Life on Board Escape

Escape is a small but beautiful classic yacht that is perfect for a family holiday or a group of friends after something a little different.

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This beautiful, wood-hulled classic yacht provides her guests with an exclusive experience sailing around the South Devon and Cornish coastline. Often sailing out of her home port of Dartmouth, she cruises around Brixham, Salcombe, and down to Cornwall for the annual Falmouth Classics Regatta.


Sailing with classic yacht Escape is perfect for those looking to learn about life on the water under the guidance of a very relaxed skipper! All her voyages take place on the South West coast between Devon to Cornwall and this part of the coast provides some great sheltered sailing areas. Escape is a great boat for beginners and small families alike looking for a skippered sailing charter in a safe environment.


Escape’s gaff rig is a traditional but simple set up which makes her a great vessel to learn the ropes on if you’re a beginner. If you’re familiar with life on the water, then you’ll certainly appreciate the sailing lines of this Colin Archer classic!

Owner and skipper Andy has the highest Ocean Masters training and is a member of the RNLI lifeboat operating out of Dartmouth. His considered and soft approach instantly put guests at ease as he shares his knowledge to teach the ways of the water, basic navigation and simple rope work.


Above decks, there is ample space to sit out, relax and enjoy the views. A comfy cushioned cockpit is a great place to sit and watch the landscape go by as you feel the wind in the sails. Below decks there are two single bunks set off the saloon with a double bed and toilet in the fore. A multi fuel stove sits in the saloon for those cooler evenings and a tiny galley is home to a whistling red kettle that is alway bubbling away ready for tea and coffee.

A hearty selection of home-cooked meals are included in the price. With fresh croissants for breakfast, afternoon cake selections and classic dishes such as lasagne or chilli for dinner – you certainly won’t be going hungry after an exhilarating day sailing on this stunning classic yacht.

To note…

Your ticket price includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and soft drinks. The double bed cabin does have access to the toilet so please note that we do not consider this a “private” cabin. There is a single toilet and washroom on board but no shower. Escape will stop every day to use onshore showers in the local yacht clubs (Andy has good contacts and will organise this for you!). All berths have bedding and towels provided. 

Skipper profile

Andy Pomeroy

From a 10ft dinghy at ten years old, Andy has owned and skippered several boats, and is also a helmsman at the local RNLI station!

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Life onboard


Escape is a small, eight person classic yacht that is perfect for a family holiday or a group of friends after something a little different.

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Escape is a classic yacht with an extensive history that was used for many things before becoming the charter yacht she is today.

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