Spend a day sailing with Escape on the South Devon Coast, anchor for lunch and take a dip if you’re brave enough!
Join Escape in her home town of Dartmouth on the South Devon coast for a day of sailing. Set on the banks of the picturesque River Dart, Dartmouth is a sweet harbour town, bustling with friendly locals, fresh produce markets and oozing in history and eclectic architecture.
Meet Escape on the Ferry Pontoon where you will be greeted by Andy the skipper with a cup of tea or coffee and perhaps even a slice of his mum’s famous cake! You will be shown around the boat before she takes you out of the river Dart and to open water, letting the wind dictate which way you’ll head along the beautiful Devon coast. Whichever way you go, it’s an amazing way of exploring Devon’s coastline, offering a unique perspective of the county. As you sail, either sit back and relax or get involved hoisting the sails or even taking the helm – the choice is yours.
Whether you’re a seasoned solo sailor or a family looking to do something a bit different with your day, Escape’s crew will cater for all ages and abilities. There is no minimum age limit on Escape, she has infant lifejackets and under 4’s* go free!
Andy and Tash are always happy to share their knowledge, from learning knot tying to chart reading, you won’t be disappointed! They pride themselves on the food served aboard Escape, with a delicious lunch included in the price. From cream teas, cheese boards and fresh bread, you won’t be going hungry during an exhilarating day sailing on this stunning classic yacht.
Whichever way the wind takes you, your day sailing on a classic Escape won’t disappoint. She often has dolphins swimming with her in the wake of the bows and on the rare occasion, pilot whales have also been spotted! With beautiful anchorages, amazing food and wonderful sailing, this is a delightfully different way to spend your day.
(*all under 4’s must be accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ratio)
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|South Devon Day Sailing||30 May 2020||1||FULL||Full|
|South Devon Day Sailing||31 May 2020||1||FULL||Full|
|South Devon Day Sailing||4 July 2020||1||FULL||Full|
|South Devon Day Sailing||21 August 2020||1||£120||Enquire now|
|South Devon Day Sailing||22 August 2020||1||£120||Enquire now|
|South Devon Day Sailing||23 August 2020||1||£120||Enquire now|
Guest berths: 6 Rig: Gaff Yawl
Escape is a 43-foot wooden classic gaff yawl built in 1937 by Kristensen in Norway. She was originally designed by Colin Archer as a sailing lifeboat but was refined to make her slightly smaller and easier to sail by her owners.
Today, her owner and skipper Andy sails his guests around the west country, from Escape’s home port of Dartmouth all the way down the Devon to Cornish coast, over to the Isles of Scilly and even across the channel to France! She’s the perfect vessel for a family holiday or for a group of friends after something a little different – and with great food and drink included in the price, a voyage on Escape won’t be forgotten!
Andy, his partner Tash and his crew will give you a totally relaxed holiday experience but if and when you do want to be involved, they are more than happy to share their knowledge and show you the ropes!More about Escape
- 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?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
- What language is spoken onboard?
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
Escape has two single berths and one double berth for guests in an open cabin arrangement. There are seat berths available as extras for children/family bookings if necessary.
- How many toilet/showers does she have?
Escape has one toilet. She will harbour every evening to use yacht club showers.
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
- Is there an age limit?
No! Escape welcomes all aboard.
- 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, Andy 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.