Sailing to the Channel Islands
- Vessel: Polly Agatha
- Where: The Solent
- Duration: 4 days
- Embark: Cowes - 12 June 2019, 12:00
- Disembark: St Peter's Port - 15 June 2019, 10:00
Sail with Polly Agatha as she crosses the English Channel to the beautiful Channel Islands.
Join Polly Agatha in the Solent and sail with her as she crosses the English Channel over to the Channel Islands. This crossing is about 80 miles and is a really good opportunity to experience a longer sailing passage onboard a truly comfortable sailing yacht.
The Channel Islands are situated off Brittany on the north coast of France and are a popular sailing destination, offering favourable sailing winds and beautiful harbour stops.
After the channel crossing your first stop, as long as the winds and tides permit, will be the small isle of Alderney. Alderney is the smallest island of the Channel Island archipelago and offers visitors beautiful beaches, sheltered coves and a relaxed friendly local atmosphere. A pit stop and breeding ground for the migratory Storm Petrel, this island is teeming with birdlife and is even home of the very rare, blonde hedgehog.
Polly’s aim is to reach the island of Guernsey by Saturday to harbour up and give you the afternoon and evening to explore your final destination of St Peter’s Port, the capital of Guernsey. This beautiful harbour town is the perfect place to explore, relax and unwind after a few days sailing. Explore its sweet cobbled streets, Roman-esque squares bustling with cafes and quaint boutiques or even visit it’s 800-year-old castle. Castle Cornet grandly guards the entrance to the marina, providing a picturesque backdrop to this bustling harbour town. Visit one of its five museums and explore it’s historic gardens, before sitting back to admire the view.
Mark the skipper has lived and sailed these waters for years so you will be in safe hands. Polly Agatha can cater for all ages and abilities, so climb aboard for your adventure holiday.
Guest berths: 6 Rig: Gaff Cutter
Polly Agatha was built in 2008 and her design was based on the classic design of the original “Peggy”, a Bristol Pilot Cutter. Pilot Cutters were designed to take their crews out into the wildest seas and keep them safe and as comfortable as possible. At the end of their era, it is not surprising that so many vessels became private yachts and their design is still being used to this day for sailing and charter yachts.
Externally Polly Agatha remains much in line with the design of the original Peggy with the traditional lines of a pilot cutter. Internally, however, Polly Agatha is fitted out with a beautiful modern interior and equipped with all the latest technology ensuring her guests’ optimum comfort.
Currently based in Portland, Weymouth, Polly Agatha has been sailing these waters for the last decade and her owner and skipper Mark knows the area well. Spending her life so far as a charter vessel, she always has her guests in mind and her accommodation is well considered. Mark and his crew will give you a totally relaxed holiday experience and encourage you to be actively involved, showing you the ropes and sharing their maritime knowledge.
Deck planMore about Polly Agatha
- Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
- Can you cater for dietary needs?
- What language is spoken onboard?
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
Polly Agatha has one private double cabin and 4 single berths in a bunk bed formation in a shared cabin.
- How many toilet/showers does she have?
Polly Agatha has two bathrooms
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
- Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes, there are 12V USB cigarette lighter points available at all times. 240V standard socket charging is available when Escape is hooked up to shore power or when the generator is on.
- Are there life jackets provided?
- Are Waterproofs provided?
Yes, Mark has some available.
- Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
- 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.
To: St Peter's Port