On 23rd June, Boris Johnson announced easing of the Coronavirus restrictions within England from the 4th July. In particular, general social distancing will be reduced to a minimum of 1m+ and many tourism/hospitality based businesses can begin to reopen.Continue reading “July 4th Coronavirus update. Boat trips on the River Fal, Cornwall.”
Our 2020 sailing season is due to start in May and end in September.
We are keeping ourselves well informed and guided by the government with regard to COVID-19, and will be following any advisories or restrictions accordingly.
It is already clear that controls put in place (and their likely duration) will severely affect our ability to offer sailing trips throughout 2020.Continue reading “How COVID-19 will affect our 2020 sailing season.”
It is mid March 2020. The weather throughout this winter has been mostly cold, wet and windy. Drifter has been protected from the worst of it by placing her under cover in an open ended shed at a boatyard near Plymouth. This type of facility is useful, but is few and far between in the UK so we were very pleased to find a suitable space in one of the sheds at the friendly Voyager boat yard at Millbrook, on the Cornish side of the River Tamar. Here we have been working most days since November on our beautiful barge.Continue reading “Our winter maintenance… and some!”
When people see a Dutch sailing barge for the first time, one of the most often asked questions is “What are those big paddles on the sides for?”
Well, they are not paddles! They are known in English speaking countries as ‘leeboards’, or to use the Dutch word, ‘Zwaarden’ which literally translates to English as ‘Swords’.
If you are looking for a unique present, consider our sailing vouchers. Our sailing tours suit all generations and are a great outdoor experience. We offer relaxed family friendly sailing in sheltered waters exploring one of Cornwall most beautiful rivers.Continue reading “Experience day gift vouchers – sailing in Cornwall”