Our sailing season 2019 has come to an end. Although our tours are very dependent on the weather we are happy to say we were out on the water for almost all of our planned sailing trips. The River Fal is beautiful whether it is spring, summer or autumn and each part of the season offers unique experiences. We both have a real passion for the River Fal, its nature and heritage and are already looking forward to new adventures in 2020.Continue reading “Sailing trips from Truro. Our 2019 season.”
Most people have a perception of a sailing trip as being a boat heeled over, splashing and bouncing its way excitingly across choppy waters. While this might be true of many sailing trips and what some people want to experience, we aim to offer something quite different.
Sailing in our minds should be a gentle, engaging and magical experience suitable for all generations of family, friends and individuals. It should be an experience to tempt those who have never sailed before onto the water, but also be appreciated by seasoned sailors alike. It should be about more than just sailing, but also about discovering and seeing a beautiful area in a way that enhances the journey, quietly under sail!
So what is our recipe for such an experience?Continue reading “Sailing in Cornwall, a relaxed and family friendly activity!”
The crew onboard Sailing barge Drifter exploit every chance to get under sail. This is what makes every one of our sailing trips different.
Different wind conditions and states of tide mean the challenge that we set ourselves is always that, a challenge. Sometimes it is an easy sail over the current, other times there is need to tack and gybe (changing direction often) to find the best route. On some occasions we also have to concede defeat, but usually only because the time that passengers have onboard is limited and there is a lot to see, and so the engine is started but only used until such time that we can get under sail once more.Continue reading “Sailing past the King Harry Ferry, River Fal, Cornwall.”
The River Fal is an enchanting river, with steep densely wooded banks along most of its length. Although not wide, it is very deep in parts allowing large ships to sometimes moor within or navigate to Truro for cargo.Continue reading “A tour of the River Fal”
Drifter spent winter 2018/19 alongside the historic quayside at Truro. This wonderful small city is the capital of Cornwall and is approx 9 miles from the sea. To get here we sailed from Falmouth, across the Carrick Roads and into the River Fal. This then leads onto the Truro River of which the City is the limit of navigation.