Norwegian Fjord and Skerry Sailing
- Vessel: Trinovante
- Where: Norway
- Duration: 11 days
- Embark: Stavanger - 20 June 2020, 18:00
- Disembark: Sandefjord - 30 June 2020, 10:00
Sail with Trinovante as she explores the South coast of Norway.
Experience some of the best sailing grounds in Europe and sail with tall ship Trinovante as she explores the Norwegian Coast. Sailing from Stavanger to Sandefjord, Trinovante will be working her way through narrow gaps in intricate waterways on Norway’s most southern tip.
Joining Trinovante in the waterside city of Stavanger is the perfect introduction to voyaging through Norway. Famed for its many natural attractions and old wooden houses, the Stavanger region is on the radar of nearly every visitor to Norway with scenic landmarks such as the Lysefjord and the white sands of Sola beach being top visitor destinations. Though Stavanger is an ever-evolving city, its proud history shines through. The old part of the city has Europe’s best-preserved wooden house settlement with more than 170 white wooden houses and is well worth a visit.
The voyage will see you sailing by and exploring thousands of islands, skerries and wooden foreshores with this Southern part of Norway packed with greenery. Discovering white sandy beaches and traditional waterside villages will really make you see the strong connections the Norwegians have to their coasts. Nearly everyone has a boat for either fishing or transport but each one ultimately for pleasure.
As you continue along this stretch of coast, in between the sandy beaches lie a series of sheltered coves and beautifully smooth, sloping rocks. Your final stop of Sandefjord is a modern yet charming seaside town with large forests and numerous sandy beaches. The Vikings lived in the area about 1,000 years ago, and in Sandefjord, their presence is clearly seen in the artefacts and monuments they left behind. This is where the famous Gokstad ship was found, and the area has several other sites and historical landmarks from the Viking era. Sandefjord is also home to Europe’s only museum dedicated to whaling and its history and is well worth a visit.
As with all our sailing holidays, the exact itinerary will depend on the weather will be chosen each day by your skipper to make the best use of the weather conditions. All meals and hot/soft drinks and hire of waterproofs are included in your ticket price.
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Gaff Schooner
Designed and lovingly built by her current owners John and Su for long-distance sailing, Trinovante is a wonderful tall ship inspired by Portuguese Schooner Creoula. Built-in a small village on the banks of the River Colne in Essex, this beautiful three-masted Schooner was designed to be strong and seaworthy but also be able to carry plenty of sail with a small crew. She is a British registered, three-masted schooner and is UK Marine and Coast Guard Agency coded for category 1.
Trinovante is an absolute joy to sail whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner. Her skippers and crew love welcoming guests aboard and Trinovante is a boat that invites you to get involved. The possibilities for different sail combinations mean that she can be handled to suit her crew and the weather conditions. Her rig is relatively simple for her size which means she is a great boat to learn on and get involved, quickly becoming part of the crew.
Trinovante never sails the same route twice and she covers some 3000 to 4000 sea miles every year. From the wild mountains, fjords and islands of Norway to the medieval seaports of the Netherlands; from the Orkney and Shetland Isles to the bustling centre of Copenhagen. Enjoy unique and varied sailing holiday adventures with a mix of taster weekends, coastal sailing and offshore voyages in some of the most beautiful parts of Europe.
Her Skippers are also her owners who designed and built the boat themselves. Their passion for life on the water, their boat and sharing the experience with their guests is their top priority. They even ensure they make time to have a chat over the phone with every guest that books with them.
Deck planMore about Trinovante
- 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, we can. A supplement of £25 will be required.
- What language is spoken onboard?
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
2 double cabins, 1 single cabin, 4 single bunks in the communal area
- Do I need to bring bedding?
We ask guests to bring a sleeping bag and pillowcase. We do have lightweight summer duvets onboard so guests can use these and bring their own sheet but this is not enough on its own if the weather is going to be cold.
- How many toilet/showers does she have?
There are two toilets but no showers aboard. Showers are taken ashore as often as possible and there is an on deck hose shower for those who are brave enough!
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
- Can I charge my phone/Camera?
- Are there life jackets provided?
- Are Waterproofs provided?
Yes, please let us know your size when booking.
- 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.