Channel Island Adventure

Saturday, 27th May 2017
Cowes Yacht haven

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Just off the French coast of Normandy lies the Channel Islands archipelago, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. Join us as we spend some quality time exploring the archipelagos, from the hustling Crown Dependencies of Jersey and Guernsey to the quieter more secluded islands of Alderney, Sark and Herm

Jersey Flag  JerseyJersey

The largest of the Channel Islands and self-governing Crown Dependency Jersey, lies between France and England. Jersey mixes both British and French cultures and is renowned for its beautiful beaches, towering cliff faces and its numerous tourist attractions. The best known of these are the Jersey War Tunnels complex, called Hohlgangsanlage 8, a partially completed hospital complex in St Lawrence with its hidden complex of tunnels which ran for over a kilometre underground and now house a collection detailing 5 years of German occupation. The Island is renowned for possessing some fabulous seafood restaurants and is home to many numerous attractions including the Nigel Mansell museum.

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Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands and is blessed with sandy bays and majestic cliffs and the captivating capital St Peter Port. The island was once home to arguably one of the greatest French poets, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic Movement Victor Marie Hugo, his former residence Hauteville House is a major visitor attraction on the Island as is Castle Cornet which has stood guard over the harbour for 800 years. For food lovers Guernsey has a wide selection of places to eat from beach cafés to upmarket restaurants some of which appear in the Michelin guide.

Alderney Flag  AlderneyAlderney

The most northerly island on the archipelago, Alderney covers an area of 3 square miles, making it the third largest of the Channel Islands and the closet to both the United Kingdom and France and is separated from Cap de la Hague, Normandy by the dangerous Alderney Race a treacherous stretch of water. The capital and main town of Alderney is Saint Anne.

Sark Flag  Herm & SarkSark

Situated 3 miles off the coast of Guernsey and measuring just a mile and a half long and half a mile wide is the Island of Hern one of the smaller islands on the archipelago. The perfect place to relax and unwind, with its natural unspoilt beauty, unspoilt by cars it is the place to unwind.

The Island of Sark is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey which dates back to 933 and is a royal fief with its own set of laws based on Norman law and its own parliament. Sark consists of two main parts, Greater Sark and Little Sark to the south. They are connected by a narrow 300 feet long isthmus called La Coupée with sea on both sides and 300 feet drops on both sides.

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  • Day 1 – Join ship in Cowes. Arrive on board 18:00. Welcome reception, introductions and itinerary discussion. Dinner served at 20:00
  • Day 2 – Breakfast followed by safety briefing and then it’s time to depart for the sail to Alderney (88nm) anchoring off shore
  • Day 3 – After breakfast we sail to Guernsey (22nm) we will decide on arrival if we are anchoring in a bay or in St Peter Port
  • Day 4 – After breakfast we depart Guernsey and travel the short distance to Herm anchoring in a little bay before taking the rib ashore. Spend tonight at anchor, dining and relaxing on board
  • Day 5 – Leaving Herm we take the short sail over to Sark after sailing around the island we will decide on the best place to anchor
  • Day 6 – Weigh anchor and sail to Jersey, on arrival we will decide on our options for either at anchor or mooring in St Helier Marina
  • Day 7 – Return to Cowes and our final port of call

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.

  • ImageSail Around the Channel Islands 
  • ImageVisit Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark and Herm
  • ImageLearn costal navigation
  • ImageLearn coastal meteorology
  • ImageGain new qualifications
  • ImageMeet new people
  • Image72ft Cat 0 yacht 
  • ImageLearn to crew a large ocean going yacht 

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Starts: Saturday, May 27th 2017

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: May 28th 2017


Cowes Yacht haven
Vectis Yard
High St,

PO31 7BD
United Kingdom

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