Appledore Sails offers three types of sailing:

Short trips around the picturesque Torridge Taw Estuary just for yourselves on an Appledore built two masted traditional lugger, 'Jez-y-belle'.

Privately charter 'Patron', a 31 foot skippered yacht, for short trips, for a day trip to Lundy or Clovelly, for a weekend or longer.

Hire a RYA qualified commercial offshore yacht master - to move your boat, for training, or to skipper your own charter holiday.

Your skipper....

Niki Tait, your skipper, learnt to sail in the estuary at Appledore in a small 7ft 9 inch gunter rig traditional Fairley Marine 'Duckling', before she ventured out in bigger boats over Bideford Bar and to sea. Her home water is the Bristol Channel . She is an RYA trained and examined commercial sail offshore yachtmaster. Diesel engine maintenance, VHF radio, radar, first aid and sea survival training have also all be undertaken.

She has sailed Patron to Wales, Ireland and around its South Coast, to the Scillies, the Channel Islands and across to St Malo and the medieval town of Dinan in France. She has also taken Patron up to Bristol, Sharpness and into Gloucester, experiencing first hand the second largest tidal range in the world.

Her experience also includes sailing in Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Canaries, Caribbean, Thailand and Myanmar.

Her aim is to provide you with an unforgettable sailing experience and a brilliant day or holiday.

What guests say:

I really enjoyed sailing down to Bideford, and around the estuary in Jez-y-belle. A beautiful, traditional little boat, sailing in her was a reminder of times past, a really memorable experience.

(Estuary Trip)

We really enjoyed our trip over the bar in Patron - lovely boat, skipper and place - many thanks for the day and the memory, and looking forward to next time!
Clive and Margaret
(Half Day Trip)

An exciting and exhilarating experience - we look forward to coming again.
Chris and Jill
(Day trip to Clovelly)

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Appledore Sails, Rock House, 1 The Quay, Appledore, Devon, EX39 1QS | Tel: 01237 423163 Mob: 0780 2713435
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