Sailing Adventures exploring the best of Cornwall, Brittany and the West Country
From Falmouth, a six day voyage offers many possibilities to discover some of the finest areas along the West Country coast, experience the delights of Brittany or the Isles of Scilly. We aim to go with the wind and weather rather than fight it so voyages are flexible regarding the destinations we may visit.
With a number of great anchorages, picturesque fishing villages, friendly ports and sheltered bays, it’s easy to see why this area is a favourite sailing ground for so many. Warmer than average spring and autumn weather is an added attraction. Many seabirds are frequently spotted and dolphins, basking sharks and seals are regular visitors to these waters.
Sailing in Cornwall
Highlights of the area include the picturesque towns of Fowey and St. Mawes and the timeless beauty of the Helford River. We have sailed here for many years so know the best spots to visit and how to escape the crowds. Experience the local maritime history of Falmouth, visit the small fishing villages of Mousehole, Coverack or Polperro, explore the coastal path or take a swim in secluded anchorages.
From Falmouth, Devonian waters are only 35 miles to the east. Explore many lovely waterside harbours and rivers including Salcombe, Dartmouth and the River Yealm. If the tide is favourable we may navigate up the River Lynher to a very special spot, Dandy Hole. The expansive coastline between the headlands of Rame Head and Start Point offer several coves and beaches.
Sail to beautiful Brittany
With favourable winds and weather we may venture south to visit the charms and delights of the Brittany coastline. Less than 24 hours away, visit rugged Ile de Bréhat, L’Aberwrach or the bustling market town of Tréguier to sample the local food and wine. These voyages will include night sailing and watch-keeping so are recommended for more adventurous crew. Don’t forget your Euros and passport!
Isles of Scilly
A 60 mile passage from Falmouth rewards us with this spectacular archipelago offering a warm and sunny climate and wild rugged landscapes. These trips are more suitable for adventurous beginners or those who have sailed before. The Scillies are great for birds and wildlife. Favourite spots of ours include The Cove, between St Agnes and Gugh and New Grimsby Sound with great access to Tresco and Bryher. There are some lovely local pubs, wonderful walks and views, so don’t forget your camera!