A Sailing Holiday To Brixham
Sailing Holiday Type
Coastal With Day and Overnight Sailing
This sailing holiday will probably involve standing a night watch. You will be part of a watch system for any overnight passages on this voyage. For more information about what to expect read Offshore Sailing Standing The Night Watch – an account written by one of the crew.
Just a quick thank you for a most enjoyable trip, good company, good food and you even laid on good weather. What more could one ask for? Except perhaps another week of the same.
Sailing From Littlehampton
High water plus or minus 2hr – that’s the tidal gate for leaving Littlehampton and heading west toward the Solent. We’ll aim to leave a little before HW to catch the full ebb down the coast.
Trinovante might spend the second night at anchor somewhere behind the Isle of Wight possibly in Osborne Bay. It all depends on the wind on the day.
The Isle of Wight and The Needles
North of the Isle Of Wight Trinovante will be in the yachting and sailing mecca of the Solent. This is a very busy stretch of water so the crew will need to be on a sharp lookout.
Hopefully we’ll get a good view of the landmark ‘Needles’ as we clear the island. The three white rock stacks of the Needles look like a chalky backbone extending into the sea. They are navigationally marked for mariners by a 19th centuary lighthouse.
It is possible Trinovante will now head into Weymouth or Poole for an overnight stop, and a run ashore for the crew.
The Notorious Portland Race & An Overnight Passage
Feared by mariners the Portland Race is notorious for its strong tidal streams of up to 10 knots, heavy breaking seas and violent overfalls. The Portland Race can extend up to three miles off Portland Bill in calm weather and up to seven miles in bad weather, so tide and wind will be important. Trinovante will head well out from land, to clear the Race before heading west again.
It is likely this will be an overnight night passage as we cross Lyme Bay. You will be part of the watch system and Trinovante will be out of the sight of land.
Voyage End in Brixham
The classic West Country cliff-scape of Berry Head is likely to be the first land we see on the other side. If we arrive early there might be time to visit Dartmouth before we end this voyage in the pretty fishing harbour of Brixham.
All voyage notes refer only to possible itineraries – where we sail, passage lengths and the places we call into will be entirely dependent on the wind and weather at the time.
All voyage notes refer only to possible itineraries – where we sail, the type of sailing and passage lengths and the places we call into will be entirely dependent on the wind and weather at the time.
What’s included in the price?
- All meals onboard
We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Obviously, if you choose to eat ashore, this is at your own expense. We can cater for most diets, but you must let us know about special diets at the time of booking. We cannot cater for special diets at short notice.
- Non-alcoholic drinks
Ships rules are no drinking alcohol at sea or if we are about to sail. This does NOT mean Trinovante is a dry boat – it’s fine to have a drink in the evening when we are at anchor or alongside. We don’t sell alcohol on board so bring your own.
- Use of life-jackets and wet weather gear
What is not included in the price?
- Your travel to and from the ship.
Every voyage has travel information pages and info about finding the ship in harbour.
- Travel insurance
This is compulsory for all voyages apart from Sailing Weekends.
We have a page on Buying Travel Insurance For Sailing Holidays