Sat, 12 Aug|
9 Three River Voyage
12 August - 20 August Coast and River from £1640 Starting in Totnes on the Dart we sail to the River Lyhner and up the Tamar to Cotehele, to Plymouth for the Firework Competition, across to Falmouth for the Tall Ships Race start and up the Fal to Truro.
Time & Location
12 Aug, 17:00 – 20 Aug, 10:00
Totnes, Steamer Quay Rd, Totnes TQ9 5UH, UK
About the event
Boarding will take place between 17:00 at the quayside at Long Marsh in Totnes. There is a pretty 25 minute riverside walk from the mainline station to the quayside or it is a short taxi ride. Long term parking available immediately next to the quay. Following your safety briefing we will serve dinner and there is time to get to know your fellow guests.
The first day we have an early 07:00 start down the Dart, across Start Bay, round Start Point to Salcombe and an anchorage up the Kingswear Estuary at Salt Rock by lunch time. There will be time to run ashore in Boo our tender or just settle in for a quiet afternoon on board.
We should have time to enjoy a good breakfast before we leave Salcombe and cross Bigbury Bay to Plymouth Sound and past the naval docks into the Lyhner River and the Dandy Hole anchorage.
The next morning we will lower the topmast and get Snark ready to cruise up the Tamar under Brunel's famous bridge to Cotehele Quay (see picture above) where we can berth at high tide for three hours giving time to walk up to the beautiful Cotehele Manor House or just explore the ancient quay. We need to head back down river a few miles to find a safe anchorage for the night at Pentile.
We will cruise back down the river on the morning ebb tide and find an anchorage at Jennycliffe in Plymouth Sound to raise and re set the top mast and prepare for the spectacular International Fireworks Competition off Mount Batten breakwater.
Then off across the bay to Carrick Roads and Falmouth where we will anchor overnight amongst the assembled tall ships prior to joining the tall ships parade of sail the following morning and watching the start of their race to La Corona. We will head the other way to find an anchorage on the Fal for the night.
Our last sailing day takes us up the Truro River at high tide to the historic docks right to the heart of Cornwall's capital where we will berth on the mud overnight.
Disembarkation is by 10:00 the following morning. The mainline train station is a short taxi ride away or stroll through the city centre past the Cathedral and historic quarter.
Owners Cabin for 2 people, full board.
Single berth in a twin or single cabin, full board.