Join us sailing the spectacular and beautiful coastal waters of Britain
and help to raise money to support education in Nepal.
and help to raise money to support education in Nepal.
The UK coastal waters are some of the most beautiful but testing to sail, having big tides, rocky shorelines and shifting sandbanks. Between May and July 2020 Corin and Andrew will sail ‘Moelwyn’, a 34’ yacht, right round the coast of Britain.
It’s going to be a challenging trip and will test their endurance but their motivation and aim is to raise funds for the charity Yolmo Connect.
You can take the opportunity to join this exciting adventure as the 1,800 mile trip has been split into seven legs. Lasting from between seven to 14 days duration each leg offers an exciting adventure for joining crew.
JOIN THE ADVENTURE
The trip is open to women and men to join in. (Marg will be joining us for some of the legs; Corin and Andrew are used to sailing with women as equals, and as skipper). We prefer crew to have some experience of sailing, or outdoor water-based sports. It is essential that crew members are used to participating in outdoor activities in the UK in inclement weather. If you are uncertain of your suitability please do contact us for a conversation.
We retain the right to decline a request to join the boat if we feel that someone would not enjoy, or cope with, the trip.
WILDLIFE AND ISLANDS
The coast of Britain is varied and beautiful, ranging from wide sandy beaches, to towering rocky sea cliffs. Journeying by sea, you will get a unique perspective not possible from the land. There will be ample opportunity to view wildlife; seabirds in particular will be in abundance and we anticipate dolphin sightings and hopefully whales too.
The whole of the UK coast provides a rich environment for wildlife watching: Scottish Isles from west to east, south past the Farne Islands, the lowland marshes of England's east coast, to the south westerly Scilly Isles, Lundy off the west coast of Wales and the Irish Sea.
Moelwyn is a 10.3m Bavaria yacht. She has been prepared for the trip with safety in mind and carries extensive safety equipment. She has six berths but the maximum number of people on any leg will be five.
The boat has already been sailed by us around the south and west coasts of England, Wales and Scotland for the last four years on numerous trips.
Most of the sailing will be during the long daylight hours, however a couple of passages may need to be taken through the night
Moelwyn is a fully equipped sailing yacht and carries all the recommended safety equipment including a liferaft and lifejackets for each crew member. We have recently fitted AIS, (automated identification system), meaning we emit a signal to other ships and can receive their signals on our chartplotter. We carry multiple electronic and paper charts for the British coastline and access to online and coastguard weather and inshore forecast information.
On board is a liferaft, lifejackets and tethers for each crew member, AIS (automatic identification system), EPIRB for night-time sailing, MOB tag system for crew, VHF radio. The boat has undergone a full maintenance programme prior to the trip.
CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT
A list will be provided nearer the time of departure. Essential items are a sleeping bag, winter-quality waterproof jacket and trousers.
You must only bring a soft bag - no wheeled cases please.
You will need to be physically able to move around a boat above deck and below whilst the boat is sailing in a moving sea. Prior to signing up for the trip we will ask if you have any medical conditions which we will need to take into account so that we know how to manage any adverse symptoms you may have, and action to take, whilst away from harbour.
Seasickness - many people suffer from seasickness, particularly on their first day at sea, tablets can be effective
You will need to travel to the departure port the day before the trip is due to leave. We are dependent on weather and tides and may have to leave early on the stated departure day.
Please note that you will need to arrange your own transport to and from different places when joining and leaving; we have selected start and end ports based on available public transport.
This is not a commercial venture and crew are not paying to join a professionally provided charter trip or a training course. The trip is taken on the basis of a group of friends sailing together and you will be expected to provide your own insurance for anything you might wish to insure.
PORTS & HARBOURS ALONG THE WAY
Scotland's West Coast
Starting from Greenock and ending in Mallaig.
Via the Mull of Kintyre unless conditions require a passage through the Crinan Canal.
Mull, Campbeltown, Gigha, Jura, Iona & Mull, Tobermory, Arisaig
Far Northerly Shores
Starting from Mallaig and ending in Wick.
Via Cape Wrath and the Orkney Islands.
Plockton, Raasay, Loch Ewe, Stornaway, Stromness & Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Scotland to England
Starting from Wick and ending in Amble.
Via the Isle of May
Lossiemouth, Stonehaven, Dundee, Lindisfarne, Farne Islands
England's Historic East Coast
Starting in Amble and ending in Shotley, near Felixstowe.
Via North Sea with
Whitby, Wells-next-the-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, River Deben (Woodbridge)
South Coast Sailing
Starting from Felixstowe and ending in Weymouth
Via the Kent coast and Isle of Wight.
Mersea Island, Ramsgate, Brighton, Chichester, Cowes (Isle of Wight), Poole
Land's End and Islands
Starting in Weymouth and ending in Milford Haven.
Via Scilly Isles, Land's End and Lundy.
Dartmouth, Plymouth, Falmouth, St Mary's (Scilly Isles), Lundy
Celtic Seas and Countries
Starting in Milford Haven ending in Greenock.
Via the Celtic Sea and Irish Sea.
Dun Laoghaire (Dublin), Strangford Lough, Arklow, Bangor, Ballycastle, Holy Loch (Arran).
A chart showing the planned route around Britain