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Regattas, Festivals & Adventures

As well as our regular cruising programme, all three vessels will be taking part in a range of races, festivals and regattas taking place across the 2019 season.


We have provided a brief description of what to expect with each voyage, but please feel free to give our office team a call, for more information, on 01803 88 33 55.

West Coast Mile-Builder

Not for the faint hearted, this a daring adventure taking Leader up the west coast of the UK in just seven days. Join us for breakfast in Cornwall before we release the lines and set-off of for Scotland. Stand watch, day and night, as we keep stops to the minimum and head to the glorious Inner Hebrides in record time. (Voyage starts in Falmouth and ends in Oban).


Cruise Start / Finish Vessel Nights Cost Deposit
West Coast Mile-Builder 12/05/2019 - 18/05/2019 Leader



£181.25 BOOK NOW


Brixham Heritage Regatta

Take part in a piece of history and sail in a good-natured “race” around the Tor Bay competing for the King’s Cup, which originated in 1834. This is an annual event, with historic vessels trying to complete a triangulated course in the shortest amount of time, ahead of a prize-giving ceremony and party in Brixham Yacht Club. You can take part on last year’s small class winner, Golden Vanity, over the bank holiday weekend which coincides with BrixFest and the town’s annual fireworks show. (Voyage starts and ends in Brixham).


Cruise Start / Finish Vessel Nights Cost Deposit
Brixham Heritage Regatta Weekend 24/05/2019 - 27/05/2019 Golden Vanity



£93.75 BOOK NOW


Brixham Heritage Regatta/Extended Brittany Cruise

Start your 10-night break by competing on Provident in a ‘race’ for the King’s Cup, in Brixham, and enjoy the festivities ashore — as part of BrixFest — before setting sail across the Channel for a week of exploration and adventure. Late May is a great time to visit Brittany as we can make use of the long days, short nights, and often great weather.


Cruise Start / Finish Vessel Nights Cost Deposit
Brixham Heritage Regatta/Extended Brittany Cruise 24/05/2019 - 03/06/2019 Provident



£293.75 BOOK NOW


Mile-Building Sailing Experience

Back for its second year, we are offering hardened sailors the chance to sail through the night and get pushed to their limits over six days. On this voyage we keep stop offs to the minimum, split in to watches and push on to get in as many nautical miles as possible. We are looking for fit, healthy and keen crew members to join us for a challenging adventure, standing night watches and participating in all aspects as running the vessel. (Voyage starts and ends in Brixham).


Cruise Start / Finish Vessel Nights Cost Deposit
Mile-Building Sailing Experience 15/06/2019 - 20/06/2019 Golden Vanity



£136.25 BOOK NOW


Classic Channel Regatta

Join Golden Vanity for this biennial international event with its own distinctive and varied blend of racing round the cans at Dartmouth, passage racing across the Channel, and racing round an island in Brittany – all with a lively and informal programme ashore which brings together a wonderful gathering of boats and crews.


Your two-week trip will start in Dartmouth with two days of racing in Start Bay, before racing to St Peter Port in Guernsey and then on to Paimpol in Brittany where there will be a race around the Île de Brêhat and the now legendary welcome and hospitality in Paimpol.


The regatta calls at three of the finest ports in the western English Channel, each providing a beautiful backdrop with its own West Country, Channel Islands or Breton ambiance. The atmosphere in port is strictly informal, bringing together a splendid collection of classic yachts and their crews from Britain, France, Belgium, Holland and further afield. (Voyage starts and ends in Brixham).


Cruise Start / Finish Vessel Nights Cost Deposit
Classic Channel Regatta (Devon & Brittany) 29/06/2019 - 12/07/2019 Golden Vanity



£323.75 BOOK NOW


Paimpol 2019

Every two years the quayside, in Paimpol, is transformed in to a rustic and vibrant festival for music lovers from across the globe. Originally devoted to sea shanties, the event has expanded and widened its scope. It has retained the original charm with a fresh twist, offering the best in street food, on-shore entertainment and a world-class collection of fine vessels. We will be stopping off for a few days as part an extended Brittany cruise. (Voyage starts and ends in Brixham).


Cruise Start / Finish Vessel Nights Cost Deposit
Paimpol 2019 (Extended Brittany & Channel Islands Cruise) 28/07/2019 - 09/08/2019 Provident



£373.75 BOOK NOW


West Coast Adventure

This is always a popular trip and it’s east to see why. Join Leader on the Scottish West Coast and set sail for Cornwall, with potential stops in Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Eire, Wales, and the Scillies — this is a true voyage of discovery spread over 10 days. (Voyage starts in Oban and ends in Falmouth).


Cruise Start / Finish Vessel Nights Cost Deposit
West Coast Adventure Voyage 07/07/2019 - 16/07/2019 Leader



£273.75 BOOK NOW


Dartmouth Regatta

Since 1834 The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta has become a must on many yachting calendars. The River Dart’s natural deep harbour, with brightly-coloured houses tumbling down its steeply sloping hillsides, is a great place to be — in the thick of the action. Expect spectacular air displays, on-shore live music, food stalls, on-water displays, and elaborate fireworks displays.


There are two options to join us this year, on both Leader and Provident, which will — along with a host of other tall ships and traditional vessels — be taking part in a Parade of Sail during the festival.


If you decide to join on Leader, your visit will come at the end of a seven-night Cornwall and Devon cruise, starting in Falmouth and departing in Brixham. Our Provident voyage starts with the regatta, as part of an eight-night extended voyage to Brittany and The Channel Islands.


Cruise Start / Finish Vessel Nights Cost Deposit
*Dartmouth Regatta Cruise 19/08/2019 - 25/08/2019 Leader



£186.25 BOOK NOW
Extended Dartmouth Regatta Cruise 24/08/2019 - 01/09/2019 Provident



£261.25 BOOK NOW

*Leader’s Dartmouth Regatta Cruise starts in Falmouth and ends in Brixham. (For Provident, joining and departing is in Brixham).


Travel Information


All of our ports are well connected by train, with parking options. More local information will be sent out once you booking is confirmed, but please call our office if you would like advice on 01803 88 33 55.


On booking you’ll be sent a pack with full information on travel, parking, how to find your boat and details on suggested kit list etc.

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