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Cornish Coastal Sailing with Tall Ship Irene

  • Vessel: Irene
  • Where: Falmouth, Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Embark: Falmouth - 25 September 2022, 17:00
  • Disembark: Falmouth - 28 September 2022, 10:00
TicketPriceDepositPassengers
Single berth in Twin Cabin Ensuite£795.00 £198.75
Stateroom Double Cabin Ensuite (double occupancy)£875.00 £218.75

Join classic tall ship Irene for sailing and exploration along the beautiful Cornish coast.

Join classic wooden ketch Irene in Falmouth, Cornwall as she offers hands-on sailing holiday along the Cornish coast. This voyage is perfect for those who want to get to grips with classic yacht sailing in sheltered waters and soak up the diversity of Cornwall’s coastline.

Life at Sea

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 Irene traditional rig so there is no set route or itinerary. The skipper and crew will share a tailored itinerary based on the weather for your trip, as you enjoy tea and homemade cake on arrival.

Irene requires no previous sailing experience to jump aboard – only a lust for adventure! Under the guidance of her fully trained crew, you are invited to get actively involved in all aspects of sailing Irene. From hoisting her sails, trimming the ropes, taking the helm and getting her ready for anchor – this truly is a hand-on sailing holiday perfect for those that want to learn more about life aboard a historic classic boat. Irene has been sailing Cornish waters for over 100 years! Her first cargo voyage to Penzance was recorded in 1907 so she is certainly no stranger to this beautiful coastline.

Soaking up the Cornish coast

Depending on where the wind takes you, you could 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 Agnes’ sails and propels you along this unique and impressive coastline.

If the wind takes you up the coast, discover Place creek beyond St Mawes before continuing up the coast 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.

Read more about what to expect from Life onboard Irene here.

Wherever the winds take you, there is certainly always somewhere magical to explore and sail in Cornwall. Irene provides the perfect base for experiencing traditional tall ship sailing. Great for solo travellers, couples and even available for private charter, jump aboard and feel the magic of this historic vessel as she glides through Cornish Waters.

Irene

Guest berths: 10 Rig: Ketch

Built in 1907, Irene is one of the last West Country trading ketch’s of her time.

From an Edwardian cargo vessel to floating family home and now a chartered sailing vessel, Irene’s had a fascinating life. She’s been the darling of the silver screen, sank and re-built in the Caribbean and now earns her keep sailing guests around the coasts of Cornwall.  Her most recent re-fit has seen the addition of all the mod-cons and safety equipment you’d expect of a modern day charter boat. She carries a crew of professional mariners who love sharing their passion for this old lady of the seas.

From sailing the Cornish coast to exploring the beautiful archipelago of the Scilly Isles, Irene’s sailing holidays range from weekend breaks to week-long explorations taking in some of the most stunning sailing destinations in the UK.  From beginners to old hands there’s something to suit all experiences and whether you’re solo travellers or a couple, Irene certainly welcomes all.

Traditionally rigged with a full time crew, Irene encourages guests to actively involved in all aspects of sailing. From taking the helm, hoisting the sails and general rope work, the crew are well versed in taking complete novices and guiding them through all they need to know to make the most of their tall ship sailing holiday. Below decks she has been well-considered with private ensuite cabins and even a luxury state room with its own lounge area, double bed and bathroom. Her generous saloon has space for relaxing, ample dining space for those hearty home-cooked meals after a day in the sea air and a generous galley where the onboard cook will keep you fed from start to finish.

Read more here about what to expect from Life onboard Irene.

More about Irene

FAQ

  • Are all meals included?

    Yes, all meals on board are included in the price (breakfast, lunch, dinner and 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?

    English

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    4x twin ensuite cabins, 1x state

  • Do I need to tip the crew?

    Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    5

  • Is there WIFI?

    No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?

    Yes.

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes.

  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    No

  • Do I need sailing experience?

    No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure and a want to get actively involved.

  • 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.

Locations

From: Falmouth

To: Falmouth

PARKING:

You can leave your car at any of the Long Stay car parks with a weekly or overnight ticket. You can pay using the JustPark app on your phone which can be easier. Try Church Street TR11 3RQ or The Dell TR11 3HP.

BY RAIL:

There are direct trains with Great Western Railway to Truro from starting routes of Plymouth, Exeter St Davids, Cardiff Central and London Paddington. Once at Truro station you will need to change onto the Maritime line to Falmouth Town Station.

BY AIR:

The quickest way into the county during the spring/summer months, Newquay Airport requires taking either a taxi to Truro Train Station for the onward rail travel, or a taxi direct to Falmouth.

STAY IN FALMOUTH:

There are plenty of places to stay in Falmouth. Try The Chain Locker, Cutty Sark Inn or Seaview Inn.

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