The Western Adventure offers a fantastic blend of exhilarating sailing on the edge of the Atlantic, wonderful wildlife, and the chance to experience the beauty and culture of Cornwall, Northern Brittany and the Channel Islands in one amazing grand tour. Join us on an early summer evening at Penzance and discuss ppans and options for the week ahead.. Breathe the fresh West Country air and sail on the first tide. Where to? If the winds are fair it could be directly to Brittany but we might choose a shorter first cruise – perhaps to an anchorage at Mullion Cove or around the Lizard to the tranquil beauty of the Helford River. Here we could take the dinghy to Frenchman’s Creek and ashore to the pub opposite Porth Navas. Imagine the scenes from Du Maurier’s books. Too soon its time to go, Butwwhatever we do there’s an adventure ahead with an epic 120 mile sail across to France. We’ll settle into the routine of watches, work together to steer the yacht on a compass course, trim sails for good speed, and watch the sun set astern. A summer night on a sailing yacht at sea is a wonderful experience and we’ll hope for the company of dolphins along the way. Next day we’ll watch with excitement and satisfaction as the spectacular coast of Brittany rises from the southern horizon. Here we can choose from a feast of remote islands, charming fishing villages and medieval market towns, and enjoy the Celtic culture and hospitality in this special region of France. As we cruise eastwards through clear blue waters the Channel Islands lie ahead.. This is champagne sailing and we’ll make time to visit lively Guernsey, anchor by the lovely jewel of Sark and go ashore there to enjoy the charm of an island free of roads and cars. Our final destination –delightful Jersey in the Channel Islands – lies on the southern horizon and after carrying the tide on a last super passage we’ll arrive in the centre of St Helier. Time to go ashore to celebrate a week of adventure sailing to remember always. Why not stay a little longer and see more of Jersey or the other Channel Islands.
Travel: Penzance: Mainline trains (First Great Western) from London Paddington and connections from Plymouth and Exeter to the rest of the UK. National Express coaches from London and many other cities. Nearest airports are Plymouth and Newquay. Jersey (St Helier): Lots of flights from many airports in UK, Ireland and France. High speed ferries (Condor) from Poole and Weymouth. Ferry to St Malo and thence ferries to Portsmouth.