Norfolk Broads 2017

Friday 20th October to Monday 23rd October 2017

A few of us are getting together to arrange a long weekend sailing in traditional yacht’s on the Norfolk Broads. This will entail committing to four days, from Friday 20th October until Monday 23rd October, but we are giving plenty notice because of this. This is not a club-subsidised cruise.

The plan is to charter two Classic Broads Yachts, which will sleep up to eight persons each yacht, in three doubles and two singles configuration. The yachts are quite compact so it will be a cosy few days. A typical broads yacht specification can be found here to give you an idea.

The Norfolk Boards is a great place to explore by yacht and offers quite a unique perspective to sailing. A broads yacht carries a large amount of canvas due to the environment in which you are sailing, but in reality the yacht sails pretty much like a dinghy but manoeuvres a bit slower.

We estimate the cost for the weekend to be £150 each. This will include yacht hire, damage waiver, gas, fuel and bed linen. All victuals will also be included within that cost with the exception of one possibly two evening meals ashore which you will pay for yourself.

We have a few spaces left and will fill them on a first come basis. To book your place we will need a £25 non-refundable deposit with your commitment to pay the full balance about 8 weeks before the weekend. If at anytime you are unable to make the trip after booking, you may still need to pay the full cost unless a replacement can be found. This is because the cost of the yacht is fixed, whether there are 4 or 8 crew the yacht charter cost is the same.

We will need to book the yachts very soon in order to ensure we get the yachts we want at the time we need. So we need your confirmation and commitment to the weekend by Friday 14th April, together with your deposit of £25. In the event we are unable to get the minimum number required by the 14th, the booking will not go ahead and any deposits returned.

Please use the contact form below to book your place and receive details of how to make your deposit payment.

I hope you will all support this new venture. I have sailed the broads many times and can say it is quite the perfect place for an long autumn weekend. Also the boards is a wildlife and photographers paradise and to view it by river and broad is pure perfection!