Around Britain Adventure – Venture Sailing

Around Britain Adventure


August 2020

A once in a lifetime opportunity to leisurely cruise around the British Isles on a 50ft Yacht this will allow you to explore many parts of the UK that you might otherwise never see. Did you know Scotland is surrounded by more than 600 islands and the best way to discover them is on the water? Britain’s is blessed with historic castles, cities both old and modern, rolling countryside making it a great land to explore on your free time ashore. We will be spending the night in some of the UKs costal ports ports giving you time to explore the many hidden tresures of the British Isles.

We will start and finish in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, there’s nowhere better than Cowes for sailing. This is the home of Cowes Week, the oldest and biggest sailing regatta in the world. Cowes is a vibrant, exciting place at any time, with sporting and cultural events throughout the year. It’s a sophisticated resort you won’t want to miss. The town stretches across the mouth of the River Medina estuary.

Example Itinerary

Leg 1 Cowes to Edinburgh

  • Day 1 – Arrive on board. Welcome aboard and get settled in,
  • Day 2 – We will be spending today learning about the yacht as we sail towards Eastbourne
  • Day 3 – A Free day to exlore eastbourne
  • Day 4 – Eastbourne to Ramsgate with some time ashore
  • Day 5 – Breakfast followed by a Free day to explore ramsgate
  • Day 6 – We will be crossing the Thames Estuary and going offshore along the North Sea towards Lowestoft
  • Day 7 – A Free Day In lowerstoft
  • Day 8 – Depart Lowestoft on the tide making our way towards Scarborough
  • Day 9 – Arrive in Scarborough, before working the tides and weather we depart Scarborough on the tide and sail towards Amble on the Northumberland coast
  • Day 10 – A Free Day in scarbrough
  • Day 11– Continue our offshore sail up the North Sea coast. This will give crew and watch leaders the chance to put the first part of training into practice, as we plan our overnight watches…
  • Day 12 A Free Day In Amble
  • Day 13 – We will be arriving in Edinburgh
  • Day 14 – After a hearty breakfast you will be departing with a head full of memories and a bunch of new friends

Leg 2 Edinburgh to Belfast

  • Day 1 – Arrive on board 18:00, and get settled in 
  • Day 2 – Departing Edinburgh, we set sail past Aberdeen looking at the chart for a an overnight stop at Arbroath. 
  • Day 3 – A free day in Arbroath to explore 
  • Day 4 – Departing Arbroath we work the tides and set sail. We will be spending the night in Mc Duff 
  • Day 5 – Departing Mc Duff sailing towards Wick 
  • Day 6 – Departing Wick sailing towards Stromness on the Orkneys 
  • Day 7 – A free day to explore the Orkneys 
  • Day 8 – Depart Stromness and set sail towards Stornaway passing the infamous Cape Wrath 
  • Day 9 – A Free Day in Stornaway  
  • Day 10 – Depart Stornaway as we sail towards Mallaig to spend the night 
  • Day 11 – Exploring some of the Western Isles, some of the prettiest places you can imagine aiming to be tied up in Oban 
  • Day 12 – We will have a free day to explore Oban 
  • Day 13 – Departing Oban towards port Ellen, Islay
  • Day 14 – A free day to explore Islay and her 8 distiliries 
  • Today we will depart for Belfast 
  • Day 15 – Departing Port Ellen and sailing towards Belfast 
  • Day 16 –  After a hearty breakfast you will be departing with a head full of memories and a bunch of new friends

Leg 3 Belfast to Cowes

  • Day 1 – Arrive on board 18:00. and get settled in.
  • Day 2 – After our safety briefing we will set sail for Carlingford
  • Day 3 – Depart and set sail towards Dublin
  • Day 4 – A day to explore Dublin
  • Day  5 – We will continue our sail down the Irish spending the night in Arklow
  • Day 6 – Depart Arklow and set sail towards Kilmore Quay
  • Day 7 – 8 Today we will be setting off across the Irish Sea, continuing our watch system at sea as we head towards Falmouth
  • Day 9 – A free Day in Falmouth
  • Day 10 – Leaving Falmouth we sail to Torbay spending the night in Brixham
  • Day 11 – A free day in Brixham with time to expplre Dartmoth
  • Day 12 – After breakfast we will set sail for Portland
  • Day 13 – Sailing along the south coast to Cowes
  • Day 14 – After a hearty breakfast you will be departing with a head full of memories and a bunch of new friends

Important Please Read

Spending a long period on-board a yacht in a relatively confined space with unfamiliar crew is a challenge and should not be undertaken lightly. Please consider this before deciding to join us on our Round Britain voyage. Whilst undertaking the passage around Britain everybody on board will be fully expected to take a full and active role in the running of the vessel including sail hoists, helping with preparing food, cleaning the yacht, as well as helping to come alongside and secure the yacht. If getting hands on is not your thing then this adventure is probably not for you. This trip will also involve some overnight sails where watch systems will be set out for the crew and everyone will be expected to take part.

Your safety is our highest priority so we insist that whilst on deck life jackets are worn at all times. whilst on passage and to meet our timetable we will be using the engines as required to meet our programme.

We may decide to change our ports and departure times at short notice when weather dictates.

We take your safety and that of the vessel extremely seriously and as such we reserve the right to alter or amend itineraries in the case of bad weather, tide or Foreign Office/Maritime Agencies advice.



Cowes, Isle of Wight

Southampton International Airport

Direct trains to Southampton

Red Jet Ferry


Cowes, Isle of Wight

Southampton International Airport

Direct trains to Southampton

Red Jet Ferry


  • Sail around Britain
  • Cross the Irish Sea
  • Explore The Isles Of Scotland
  • Meet new people
  • 70ft Cat 0 yacht
  • Crew a large ocean going yacht