2022 Round Britain Cruise
After two years of stop-start planning and general frustration, we have decided we need to do something exciting, challenging and possibly a little crazy next season. So, we are going to sail Snark around Britain. We will visit the four nations that make up Great Britain, stopping off at each nation’s capital as well as other historic ports.
Why not join us and help sail Snark on her epic adventure. No previous sailing experience is needed but we will expect you to do your bit to help with the sailing; we will provide suitable training onboard. Some legs will involve quite challenging sailing and less time in port, others will allow more shore time. See the more detailed descriptions on the event page.
Where are we going
Starting from Plymouth we have split the trip into ten legs, each covering a particular part of the British coast. Each leg will be involved between 5 and 9 sailing days, with embarkation the afternoon before and disembarkation the morning after.
nark will coast hop between ports and anchorages, covering between 25 and 50 nautical miles per day and on a few days up to 60 miles. In total we will sail over 2000 miles over three months. There will be time on some days to explore the interesting harbours and anchorages we visit, while on others we will be sailing for most of the day.
1 English Channel 1 June – 8 June Plymouth to Eastbourne
2 White Cliffs 11 June – 18 June Eastbourne to London
3 The Thames 21 June – 27 June London to Gt Yarmouth
4 Anglia 30 June – 7 July Gt. Yarmouth to Whitby
5 Northumbria 10 July – 17 July Whitby to Edinburgh
6 Herring Coast 20 July – 27 July Leith to Inverness
7 Scottish Lochs 30 July – 10 Aug Inverness to Belfast
8 Irish Sea 13 Aug – 20 Aug Belfast to Caernarfon
9 Cymru 23 Aug – 31 Aug Caernarfon to Cardiff
10 West Country 3 Sept – 13 Sept Cardiff to Plymouth
We hope to cover as much of the trip under sail as possible but to maintain our schedule we may have to motor for some of the way. We may also have days when the weather is unsuitable, and we have to stay in harbour. Hopefully we can make up the lost time, but it is possible we may have to end a leg at an earlier port. We will offer you the choice of disembarking on the appointed day at a different port, or alternatively, you will be welcome to stay on board for no additional tariff and help us get Snark to her scheduled destination a day or two late. Any incidental costs associated with either option will be your responsibility, check that your travel insurance covers any rebooking expenses etc.
You can book online, first purchase a reservation ticket to reserve your place. Then purchase a confirmation ticket to secure your booking. one or more legs. You can join consecutive legs however you will need to stay ashore for the three-night intermediate layover, to give the crew time to prepare the boat for the next leg and give them a break! We are licenced to take up to 12 passengers but for this trip we are limiting the number to 6 per leg to ensure we can provide the best service. That is only 60 places in total. Feel free to message us if you have any questions you would like answered before booking.
20/20 early booking discounts
It always helps us to know we have advance bookings in the bag. So, we are offering an early bird discount of 20% available up until the 20th December or we have reached 20% capacity whichever comes first. After this all places will be full price, so book early!
On each leg one place will be available at a 50% discounted price for one trainee crew member who will be expected to work their passage supporting both hospitality and deck work. So, you will need some appropriate experience and/or qualifications. Send us your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and which leg/s you want to join. If you meet our needs, we will send you a discount code for booking the tickets. This cannot be combined with a 20/20 discount.