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Sailing Adventure

Ipswich to Inverness - Passage Making Masterclass

April 22nd to May 4th


This is a 12 day journey up the east coast of Britain aboard the luxury 57’ Oyster sailing yacht Asante.  While suitable for all, the experience is perhaps especially suited for those yachtsmen who are looking to log sea miles towards the Yachtmaster qualification and gain the all-important practical experience in both passage planning and pilotage. With at least three 60-mile qualifying passages, night sails, anchorages and numerous marinas to approach then this is the ideal trip.  But you may wish to simply improve your navigational knowledge and seamanship skills so with a highly experienced Yachtmaster Instructor onboard who has logged over 120,000 sea miles then this is also the trip for you.  And finally, simply enjoy the sights that the East coast of England and Scotland have to offer in a comfort rarely afforded on such a journey.


Saturday April 22ndJoin Asante 3pm - Ipswich to Harwich7NM
Sunday April 23rdHarwich to Lowestoft44NM
Monday April 24rdLowestoft to Hartlepool183NM
Tuesday April 25thLowestoft to Hartlepool
Wednesday April 26thHartlepool to Newcastle/Blythe23/29NM
Thursday April 27thRest day
Friday April 28thNewcastle/Blythe to Holy Island43/37NM
Saturday April 29thHoly Island to Peterhead111NM
Sunday April 30thHoly Island to Peterhead
Monday May 1stRest day
Tuesday May 2ndPeterhead to Inverness96NM
Wednesday May 3ndPeterhead to Inverness
Thursday May 4rdDepart yacht 10am

Saturday April 22nd                        Join us aboard Asante and after a safety briefing, we will motor down the Orwell to drop anchor ready for our departure the following morning. 

Navigation Training

This adventure provides you with the opportunity to put in practice your navigation skills and further develop them with the short and longer passages including night sails. With the input of an YMI instructor showing perhaps a different way of doing things to remove the stress and issues when planning a longer passage.  We will look at using paper charts and tidal stream atlas as well as using electronic charts and aids to the best effect. Spending more time enjoying the sailing than spending it hunched over a chart table missing out on the fun when sailing offshore.


There will be a number of opportunities to gain new skills on pilotage with entry day and night into harbours and the wonderful Holy Island where we will anchor. We will share with you what works and what does not work when developing pilotage plans allowing you  to enhance your skills using both traditional methods and electronic aids.

Price - £1,500 per person

What’s Included

  • All meals aboard
  • All bedding including towels
  • All fuel and marina cost
  • Lifejackets
  • Your own cabin
  • Daily tuition

What’s Not Included

  • Meals Ashore
  • Sailing & Travel Insurance
  • Travel to and from Asante
  • Waterproof Clothing

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