Cross Channel & Yacht Distance Cruises

Distance Yacht Sailing, Holiday, Cruise to channel Islands
Alderney Beach – Yacht Sailing Holiday Cruise
Channel Island Sailing Trip
Herm – Channel Isles

Cross channel and distance yacht sailing cruises and holidays are a fantastic way to see a variety of destinations. Sail, cruise and explore by yacht, the delights of France, Normandy, the West Country and the Channel Islands. It makes a great yacht sailing holiday. Crossing the English Channel by yacht on one of our ‘Channel Hops’ is an unforgettable experience! Obtain that all important mile-building for your RYA yachting logbook, build valuable day and night sailing experience, make foreign landfalls… and of course… sample the rich delights of the culture, cuisine and wine!

 

Dolphins Mid Channel on Yacht Cruise
Dolphins Mid Channel on 5 Day Yacht Cruise from Solent

2018 Cross ‘Channel Hops’ & Distance Yacht Cruise.

Crossing the English Channel by yacht on one of our ‘Channel Hops’ is an unforgettable experience! Obtain that all important mile-building for your RYA yachting logbook, build valuable day and night sailing experience, make foreign landfalls… and of course… sample the rich delights of the culture, cuisine and wine!  For more detailed info on where you might go and some useful tips – See a blog here…

 

Dates / Prices:

3 Day ‘Bank Holiday’ Weekend ‘Channel Hops’ & Cruises
(6pm Friday – 4pm Monday)

  • 26-28 May 2018 ‘Cross Channel’  £449 ( 3 spaces)
  • 25/26/27 Aug ‘Cross Channel’   £449 (3 Spaces)

5 & 7 Day  Cross Channel / Channel Islands Cruise
(0930 hrs Monday – 4pm Friday or Sunday)

  • 9 – 13 July     (5 Day) ‘Cross Channel’   £549 (spaces)
  • 17 – 21 Sept (5 Day) ‘Cross Channel’  £549 (spaces)
  • 22-26 Oct     (5 Day) ‘Cross Channel’  £549 (spaces)
  • 12-18 Nov    (7 Day) ‘Cross Channel / Channel Island’  £699 (spaces)
  • 3-9 Dec (7 Day) – ‘Cross Channel / Channel Island’  – £699 (spaces)
Passage Planning - Channel Island / France 7 Day Yacht Cruise
Passage Planning – Channel Island / France 7 Day Yacht Cruise

You will have the opportunity to take part in navigation and pilotage and thoroughly test your knowledge and sailing skills – as well as having fun! You can take responsibility as the Skipper for your log book miles, passage plan and run the boat with the reassurance that our professional Skipper is on hand at all times to oversee and aid when required. Everyone will take part in the watch system and running of the boat as active members of the crew.

Your itinerary will depend upon prevailing wind and weather conditions but for 3 day cross channel hops expect to go to Cherbourg or Alderney and back and for 5 or 7 day yacht cruises expect to visit some of the following: St Vaast, Cherbourg, Diellette, Alderney, Guernsey and Jersey. The scenery is spectacular and the experience unforgettable.

Please Note: On all these cruises and cross channel passages the routes and sailing areas have to be determined by the weather and crew capabilities and safety is of primary concern. If conditions make a channel crossing impossible then it may be more prudent to do a Jurassic Coast cruise or use more sheltered waters available when necessary. The decision for the cruising areas to be used is taken by the Skipper and Directors of the company.

Cross Channel & Distance Yacht Cruise Price Includes the below:  (Please note – There is a shared mooring fee kitty between the clients – budget approximately on £45 for 7 day trip, £35 for a  5 day trip and £20 for a 3 day trip but it depends which marinas we visit… and how many are on board)

  • Professional Skipper
  • Accommodation Aboard
  • Food & Drink Aboard (excludes any evening meals taken ashore)
  • Fuel
  • Safety Equipment
  • Wet Weather Gear

Check out some great places to eat ashore here…
And a bit about the various ports here…

Canary Islands Yacht Cruise
Canary Islands Yacht Cruise

Adventure Sailing in Canary Islands 2018: Jan 27– Feb 3
(please enquire)

£685 Shared Cabin
£885 Single Occupancy
+ Flights  Canary Islands Adventure Sail / Flotilla – Click  where we get to explore the largest marine preserve in Europe.

 May in Greece around the islands and an ‘Assisted Flotilla’ experience.  We also plan to visit Scotland to explore the Scottish West Coast Islands and take in a couple of distilleries and some island exploration.

  • 7 Day Greek Islands Cruise  May– £685  (register your interest with us now) See here 
  • Scotlands West Coast Islands Yacht Sailing Cruise 7 Day (Sat – Sat) from Oban – £780 July

To Book:
Email Us: info@yachtforce.co.uk
Call Us: 02380 016450

Spinnaker prep on 5 Day Cross Channel Yacht Cruise
Spinnaker prep on 5 Day Cross Channel Yacht Cruise

What Our Clients Say:
Ross Henderson, Easter Cross Channel Cruise – ‘I thought the way you constantly educate the crew and explain the reason for taking action or your thought process behind anything from sail trim to navigation was very well received. It is great to be on a yacht and constantly receive this education’. 

Steve Hicks says, ‘Buster puts all the stuff you learn on RYA courses into perspective and teaches you to be a sailor not just how to sail’.

Last updated: 8/5/18