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‘Round Britain Tour; Sailing the English Channel

  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Ramsgate/Brest
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Embark: Ramsgate, UK - 3 July 2024, 12:00
  • Disembark: Brest, France - 9 July 2024, 10:00

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Set sail across the English Channel to France with Bessie Ellen as she gets ready to take part in the Brest Maritime Festival.

Join Bessie Ellen as she spends her 2024 season sailing around the British Isles to celebrate 120 years of heritage sailing. Built in 1904 and meticulously restored, Bessie Ellen is a testament to the golden age of maritime exploration, brimming with captivating tales from the past. 

Split into fourteen legs, she will encompass the landscapes and seafaring heritage of the UK, from the enchanting coasts of Cornwall to the rugged shores of Wales and Scotland, including the mystical Orkney Islands and back down the East Coast. As part of this magnificent journey, she will also celebrate the esteemed French maritime festival of Brest before returning to Cornwall and the breathtaking Isles of Scilly.

This sailing leg is from the harbour town of Ramsgate, across the English Channel and onto the French port of Brest. With a hands-on sailing experience, immerse yourself in the rich maritime experience of a bygone era. Learn about the history of the boat, take the helm, hoist the sails with traditional rope work and enjoy some simple celestial navigation.

  • Leg 9
  • Traditional Tall ship Sailing
  • 120th anniversary tour
  • Fully Skippered
  • Friendly Crew
  • Open water sailing
  • Great for solo travellers
  • Full Board
  • 380 nautical miles



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