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Find your perfect sailing holiday today. Use our live availability search of 33 traditional & modern Broads yachts from a choice of 2 Norfolk Broads bases. Reserve online at direct prices or call our boating team on 01252 796400.

Sailing Holidays on the Norfolk Broads

Norfolk Broads Sailing Holidays

The Norfolk Broads provide an idyllic backdrop to some of the best sailing holidays in the UK. Experience the tranquility of the Broads from the comfort of your own sailing yacht. Sail silently past reed beds, observe wildlife and enjoy the wide Broadland skies. If you're lucky, you might even see an otter or two!

A wide range of yachts from two to eight berths is available for hire, including traditional wooden built gaff or gunter rigged yachts and modern GRP yachts with Bermudan rigs for ease of handling. There are boats available to suit all levels of experience. All yachts have comfortable interiors with bedding supplied, together with onboard cooking facilities. It is not always practical on some yachts to have a shower, but there are showers available at different locations around the Norfolk Broads. All boats are supplied with an information folder.

Norfolk Broads Sailing Yacht Zoe

Sail a piece of history when you charter 'Zoe', built over 100 years ago and the oldest yacht available to hire on the Norfolk Broads. ‘Zoe’, a Victorian gaff rigged counter stern is perfect for the traditionalist with some previous sailing experience. If you prefer something a little easier to sail, why not try 'Tropical Wind', a fun and easy to sail yacht with a Bermudan rig, self furling jib and winch lowered mast.

The Norfolk Broads offers sailing holidays for everyone, regardless of your level of previous sailing experience. If you've never hired a sailing boat before, ask us about the sailing tuition available to supplement your Norfolk Broads sailing holiday. Sailing tuition with an RYA qualified instructor is available on request, there's also an opportunity to gain a sailing qualification. You can hire a yacht for a week and learn to sail at the same time. Subject to availability, experienced sailors taking a boating holiday from Upton can book 'top-up' sailing tuition with a qualified RYA instructor for a few hours at the beginning of their holiday.

Barton Charter Yacht Regatta

Book a boat and a place in the annual Barton Regatta, held specifically for charter yachts and sponsored by Waterways Holidays. This year's Regatta is 11th - 18th October 2014.

Norfolk Broads Sailing Holiday

Established in 1977, the Regatta is still a very popular sailing event today and continues to take place during the second or third week of October each year.

The Regatta is open to participants who have previous sailing experience. Over 30 yachts take part, with participants competing in a series of friendly races over four days, starting on the Monday. A prize giving night is held on the Thursday of each Regatta week and includes an informal three course sit down dinner. There are two other optional evening social events during the week. Book a seven night holiday starting Saturday on selected yachts from either Upton or Martham and enjoy a couple of days sailing before the Regatta getting to know your boat while heading towards Barton Broad. On the Friday you can have a leisurely cruise back to base, returning your yacht by Saturday morning.

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