Explore the Coves of the West Country
This trip starts and finishes in the historic Dockyard port of Plymouth, home to the Royal Navy since at least the 17th century. We have no firmly fixed cruising programme, but weather, tide, and levels of enthusiasm will determine where we go; the stunning crystal-clear waters of the Isles of Scilly are within 24 hours of Plymouth by yacht, while the picturesque Devonshire towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe are just round the corner. There are quiet rivers like the Yealm and the Helford where time seems to slip past in a flash, and enormous natural harbours like Plymouth and Falmouth which offer a substantial amount of sheltered sailing in relatively adverse weather.
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As with most CUYC trips, this trip will be a mix of sailing and time on land if the crew wants, with time in ports and at anchor. There may be some longer passages involved if more adventurous destinations (e.g. Isles of Scilly, North Cornwall, or the Channel Islands) are favoured, but this is weather- and crew- dependent.
As a crew member, you'll sleep on board the yacht in your sleeping bag and be actively involved in sailing the boat, as well as with the shopping, cooking, and cleaning. The first mate and skipper will be on hand to teach those new to sailing the ropes!
On top of the base cost of the trip, you will need to cover expenses such as food and marina fees (around £50 to £80) and pay for your own travel to and from Plymouth.
Once the crew has been confirmed, the skipper may arrange for the crew to meet in Cambridge to get to know each other.
|The skipper on this trip is William Eustace - a friendly and experienced skipper who has spent several summers pottering around the West Country and the south coast on a much smaller yacht than Skylark.