Sailing from Scotland to Cornwall
- Vessel: Eda Frandsen
- Where: Scotland/Cornwall
- Duration: 10 days
- Embark: Oban - 11 September 2021, 15:00
- Disembark: Falmouth - 20 September 2021, 09:00
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Join Eda Frandsen as she sails her way from the rugged coast of Scotland to her home in Cornwall.
Your adventure sailing holiday aboard Eda Frandsen will begin in Oban, a quaint, traditional harbour town situated on the West coast of Scotland.
Voyage south to Eda Frandsen’s home port of Cornwall, passing the Corryvreckan whirlpool and visiting the island of Islay along the way. Sail around the Mull of Kintyre peninsula and down the Irish Sea with plenty of time to stop off in The Isle of Man, possibly Ireland and the Isles of Scilly.
LIFE AT SEA
Exactly where you sail with Eda Frandsen will be decided by the whims of the wind and tide. Life at sea is never predictable but rest assured, an unforgettable adventure sailing holiday will certainly be in store. The skipper and crew will share a tailored itinerary based on the weather for your trip – but you will certainly be heading home to Cornwall.
This voyage is not for the faint hearted and provides a great mile building voyage with night watches sailing by the stars and is best suited to those that want to get actively involved with sailing a classic boat. The professional and friendly crew will show you all you need to know and the designated chef will ensure a hearty meal after an exhilarating day on the water.
There will be some opportunities to go ashore, but exactly where won’t be decided until the weather forecast has been read, and may change throughout the duration of your trip.
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Gaff Cutter
At 60ft in length, Eda Frandsen is the perfect size for exploring the many anchorages of the Western Isles and Cornwall. Small enough to sneak in close to the coastline, yet stable enough to withstand almost any weather. She is traditional in the truest sense of the world with an original rig, combining the simplicity and beauty of a bygone era with today’s modern comforts.
Eda Frandsen is a beautiful traditional gaff cutter, built at the Grena shipyard, Denmark in 1938. Having worked for much of her life as a fishing trawler in the harsh climates of the North Sea, her hull was lovingly restored on the remote peninsula of Knoydart, Scotland in the 1990’s.
Guests enjoy a unique blend of grace, character and seaworthiness and whether a beginner or seasoned seafarer, we offer voyages that are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Down below she can accommodate 8 guests in single berths, which are centred around her large saloon and dining area. There are two toilet/shower rooms, with separate access into the forward accommodation area. She has a small but highly functioning galley, from which many a delicious dish will be served throughout your stay.
Voyages on Eda Frandsen range from short breaks in Cornwall to trips up or down the Irish sea and six or nine-night adventures exploring Scotland and the Hebrides form our home port of Mallaig. So whether it is a brief escape or a complete sense of immersion you are after, there will certainly be something for all.
Deck planMore about Eda Frandsen
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Eda Frandsen?
Eda Frandsen is still running a Test & Sail Policy for the 2022 sailing season whether guests are vaccinated or not. Please refer to our COVID page for more information.
Are all meals included in the price?
Yes, all meals and food on board is included in the price, as well as all warm and soft drinks - i.e., everything except alcohol. There is however a cash bar on board.
What language is spoken on board?
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are 2x twin bunk curtained cabins and 4x single bunks in the shared forepeak.
Do I need to bring bedding or towels?
All your bedding (duvet and pillow) is provided but please bring your own towels (washing and/or swimming)
How many bathrooms and/or showers does she have?
2x toilets and 1 shower.
Is there an age limit?
Min age limit 12years. 12-18yr old must be accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ratio
Is there WIFI?
Are Life Jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs Provided?
Yes, but please bring a jacket for when you go ashore.
To see where the ports are, along with your likely sailing area, please view the sail area & highlights.
Oban station is a 5-10 minute walk from North Pier. Trains run 6 times a day to Glasgow Queen Street Station where there are good travel links to the rest of the UK.
Glasgow and Edinburgh Airport both require taking a train from Oban which takes approximately 2-3hours. Flights go direct to Stansted Airport.
STAY IN OBAN:
There are plenty of places to stay in Oban. Try Witchwood House, The Scot or Perle Hotels Oban.
There are direct trains with Great Western Railway from Truro to Plymouth, Exeter St Davids, Cardiff Central and London Paddington. Board the train at Falmouth Town Station on the Maritime Line, and change once at Truro station.
The quickest way in/out of the county during the spring/summer months is flying via Newquay Airport. A taxi to Falmouth is approximately 50 minutes.
STAY IN FALMOUTH:
There are plenty of places to stay in Falmouth. Try The Chain Locker, Cutty Sark Inn or Seaview Inn.