Sail with Escape to explore the South coast of Cornwall from Falmouth around the Lizard or up to Fowey and Charlestown, explore all the hidden coves that Cornwall has to offer.
Join Escape in Falmouth, Cornwall as she offers a 4-day summer sailing trip along the Cornish coast. This voyage is perfect for those who want to get to grips with traditional, classic yacht sailing in sheltered waters, or simply wanting to soak up the diversity of Cornwall’s coastline.
Set sail from Falmouth, with its picture-perfect streets, river mouth and bay. Your voyage will, of course, be dictated by the direction of the wind and tide to make full use of Escape’s sails, so there is no set route or itinerary.
It is likely that you will head west, down the beautiful Cornish coastline and up the Helford River exploring the beautiful creeks that have inspired the likes of Daphne du Maurier…and Kylie Minogue. Moor up on National Trust beaches, visit riverside smuggler’s inns and experience true freedom as the wind fills Escape’s sails and propels you along this unique and impressive coastline. Onto the Lizard peninsula, home to the most southerly point of the British mainland, and its remoteness means that even in the height of summer there are plenty of golden sandy beaches that you can have all to yourself. Or if you fancy, take yourself along the breathtaking, award-winning coastal footpaths, stopping at one of plenty of pubs along the way. Meander around the small fishing port of Coverack, sailing through the crystal clear waters into the harbour and visiting local art galleries and shops.
If the wind takes you up the coast, discover Place creek beyond St Mawes before continuing up the coast maybe even sailing all the way up to the historic port of Fowey before returning back to Falmouth. This is one of the most unique ways to explore the South coast of Cornwall – and one of the best.
Whichever way you head along the Cornish coast, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Dolphins, birds and plenty of other marine life. You might even fancy a swim in the beautiful Helford river so don’t forget your swimsuit!
Andy and Tash are always happy to share their knowledge, from learning knot tying to chart reading, you won’t be disappointed! They pride themselves on the food served aboard Escape, from cream teas, cheese boards and fresh bread, you won’t be going hungry during an exhilarating day sailing on this stunning classic yacht.
With good food, classic sailing and a plethora of wildlife, this is a holiday for all abilities not to be missed!
Guest berths: 6 Rig: Gaff Yawl
Escape is a 43-foot wooden classic gaff yawl built in 1937 by Kristensen in Norway. She was originally designed by Colin Archer as a sailing lifeboat but was refined to make her slightly smaller and easier to sail by her owners.
Today, her owner and skipper Andy sails his guests around the west country, from Escape’s home port of Dartmouth all the way down the Devon to Cornish coast, over to the Isles of Scilly and even across the channel to France! She’s the perfect vessel for a family holiday or for a group of friends after something a little different – and with great food and drink included in the price, a voyage on Escape won’t be forgotten!
Andy, his partner Tash and his crew will give you a totally relaxed holiday experience but if and when you do want to be involved, they are more than happy to share their knowledge and show you the ropes!More about Escape
- 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.
- What language is spoken onboard?
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
Escape has two single berths and one double berth for guests in an open cabin arrangement. There are seat berths available as extras for children/family bookings if necessary.
- How many toilet/showers does she have?
Escape has one toilet. She will harbour every evening to use yacht club showers.
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
- Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes, there are 12V USB cigarette lighter points available at all times. 240V standard socket charging is available when Escape is hooked up to shore power or when the generator is on.
- Are there life jackets provided?
- Are Waterproofs provided?
Yes, Andy has some available.
- Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
- 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.