West Country Cruise

The twelve day West Country cruise starts with a coastal passage from Hamble to Dartmouth possibly including a short stop over in Weymouth. From there you will visit picturesque ports such as Salcombe, Newton Ferrers, Plymouth, Fowey, Falmouth and if time and conditions allow, St Mary’s and Tresco in the Scillies before returning to Hamble. Ideal for those who want to extend their experience of Coastal passage making and navigation.

 

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West Country Cruise - Itinerary

Arrival: Evening - Arrive at Hamble Point Marina - Introduction to yacht. Safety briefing. Explanation to where everything is kept. Passage planning and discussion about the cruise ahead.
20:00 Ashore for a drink, bite to eat and get to know the Skipper and other people on the cruise. Sleep aboard the yacht.
Day One:  
  Wake up - Early Start. Preparation, weather update and deck briefing. Depart the Solent for Poole or Weymouth. Practice: Conventional and electronic navigation. Course to steer, Estimated positions, collision avoidance, coastal passage making and pilotage techniques. Moor up.
Day Two:  
  Early start Move off towards Dartmouth via Portland Bill - practice coastal and offshore navigation, tidal gates and watch keeping.
Day Three:  
  Sail from Dartmouth to Salcombe
Day Four:  
  Wake up and have breakfast, wander ashore and visit port of Salcombe. Sail from Salcombe to Newton Ferrers including coastal pilotage - Overnight mooring in Newton Ferrers. Passage planning for the following day.
Day Five:  
  Wake up and have breakfast, sail to Falmouth and moor overnight
Day Six:  
  Wake up and have breakfast. Sail around the Lizard, past Lands End and cross to the Illes of Scilly. Anchor off Tresco
Day Seven:  
  Wake up and have leisurely breakfast, wander ashore and explore. Sail from Tresco to St Martins or St Mary's - practice inshore pilotage if weather is suitable. Moor up , explore ashore
Day Eight:  
  Early morning sail from Scillies to mainland port of Penzance, Newlyn or Mousehole. Moor up and spend the afternoon ashore.
Day Nine:  
  Coastal sail to the Helford River, Fowey or Polruan- Overnight at anchor.
Day Ten:  
  Wake up and have leisurely breakfast set sail for Plymouth or Brixham.
Day Eleven:  
  Passage planning and preparation - Depart with the tide and spend overnight at sea and watch keeping.
Day Twelve:  
  Arrive off the Needles early hours of the morning in time to catch the flood tide up the Solent back to Hamble Point. Pack up, Clean up, debrief, logbooks and depart
   
 

(This itinerary is intended as a guide and cruises may vary)

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