Sailing from Devon to Falmouth
- Vessel: Escape
- Port: Dartmouth
- Where: Devon
- Departure: 10 June 2019, 11:00
- Arrival: 13 June 2019, 11:00
- Duration: 4 days
Over four days, sail classic yacht Escape from Dartmouth to Falmouth, Cornwall. A fantastic way to view the beautiful coastline of Devon and Cornwall.
Climb aboard Escape in Dartmouth, set the sails and head out of the River Dart and into open waters. Whether you’re a seasoned solo sailor or a group looking to do something a bit different with your holiday, Escape’s crew will cater for all ages and abilities.
The voyage will take you west along the English coast, passing Blackpool and Slapton Sands before reaching Salcombe and Plymouth. You might stop at any of these harbour towns, with time to go ashore and explore in the mornings and evenings. Leaving Plymouth, Escape will begin her journey down the Cornish coast – watch out for Poldark being filmed in Charlestown, and if you get the chance, be sure to go ashore in Fowey and wander through the narrow streets, steeped in history. As Escape sails past Mevagissey, she will be sailing around the Roseland Peninsula with its hidden coves and sheltered beaches – adored by locals, it’s not hard to see why. As you round St. Anthony Head, Escape will be greeted by not one but two Tudor castles guarding the entrance to Carrick Roads – here, you will manoeuvre the yacht through the busy port to a berth in the lovely maritime town of Falmouth. During your sailing journey, be sure to keep the binoculars close; with porpoises and dolphins often playing in ships’ wake, make sure you’ve got your eyes peeled on the water as well as on the land for the native seabirds – guillemots, kittiwakes, kestrels and gulls.
Falmouth is well worth a visit at any time of the year, however as this voyage ends, the internationally renowned Falmouth Classics will be arriving for a weekend of sailing and racing. See if you can spot any early arrivals or even stay in Falmouth for the weekend’s festivities. You might want to consider joining Escape’s next voyage which will see her out on the water acting as the perfect vantage point for those wanting to marvel and the traditional ships and classic boats – perhaps even getting in on the action herself!
Andy the Skipper prides himself on the food served aboard Escape, with a delicious selection of meals all included in the price. With croissants, cream teas, cheese boards and fresh bread, you won’t be going hungry after an exhilarating day sailing on this stunning classic yacht.
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 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!
- Total number of berths : 8
- Number of guest berths : 6
- Number of bathrooms : 1
- Cabin configuration : Open plan
- Smoking policy : On deck only