The History of Trinovante
To some extent every boat starts with a dream or inspiration. The inspiration for Trinovante
came one sparkling September day in Lisbon during
Trinovante was inspired by Creoula that day but
is not in any way a copy or a miniature version
of her. The design brief was simply for a three
masted traditionally rigged schooner of less than
24m long with a maximum draught of seven feet and
a cargo hold forward. She needed to be strong,
seaworthy and easy to handle by a small crew but
with the ability to carry lots of sail with a
stronger crew. She also had to be economical to
build and maintain.
Design wise Trinovante has exceeded expectations. The only major change has been a conversion
of the forward hold into accommodation
for the crew.
From 2005 SchoonerSail started offering 'hands on' sailing holidays onboard Trinovante. She has now sailed over 30,000 miles including several round Britain voyages, In the last few years Trinovante has been sailing to the Arctic circle and competing in the Tall Ships races.