Polly Agatha Sailing Schedule 2020

Other trips will be added over the next couple of months but we like to keep some dates open for your special bespoke events be they private trips for family and friends or corporate events for your clients and staff. Call Mark to discuss your requirements. Contact us.

Trip 1


Friday 27th march to Sunday 29th march

The beautiful Dorset coastline

Our first Short break of the season  from our home at Portland Marina. A ‘taster’ perhaps for those who want to check out the Pilot Cutter experience. A two day trip with two nights aboard in the sheltered waters of Weymouth Bay and along the beautiful Dorset coastline that includes Lulworth Cove, Worbarrow Bay and Chapman’s Pool.
Depending of course on the wind and weather we can explore this lovely stretch of water perhaps spending a quiet night at anchor in Lulworth Cove or maybe in the bustling bars and restaurants of old Weymouth.


£260.00 pp – Two nights aboard

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Polly Agatha - Yacht Charter and Holiday Gallery

Trip 2


Friday 3rd April to Sunday 5th April

Short Break – Taster

Another short break cruise. A “taster’ for those who perhaps don’t yet want to commit to a longer trip. Two days of sailing with two nights aboard along the beautiful coast of east Dorset. Depending, as ever, on wind and weather perhaps a night at anchor in picturesque and atmospheric Lulworth Cove or maybe an evening in the bustling bars and restaurants of Weymouth.


£260.00 pp – Two nights aboard

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Trip 3


Thursday 9th April to Monday 13th April

Easter Getaway

Our  Easter Getaway cruise. Four days of sailing from our base in Portland along the historic and beautiful East Dorset coast with possible stopovers (depending of course on wind and weather) in Lulworth Cove, Mupe Bay, Warbarrow Bay and Chapman’s Pool. Then perhaps around St Aldhelms Head to Studland Bay – hopefully with a run ashore to the Banks Arms – or perhaps into Poole for an evening in the bustling bars and restaurants of the Town Quay waterfront.


£520.00 pp – Four nights aboard

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Trip 4


Friday 17 april -Sunday 19th April

Short Break – Taster

Another short break cruise. A ‘taster’ for those who perhaps don’t yet want to commit to a longer trip. Two days of sailing with two nights aboard along the Dorset coast.


£260.00 pp – Two nights aboard

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Polly Agatha - Yacht Charter and Holiday Gallery

Trip 6


saturday 23rd May to monday 25th May

Spring Bank Holiday short break

A short week-end break for the Spring Bank Holiday to cruise the Dorset coastline.


£260.00 pp – two nights aboard

  

 

 

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Trip 5


Wednesday 6th May to wednesday 20th May (whole trip) or shorter legs are available.

 

Channel Islands Cruise

Our first long cruise of the season, a trip to the Channel Islands to enjoy the 75th anniversary Liberation Day celebrations and to cruise the beautiful Islands of Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney.

These are destinations that I know well having lived, worked and sailed in Guernsey for a number of years. The Liberation Day celebrations on the 9th May are a Bank Holiday highlight in the Channel Islands (it’s a public Holiday there to celebrate their Liberation
on May 9th 1945).  This is a special celebration on the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2. There are events all around the harbour in St Peter Port, including music, street fairs and of course the buzzing restaurants and bars of the town (and believe me there are some great restaurants, bars and clubs in St. Peter Port).
We plan to be in St Peter Port to enjoy the celebrations, and we will be in the company of an illustrious WW2 participant in the form of HMS Medusa.

The Medusa is a harbour defence motor launch and is the only remaining example of her type in sea going condition. She formed part of the Western task force in the invasion of Normandy and with her then ‘state of the art’ RDF bravely led the minesweepers which cleared channels through the minefields for the incoming invasion fleet on the morning of D Day. She then remained on station under fire for 30 hours. In May 1945 she also took the surrender of the German forces in Ijmuiden. She has been lovingly preserved in immaculate condition and will be open to visitors.

After the celebrations  and depending, as ever, on weather, wind and tide we then hope to explore the other Channel Islands. Returning to the UK on 20th May.


£1500 pp – whole trip; £650 (6/5 -10/5); £650 (12/5 – 16/5); £360 (18/5 – 20/5)

                 

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Trip 7


friday 29th may – sunday 31st may – 2 nights 

Summer short break


Make the most of the long days of end of May whilst the anchorages and marinas are still quiet to cruise the Dorset coast. 


£260 per person – 2 Nights aboard

 

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Trip 8


friday 5th june to wednesday 10th  June

Early summer short Channel Islands cruise.

Join Polly in Portland for a mile building ‘fast cruise’ to the Channel Islands. Hopefully taking in a couple of stops on the way possibly including Cherbourg, Alderney and Guernsey.

We finish in St Peter Port on Wednesday 10th June.


£650.00 pp – five nights aboard

 

 

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Trip 9


Frday 12th June – Saturday 13th June

 Guernsey island hopping.


From St Peter Port day sailing to Herm or Sark for lunch in the tranquil anchorage at Rosier (Herm) or Havre Gosselin (Sark) or perhaps visiting some of the beautiful bays  on the South of the Island itself (the broad sweep of Moulin Huet or the crystal turquoise waters of Fermain)  

£220.00 PP – one NIGHT ABOARD (or £100 per day  taking a meal in town).

 

                        

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Trip 10


15th June – 26th June

Setsail Trust in Guernsey


Polly Agatha works with other Pilot Cutters to take Young People sailing who live on the Islands but may not ever get the chance to experience the sea.


FULLY BOOKED

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Trip 11


saturday 27th June – Monday 29th June

St Peter Port to Portland


Mile building trip back to Portland perhaps via Alderney. The exact route will depend on wind and weather but another great opportunity to cross the Channel.


£240 PP – 2 Nights aboard

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Yacht Charter - Paimpol Music Festival

Trip 12


Monday 6th July – Monday 20th july

Brest/Douarnenez – Festivals of the Sea


A wonderful trip to the famous Brest and Douarnenez festivals. Held every 4 years these wonderful festivals are a celebration of  traditional sailing, sea craft and music held in the beautiful old ports of Brest and Douarnenez.
We set off from Portland on the 6th and head for the Chenal du Four with possible stopovers in the Channel Islands or ports along the north coast of Brittany depending, as ever, on wind and weather. 

We plan to arrive at Brest in time for the start of the Festival on 10th July and enjoy a few days relaxing at the festival or sailing in the sheltered waters of Rade de Brest. Brest is of course the major French naval base on the Atlantic cost dating back to Napoleonic times and if you want to get a feeling for the area and its naval history  (and perhaps get in the mood for the trip) you could do worse than read ‘Hornblower and the Hotspur’ (not that we are planning for adventure  and ‘daring-do’ on that scale!).

On 14th or 15th we will set off through the Goulet de Brest  and cruise in company with an amazing array of traditional vessels of all shapes and sizes to the Old Port of Douarnenez.

Douarnenez is a delightful picturesque harbour dating back to the 14thC and is small enough offer a more intimate atmosphere perhaps than the grandeur of Brest. However, it is also a thriving fishing port with real  buzz and a very Breton feel to the bars and restaurants on the quay side.    

Fourteen nights aboard  but expect to eat a few meals ashore to enjoy the atmosphere of the festivals and get the most out of the French/Breton cuisine particularly the wonderful seafood. Please note also that you can do as much or as little of this trip as you wish. The trip can be broken into legs or stages e.g. some may prefer to make their own way back after either of the festivals or indeed meet us out there for the celebrations and/or the  cruising – call Mark to discuss your requirements.)

 


£2000.00 for the full fourteen nights or £150 per night for any part of the trip -you choose

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Other trips will be added over the next couple of months but we like to keep some dates open for your special bespoke events be they private trips for family and friends or corporate events for your clients and staff. Call Mark to discuss your requirements.