The Norfolk Broads offer an idyllic backdrop to some of the finest sailing holidays in the UK. Go through the harmony associated with Broads from the absolute comfort of a sailing boat. Sail quietly past reed beds, observe wildlife and relish the broad Broadland heavens. If you should be happy, you could even see an otter or two!
An array of yachts from two to eight berths is present for hire, including traditional wood built gaff or gunter rigged yachts and modern-day GRP yachts with Bermudan rigs for ease of management. You will find boats offered to suit all quantities of experience. All yachts have comfortable interiors with bedding furnished, and onboard cooking services. It's not always useful on some yachts to possess a shower, but you can find baths offered at various areas around the Norfolk Broads. All ships tend to be provided with an information folder.
Sailing university fees with an RYA skilled trainer has to be scheduled in advance of your vacation; there is also a chance to gain sailing qualifications. It is possible to employ a yacht from any of our basics for per week and figure out how to sail simultaneously. 'Top-up' sailing university fees is also possible with a qualified RYA instructor for a couple hours or every day at the beginning of the break if you are a bit rusty or you need discover the tips of sailing on the streams regarding the Norfolk Broads during these purpose built yachts.
Our 3 fleets sail from Ludham, just from the River Thurne, Martham from the Thurne above Potter Heigham bridge and from Upton Dyke off the River Bure.
From Ludham, our fleet of historical 1930s old-fashioned wood cruising yachts don't have any motors onboard so might be eco-friendly and gives the experienced sailor a sail the best. The Hunter Family built these yachts especially for the Norfolk Broads over 80 years ago and boast a compliment of five 2 berths, five 3 berths and four 4 berth cabin yachts.
Sail some record whenever you charter 'Zoe' from Martham, built over a century ago and also the earliest yacht offered to employ regarding the Norfolk Broads. ‘Zoe’, a Victorian gaff-rigged counter stern is good for the traditionalist with some earlier cruising knowledge. Our base at Martham has actually a sizable selection of gaff-rigged and Bermudan rigged wood and GRP yachts, all with engines and some with baths.
At Upton it is only a fast engine out of the dyke onto the River Bure where you will undoubtedly be cruising. The Upton yachts tend to be contemporary and well-equipped, with a furling jib, electric refrigerator, fuel heating and many with baths. If you want one thing somewhat simpler to sail, then take to 'Tropical Wind', a great, easy to sail boat with a Bermudan rig, self furling jib and winch lowered mast.
Barton Charter Yacht Regatta
Book a boat and somewhere within the yearly Barton Regatta, held especially for charter yachts and sponsored by Waterways Holidays. This present year's Regatta is
Created in 1977, the Regatta remains an extremely well-known sailing occasion today and will continue to happen throughout the second or third week of October every year.
The Regatta is available to members who possess previous cruising experience. Over 30 yachts participate, with individuals competing in a number of friendly events over four days, starting on Monday. A prize giving night is held on Thursday of each Regatta week and includes an informal three course sit down supper. There are two main various other optional night personal occasions during the few days. Book a seven evening holiday starting Saturday on chosen yachts from either Upton or Martham and enjoy a few days sailing prior to the Regatta getting to know your vessel while heading towards Barton wide. On the Friday you can have a leisurely cruise back once again to base, coming back your yacht by Saturday morning.