Falmouth Classics Day Sailing Experience
- Vessel: Our Daddy
- Where: Cornwall
- Duration: 1 days
- Embark: Falmouth - 12 June 2020, 10:00
- Disembark: Falmouth - 12 June 2020, 17:00
Join historic Cornish Lugger in Falmouth for a day sailing experience during the Falmouth Classics Weekend.
Soak up the atmosphere of the town for a day sailing experience on Our Daddy as she sails and explores the River Fal, providing the perfect vantage point for observing the flotilla of classic boats.
Falmouth Classics began in the early 1980s and has since become one of Falmouth’s most popular weekends. Attracting people from all over the world, traditional and classic ships arrive to race in the mouth of the River Fal, Carrick Roads and the beautiful Falmouth Bay. From classic yachts to traditional luggers – the harbour is filled with beautiful boats, exhilarating races and a fascinating parade of sail. See Falmouth Classics for its sailing programme.
Onshore in Falmouth town you’ll be entertained on every street corner and pub as the International Sea Shanty Festival takes place alongside Falmouth Classics. Sing along with over 62 musical groups from shores far and wide in over 20 venues around the town. With plenty of ale and rum to quench your thirst, you’ll soon feel compelled to join in with these traditional songs from seafarers of old! See Falmouth Sea Shanty for more information and the weekends’ itinerary.
The excitement is undeniably best seen from the water, however, the atmosphere in the town is not to be missed either. With pop-up maritime stalls, traditional Cornish pubs and cobbled streets; Falmouth will be a great place to soak up the passion for sailing that is so prevalent in the town.
Whether you’re a seasoned solo sailor or a family looking to do something a bit different with your weekend, Our Daddy can cater for all ages and abilities and is the perfect boat to learn the ropes or simply sit back and enjoy the view.
Tim and Steve have been sailing this coast for years and used to run their own sailing school so you couldn’t be in safer hands! They also pride themselves on the food served aboard, with a delicious Tapas style lunch, endless Tea or Coffee, cake and biscuits included in the price. They certainly won’t leave you going hungry!
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|Falmouth Classics Day Sailing Experience||12 June 2020||1||£120||Enquire now|
|Falmouth Classics Day Sailing Experience||13 June 2020||1||£120||Enquire now|
Guest berths: 6 Rig: Lugger
Built in Looe in 1921, Our Daddy was the last fishing lugger built of its type. Since leaving her fishing roots behind and becoming a charter vessel in the 1970s, she has since been renovated again and her rich history realised in 2017 when she was awarded a place on the very prestigious National Historic Ships register and awarded regional flagship of the year.
Now based in the lovely seaside town of Dartmouth, Devon, Our Daddy is proudly owned by friends Tim and Steve who operate her exclusively as a charter vessel; a much more relaxed approach than to her previous working life! Offering day experiences, long weekend or week-long charters, events and even some filming work, Our Daddy provides a perfect base if you want to learn more about life on the water or simply want to experience something new and relax aboard a ship full of maritime history.
From day sails out of her hometown along the Devon coast to a crossing over the English Channel to the Channel Islands and even France; you’ll be in safe hands with Skippers Tim and Steve who are both RYA instructors and have a wealth of knowledge and experience on the water. Not only just a sailing experience, holidays on Our Daddy offer views of unique coastlines, abundant wildlife, and excellent food all included in the price.
Tim and Steve look forward to welcoming you aboard Our Daddy and hope you enjoy the experience of sailing aboard this boat of Cornish Fishing history.
More about Our Daddy
Are all meals included?
Yes all meals are included on board (breakfast, lunch, dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
What language is spoken onboard?
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Our Daddy has 6 berths in a shared cabin
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to pick up 3G/4G signal from the land. Please make sure if travelling abroad, that your phone is set up for international/European calling.
How many showers/toilets does she have?
Our Daddy has one combined toilet and shower cubicle.
Are there life jackets provided?
Are there waterproofs provided?
Yes but feel free to bring your own if you wish.
Will I be seasick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend taking tablets 24 hours before departure if you have any concerns.
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.