Trinovante is a bespoke Schooner built by her owners offering her guests home comforts and exhilarating sailing with unique voyages sailing all over Europe.
Designed and lovingly built by her current owners John and Su for long-distance sailing, Trinovante is a wonderful tall ship inspired by Portuguese Schooner Creoula. Built-in a small village on the banks of the River Colne in Essex, this beautiful three-masted Schooner was designed to be strong and seaworthy but also be able to carry plenty of sail with a small crew. She is a British registered, three-masted schooner and is UK Marine and Coast Guard Agency coded for category 1.
Trinovante is an absolute joy to sail whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner. Her skippers and crew love welcoming guests aboard and Trinovante is a boat that invites you to get involved. The possibilities for different sail combinations mean that she can be handled to suit her crew and the weather conditions. Her rig is relatively simple for her size which means she is a great boat to learn on and get involved, quickly becoming part of the crew.
Trinovante never sails the same route twice and she covers some 3000 to 4000 sea miles every year. From the wild mountains, fjords and islands of Norway to the medieval seaports of the Netherlands; from the Orkney and Shetland Isles to the bustling centre of Copenhagen. Enjoy unique and varied sailing holiday adventures with a mix of taster weekends, coastal sailing and offshore voyages in some of the most beautiful parts of Europe.
Her Skippers are also her owners who designed and built the boat themselves. Their passion for life on the water, their boat and sharing the experience with their guests is their top priority. They even ensure they make time to have a chat over the phone with every guest that books with them.
- Total number of berths : 12
- Number of guest berths : 8
- Number of bathrooms : 2
- Cabin configuration : 2 double cabins, 1 single cabin, 4 single bunks
- Smoking policy : On deck only
- Builder : John Shores / Su Fawkes
- Year built : 2002
- Length overall : 21.3m/70'
- Draft : 2.1m/7'
- Beam : 4.4m/14'6"
- Rig : Three masted gaff schooner
- Number of sails : 7
- Sail Area : 220m²/2374′²
- Engine : Perkins M130C
- Crew : 2
- Licensed for day sails? : Yes
- Waterproofs supplied? : Yes
- Smoking Policy? : Allowed on deck
- Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
- Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, we can. A supplement of £25 will be required.
- What language is spoken onboard?
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
2 double cabins, 1 single cabin, 4 single bunks in the communal area
- Do I need to bring bedding?
We ask guests to bring a sleeping bag and pillowcase. We do have lightweight summer duvets onboard so guests can use these and bring their own sheet but this is not enough on its own if the weather is going to be cold.
- How many toilet/showers does she have?
There are two toilets but no showers aboard. Showers are taken ashore as often as possible and there is an on deck hose shower for those who are brave enough!
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
- Can I charge my phone/Camera?
- Are there life jackets provided?
- Are Waterproofs provided?
Yes, please let us know your size when booking.
- Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure and a want to get actively involved.
- Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.
John and Su
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