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Tall Ship: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

From £1490 per person

Deposit 25%. Final balance due 12 weeks before departure
Explore beautiful Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on a Gaff Rigger
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Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
This trip is suitable for both beginner and advanced sailors
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
Gaff Ketch
Vessel length
24m
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Private bunks
Insurance Required
Yes

Escape the crowds and set sail on an adventurous voyage sailing from the beautiful coastal town of Falmouth

7 nights: Various dates available May, June and September

Price: £1,490 per person

Explore the English Riviera and the gorgeous Isles of Scilly discovering some of the lovely coastal towns and anchorages that the South coast has to offer.

We don’t have a set itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights describe, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage. If the following voyage description is not fulfilled for any reason, the vessel owners or crew cannot be held responsible.

If the weather is in our favour, we’ll head to the stunning Isles of Scilly. The islands offer a certain quality of life – simpler, kinder and more peaceful. A quality long lost to many other parts of the UK. There are five inhabited islands – St Mary’s, Tresco, St Martin’s, Bryher and St Agnes, plus countless uninhabited ones to explore. Each Island has distinct characteristics. The Isles of Scilly also boast an incredible ancient history and archaeology, alongside sweeping sea views and rugged undeveloped coasts.

The Isles of Scilly lie squarely in the path of the Gulf Stream, creating a considerable improvement in the climate – surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and warmed by the North Atlantic Drift – Scilly has a milder climate than the mainland creating a haven for many types of flora and fauna. Migrating birds also rest here during their travels, making this an ideal spot for bird watching.

  • All meals onboard – including daily breakfast, lunch and evening meal
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Use of safety equipment
  • Accommodation in a twin bunk rooms
  • All instruction and lectures on board by fully qualified crew
  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Any shore excursions and meals onshore (unless otherwise stated)
  • VISA fees

ABOUT THE SHIP

TS Maybe has a rather famous history, built in 1929 and owned by Jan Jacob Van Rietschoten, father of the flying Dutchman, Cornelis ‘Conny’ Van Rietschoten, the only skipper to win the Whitbread Round the World Race twice. In the hands of the Rietschoten family, TS Maybe spent many years sailing around the world.

A major milestone in Maybe’s history is that she took part in the first ever International Tall Ships Race in 1956. She is now one of the few boats that took part in that first race to still be competing in the International Tall Ship Races. A real claim to fame!

In 1962, TS Maybe was bought by the Swiss family Hans Fehr, who were experienced sailors and enjoyed sailing in warmer climates. She sailed mainly around the Mediterranean and in the 1970s regularly crossed the Atlantic between the West Indies and the Mediterranean. IN the 1980s she also sailed through the Panama Canal and up the East coast of the USA to Canada.

Tall ship Maybe was sold to her present owners in 1989 and underwent another complete restoration retuning to sailing in 2007. She returned to the International Tall Ship Races in the Baltics in 2009. In 2011, TS Maybe was restored to her original gaff rig.

TS Maybe is a gaff ketch. This means that the sails are four-cornered, fore-and-aft rigged, controlled at it’s peak by a spar (pole) called the gaff. The distinguishing characteristic of a Ketch is that the forward of the two masts (the mainmast) is larger than the after mast (mizzen). TS Maybe has 7 sails.

The ship is 24m in length overall, and the height of the mainmast is 25m. TS Maybe is a strong seaworthy vessel built with extra strength by using steel frames, a hardwood hull and teak decking.

Below deck TS Maybe has three main areas. The furthest forward is the forepeak, where there is a 6-berth cabin and shower room. In the midships area are the galley, saloon, 4 further cabins and another shower room. Furthest aft is the ‘dog house’. This is where 2 crew members sleep along with all the navigations and radio equipment and the engine room. All the cabins have twin bunks with all bedding provided, a washbasin and plenty of storage place.

On sail training voyages TS Maybe sails with a total of 14 trainees and 4 crew members. All crew are experienced in their relevant field and are here to make sure you have a safe and fantastic time during your voyage.

MEALS

All meals are included in the price of your voyage along with tea and coffee. Breakfast, Lunch, cake in the afternoon and Dinner are prepared by our lovely chef and served in the comfortable saloon. Alcoholic drinks are available during meal times, at anchor and when the vessel is alongside in port.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS

If your voyage is sailing in foreign waters, you will require a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end of the voyage. You will be responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

INSURANCE

The vessel has Third Party Liability Insurance. All those sailing are required to take out relevant travel insurance to cover their voyage.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND SPECIAL DIETS

Please inform us in advance of any medical conditions you have and medication which you might need to bring with you. If you have any special dietary requirements it is essential you inform us prior to your voyage. We will make every effort to cater for all diets with prior notice.

Penzance, UK

Penzance, UK

We don’t have a set itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights describe, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage. If the following voyage description is not fulfilled for any reason, the vessel owners or crew cannot be held responsible.

If the weather is in our favour, we’ll head to the stunning Isles of Scilly. The islands offer a certain quality of life – simpler, kinder and more peaceful. A quality long lost to many other parts of the UK. There are five inhabited islands – St Mary’s, Tresco, St Martin’s, Bryher and St Agnes, plus countless uninhabited ones to explore. Each Island has distinct characteristics. The Isles of Scilly also boast an incredible ancient history and archaeology, alongside sweeping sea views and rugged undeveloped coasts.

The Isles of Scilly lie squarely in the path of the Gulf Stream, creating a considerable improvement in the climate – surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and warmed by the North Atlantic Drift – Scilly has a milder climate than the mainland creating a haven for many types of flora and fauna. Migrating birds also rest here during their travels, making this an ideal spot for bird watching.

Warm and waterproof clothing is very important, as it can get very cold during sailing, especially at night, even in the summer. A waterproof and windproof jacket is recommended to help keep warm and dry. Waterproof rubber-soled boots or shoes are also recommended to keep your feet dry and warm. Pack comfortable and practical clothing for all weather circumstances, the key is layers. It is recommended to pack in a soft bag that can be easily stored away as there is no room onboard for suitcases.

What we recommend you bring

  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Wet weather clothing – waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Clothing – enough clothing for all weather circumstances (think layers!!)
  • Deck boots or Deck shoes
  • Adaptor for European socket
  • Trainers or pumps (think of your old school plimsolls!)
  • Swimming gear
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Sea sickness medication
  • Personal medication
  • Book
  • Camera
  • Valid passport (voyages outside the UK)
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