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Classic Sailing Holidays, RYA Courses and Skippered Yacht Charter from Hamble in the Solent, on our luxury 55ft Classic Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter - Annabel J

Cornwall, Scilly Isles, Tall Ships race 2014, Brittany, France, the Channel Isles and the Canaries


Classic Sailing Holidays on our Skippered luxury Bristol Pilot Cutter. Based in the Solent, voyages take us along the south coast, the Scilly Isles, the Channel Isles, France, Brittany, Cornwall and Scotland. All voyages are suitable for beginners and experienced sailors alike, and are hands on sailing in the traditional way, but with the modern comforts of a luxury classic yacht.  Ideal for singles, individuals, families and groups.

You do the sailing, and the pace is always tailored to your abilities; consequently, all voyages are suitable for novices as well as the hardened sailors. Our Skipper and crew are very experienced and will instruct you in all aspects of sailing. We have a passion for traditional sailing and aim to provide an enjoyable, rewarding and exciting experience. Annabel J is traditionally rigged so is very much a hands-on adventure. However, there is no pressure if you just want to sit back and enjoy the view!

We specialise in Skippered Sailing holidays for singles, individuals as well as families and groups. Annabel J is also available as a whole boat charter for special events such as Birthdays and Corporate Events.  We attend Classic Festivals such as Paimpol, Brest and Douarnenez

2014 Tall Ships Regatta.  A special event this year for you is to take part in the Tall Ships Regatta from Falmouth to Greenwich.  We sail in company with up to 30 Tall Ships just like days of old when these Pilot Cutters would sail to seek incoming Tall Ships to deliver a Pilot.

Please see a list of our Frequently Asked Questions

What an absolutely wonderful 2 weeks - the best holiday I've ever had. Annabel J is a lovely boat and no one would fail to be impressed by her; but more than that, the company was superb and you managed to put together a balanced blend of superb sailing and great trips ashore. I will be back. Diana x

See a video below made by a past guest on her thoughts about her holiday to the Scilly Isles:

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Testimonials

Neil Bleasdale - New Zealand
A fantastic and life memorable week. Great sailing, great food, couldn’t be bettered. Many thanks
Anne Miller
Just want to say how much we enjoyed our weekend on Annabel J last week. My husband Ron saw your stand at the boat show and thought it would be a goo...
Simon Reynolds
I just wanted to write and thank you for making the trip from St Mawes to Hamble so enjoyable. Do carry on keeping me informed of your plans please a...
David & Sally Lund - Essex
Everything that I hoped for and more! Learnt lots about the boat, sailing and the Scillies. Thanks Phil and Ian for making it so good.
Richard Varian Buckland
Oh—Annabel J

Is this Annabel– who gives us Joy?

Or Annabel, who creates in us jealousy?

For her beautiful l...
Claire Giles
Just wanted to say what a brilliant week I had with you (and Sandy and Pete - please give them my love and thanks too) on your gorgeous boat.
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