    • Day 7 – Leaving Falmouth we sail to Torbay
    • Day 8 – After breakfast we will set sail for Portland
    • Day 9 – Sailing along the south coast to Cowes
    • Day 10 – Working the tides we will sail along the coast to The Needles and on to Cowes for a celebration dinner
    • Day 11 – After a hearty breakfast you will be departing with a head full of memories and a bunch of new friends

    Important Please Read

    Spending a month on-board a yacht in a relatively confined space with unfamiliar crew is a challenge and should not be undertaken lightly. Please consider this before deciding to join us on our Round Britain voyage. Whilst undertaking the passage around Britain everybody on board will be fully expected to take a full and active role in the running of the vessel including sail hoists, helping with preparing food, cleaning the yacht, as well as helping to come alongside and secure the yacht. If getting hands on is not your thing then this adventure is probably not for you. This trip will also involve some overnight sails where watch systems will be set out for the crew and everyone will be expected to take part.

    Your safety is our highest priority so we insist that whilst on deck life jackets are worn at all times.

    We may decide to change our ports and departure times at short notice when weather dictates.

    We take your safety and that of the vessel extremely seriously and as such we reserve the right to alter or amend itineraries in the case of bad weather, tide or Foreign Office/Maritime Agencies advice.



CONNECTING TRAVEL AND FLIGHTS

Arrival

Cowes, Isle of Wight

Southampton International Airport

Direct trains to Southampton

Red Jet Ferry

Departure

Cowes, Isle of Wight

Southampton International Airport

Direct trains to Southampton

Red Jet Ferry

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS 
  • ImageSail around Britain
  • ImageCross the Irish Sea
  • ImageExplore The Isles Of Scotland
  • ImageLearn coastal navigation 
  • ImageLearn coastal meteorology
  • ImageGain new qualifications
  • ImageMeet new people
  • Image70ft Cat 0 yacht 
  • ImageLearn to crew a large ocean going yacht

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When

Starts: Sunday, April 1st 2018 at 9:00am

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: March 31st 2018

Where

Cowes Yacht haven
Vectis Yard
High St,

Cowes
PO31 7BD
United Kingdom
 

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CONNECTING TRAVEL AND FLIGHTS

Arrival

Cowes, Isle of Wight

Southampton International Airport

Direct trains to Southampton

RedJet Ferry 



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