How to sail a Dutch barge – Leeboards.

When people see our traditional sailing barge for the first time, one of the most often asked questions we hear is “What are those big paddles on the sides for?”

Well, they are not paddles! ¬†They are known in English speaking countries as ‘leeboards’. The Dutch call them ‘Zwaarden’ which oddly translates to English as ‘Swords’.

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Sailing trips from Truro. Our 2019 season.

At anchor at Trelissick, at the southern end of the River Fal

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.

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Sailing in Cornwall, a relaxed and family friendly activity!

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?

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