East Coast Cruising

Sailing like it used to be. Get hands on in a way you never have before on classic wooden yachts. This is a trip for under 18s.

Adventure in the East 

Sailing aboard traditional yachts, a Deep Sea Smack called Pioneer and the Thames Sailing Barge Thalatta , East Coast Cruising is a heady mix of fun and adventure.

Explore the remote, peaceful backwaters of the River Blackwater, visit new towns, even see seals playing in the wild. This trip is run with the Pioneer Sailing Trust.

You might be sailing on a new type of yacht, but the essence of your first time trip is retained. Water fights? Crabbing? Games? Yep, you have still got the lot!

2023 trip dates

Under 18s
Monday 14 - Friday 18 August

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"I was in very good company and mixed with the fresh air, the oxygen went to our heads a bit! We had a good laugh." - Woody

Leanna's Story

"Leanna’s confidence has grown and her self-belief has increased massively.​" - Leanna's Mum

New dreams. A sense she can overcome anything. A love for sailing. That's what Leanna took from her second trip with the Trust. Leanna was a baby when she was diagnosed with leukaemia, but her mum Aimee says she still faces challenges on a daily basis.

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