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).

 

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Brixham Heritage Regatta

Take part in a piece of history and sail in a good-natured “race” around 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).

 

CruiseStart / FinishVesselNightsCostDeposit
Brixham Heritage Regatta Weekend 24/05/2019 - 27/05/2019Golden Vanity

3
Starts:
Brixham

£375.00
Departs:
Brixham

£93.75BOOK NOW

 

Brixham Heritage Regatta/Binic La Morue en Fête (Cod Festival).

Two great maritime events for the price of one. 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, culminating with a visit to La Morue en Fête. Provident has been especially invited to attend, so will be the star attraction. Maritime and cultural activities come together in a festive atmosphere with parades of old sailing ships, music, entertainment, crafts, exhibitions, and seafood. Late May is a great time to visit Brittany as we can make use of the long days, short nights, and often great weather.

 

CruiseStart / FinishVesselNightsCostDeposit
Brixham Heritage Regatta/Binic (Cod) Festival 24/05/2019 - 03/06/2019Provident

10
Starts:
Brixham

£881.00
Departs:
Brixham

£293.75BOOK NOW

Adult Adventure Weeks

The South West is famed for its spectacular coastline, charming harbours, peaceful creeks and isolated coves and beaches. What better way to explore them than on board Golden Vanity.  Built in 1908 for the renowned marine artist Arthur Briscoe she is the smallest of the original Brixham Trawlers — meaning she can get in to some great places inaccessible on larger vessels.

 

Vanity’s new Skipper, Jim Bonney, will be leading two Adult Adventure Weeks where guests can learn to sail — or just enjoy being guided by the crew — as you explore shores, coves and creeks that can’t really be explored any other way. Leave your Wi-Fi behind, pack a book,  and a join us for an action-packed week.

 

Itineraries vary but the options are wide: Sail, swim, walk, scramble, explore. Spend evenings and sunsets on the beaches no one else can get too. Jim’s already planning dinner cooked on the embers of a drift wood fire. Bring your paddleboard, your kayak, your walking boots, your sketch pad… whatever you enjoy doing out doors, do it from a 111-year-old vessel.

 

Jim is an ex-Royal Marines Officer and became the first Commando to return to operational service as an amputee after he feel more than a 1,000ft on a training exercise. He is joined by Mate Ida Schelhase Langenskov, the current coxswain of the Danish Atlantic Challenge crew

 

CruiseStart / FinishVesselNightsCostDeposit
Adult Adventure Week 15/06/2019 - 20/06/2019Golden Vanity

5
Starts:
Brixham

£495.00
Departs:
Brixham

£136.25BOOK NOW

 

CruiseStart / FinishVesselNightsCostDeposit
Adult Adventure Week 29/06/2019 - 05/07/2019Golden Vanity

6
Starts:
Brixham

£525.00
Departs:
Brixham

£148.75BOOK 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).

 

CruiseStart / FinishVesselNightsCostDeposit
Paimpol 2019 (Extended Brittany & Channel Islands Cruise) 28/07/2019 - 09/08/2019Provident

12
Departs:
Brixham

£1,495.00
Departs:
Brixham

£373.75BOOK 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).

 

CruiseStart / FinishVesselNightsCostDeposit
West Coast Adventure Voyage 07/07/2019 - 16/07/2019Leader

9
Starts:
Oban

£1,095.00
Departs:
Falmouth

£273.75BOOK 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 six-night Cornwall and Devon cruise, starting and departing in Brixham. Our Provident voyage ends with the regatta, as part of an eight-night extended voyage to Brittany and The Channel Islands.

 

CruiseStart / FinishVesselNightsCostDeposit
Cornwall & Devon Coast Cruise 19/08/2019 - 25/08/2019Leader

6
Starts:
Falmouth

£745.00
Departs:
Brixham

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

8
Starts:
Brixham

£1,045.00
Departs:
Brixham

£261.25BOOK NOW

 

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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