Life on Board Trinovante

Trinovante's relaxed and friendly skippers and crew will make you feel completely at ease and leave you longing to return.

The owners of Trinovante pride themselves with the easy-going atmosphere they have onboard. A relaxed and informal affair, they describe life on board as that of feeling like part of a big family or group of friends. From drinking tea to hoisting sails, from walks ashore to having a beer on deck in the evening sunset, they make time for making sure everyone just “enjoys life”, even if that means just taking a moment to gaze at the clouds.

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.

Trinovante’s food is freshly cooked and the crew say it is better than most. In Norway fresh line-caught arctic cod is often on the menu -guests may even be able to catch it themselves. Su prepares lunch and dinner and the crew and guests take it in turns to do the washing up.

Breakfast is usually on a free form/help yourself basis. Over the years, John and Su have worked out that most people don’t want a full formal cooked breakfast every morning although there are cooked breakfasts occasionally. They also believe that being able to just slip up on deck for a quiet coffee in the morning if you want to, is important. They have a full range of cereals, eggs, porridge and just about anything you can think of to put on toast! Endless proper coffee and various teas. If guests want to drink alcohol they don’t have a bar on board so everyone brings their own. There are usually options to buy some alcohol on the way if Trinovante is coastal sailing.

While onboard Trinovante, John and Su believe that the ship is your home where guests can relax and chill out – you are on holiday after all! The berths on Trinovante are comfortable and probably a bit bigger than guests are used to if you’ve done a lot of yacht sailing. When onboard, your berth is your sanctuary and unlike on many sailing boats, no one has to sleep in an open saloon.

There are two toilets and wash facilities below decks but no showers. There are normally showers in port for guests to use. The choice to have no showers below decks is not for lack of space but actually one to ensure that guests have a truly authentic tall ship sailing experience.

If it’s your first time at sea, you’ll leave knowing how to handle a sail, tie some knots, coil a rope, and even steer the boat. Some harbours will have ladders to climb and long gaps to step across and Trinovante does have a companionway to below decks.

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John and Su

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