Offshore Passage Sailing; Faroe Islands to the Outer Hebrides
- Vessel: Cherokee
- Where: Faroe Islands/Outer Hebrides
- Duration: 8 days
- Embark: Tørshavn, Faroe Islands - 1 August 2023, 18:30
- Disembark: Stornoway, Outer Hebrides - 9 August 2023, 10:30
Sail with adventure yacht Cherokee for an offshore sailing passage from the Faroe Islands to the Outer Hebrides.
Join adventure yacht Cherokee in the Faroe Islands as she prepares to sail with guests to the Outer Hebrides on the West coast of Scotland.
This voyage is perfect for those looking to spend more time on the water with an offshore sailing adventure. Learn the ropes, haul the sails and become part of the crew as you take part in the watch system. If the weather is on favour, stop over at the UNESCO world heritage archipelago of St Kilda.
- Offshore sailing 325 nm
- Private cabins
- Sea mile builder
- Night watches
- Island hopping
YOUR SAILING AREA
Faroe Islands to the Outer Hebrides
Often referred to as ‘little Iceland’, the Faroe islands possess a magic and charm of their own, completely unspoilt and untamed. Nestled high in the North Atlantic between Norway and Iceland, the Faroes are a self governing archipelago of Denmark. 18 volcanic islands make up the island cluster connected by a myriad of tunnels, causeways and bridges.
Depending on the weather, we will sail the first day to one of the southern islands of the Faroe Islands. In this way, everyone can get used to the rhythms of the boat and the sea before sailing the distance of 200 miles to Scottish waters. With good weather conditions, this will be little more than one and a half day non-stop, but it can also be more. Our first landing point will be determined by the weather, Kinlochbervie on the Scottish mainland, or perhaps an anchorage on the west side of Lewis or Harris.
With very good weather we may sail to the isolated archipelago of St. Kilda. A UNESCO world heritage site sitting 42 miles off the Outer Hebrides. Conveniently, the sun almost does not go down so far north, which means we can benefit from the daylight for a long time. If the weather cooperates, we have a few days to explore the Outer Hebrides. We will end this sailing holiday in Stornoway, where we end the trip in a nice restaurant and a cosy pub.
All voyages for Cherokee
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Cutter
In 2008, Jouke Lemmer purchased Cherokee after spending years sailing with his father’s ship amongst others. Cherokee was built in 2000 by award-winning boat builders J & J Design and a year after buying her, Jouke refitted Cherokee radically, transforming her into a truly comfortable charter vessel, giving her a cutter rig and space for a generator so as to offer his passengers power and hot showers!
She is a fast, 16m vessel with a stunning teak deck and spacious cockpit, and she operates with two crew members (her skipper and the bosun/chef). Cherokee is exceptionally good at what she was built to do – pure sailing. Read more about what to expect with life onboard here.
Jouke sails his ship all over the northern hemisphere, leaving Cherokee’s home port of Rotterdam in May and sailing anywhere from the Hebrides and the Channel Islands, the Faroe Islands and Ireland or even down to the North coast of Spain before making the journey back to Holland in October. Join him and his wonderful ship for the adventure of a lifetime – think exhilarating sailing, bucket list destinations and top-notch hospitality.
Deck planMore about Cherokee
LIFE ON BOARD
Perfect for the adventure traveller, Cherokee is a custom-fit charter vessel, designed to ensure her guests enjoy comfortable but exhilarating sailing.
Sailing with Cherokee certainly ticks the adventure travel boxes with a continuous A to B sailing schedule throughout the season. Skipper Jouke believes this is the best way to experience as many destinations off the beaten track as possible and loves to share his sense of adventure with guests.
Guests are actively encouraged to get involved with all aspects of sailing under the relaxed guidance of Jouke. Take the helm, help with the winching of the sails, anchoring and basic chart navigation. Skipper Jouke was born at sea, the son of a Baltic Sea Captain and a naval architect when he’s back on land – you could not be in safer hands!
Sleeping & relaxation
With four private guest cabins, comfortable bunks and two bathrooms at either end of the boat, Cherokee can easily cater for solo travellers, adventurous couples or groups of friends or family. A hot water boiler runs off the cooling water of the generator, so there is plenty of hot water for washing and showering!
Below decks, she offers a comfy and spacious saloon perfect for eating, playing cards or simply reading a book. You’ll find beautiful panelled mahogany interiors, giving the ship that classic feel. A well-equipped galley opposite the saloon provides a perfect social space, ready to bring you delicious food after an exhilarating day of sailing. Eat under the stars if the weather allows in the spacious cockpit, offering comfortable couches and a good-sized table.
Authentic Offshore sailing
The boat is owned and sailed by experienced skipper Jouke and there is a ‘bosun’ who also does the cooking. The bosun will be preparing dinner as you arrive and after breakfast on your first morning aboard Cherokee, you can be guaranteed a relaxed start to your sailing holiday.
Jouke and his crew try to use the engine as little as possible, sailing into port as much as they can. Cherokee only clocks up about 180 motoring hours every year, which is pretty impressive. Due to this, as with most of our vessels, the days of your holiday are subject to the weather, using the tide as your clock. Guests aren’t presented with a tight schedule or itinerary for this reason, and it makes the trip much more adventurous and flexible.
- All inclusive (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Soft/hot drinks)
- Marina and fuel fees
- All tender trips to and fro the boat
- All bedding (pillow, sheets & duvet) and wash towel
- Full crew plus tuition
What’s not included
- Offshore sailing suits are available for hire (please let us know if you need more information when booking)
- Any flights
- Transit hotels
- Travel to and from the boat on the day of joining/leaving
- Travel insurance
- Sailing Insurance (Please read our Sailing Insurance page for more information)
- Crew tips
- Personal expenses
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Cherokee?
There are currently no Test & Sail policies in place for the 2022 season. Guests will just need to ensure they are following any international guidelines to travel to the boat.
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
What language is spoken on board?
Dutch and English.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Cherokee has two twin berth cabins and two double berth cabins for guests.
How many toilet/showers does she have?
Cherokee has two toilet/shower rooms.
Are bedding & towels provided?
Is there an age limit?
Do I need sailing experience?
Not at all.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes charging facilities are available when the generator is running.
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
You can hire Sailing suits for £35 for the week.
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.