The United Kingdom, which currently consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is full of spectacular places to go sailing and has even produced many famous names in sailing over the years, such as decorated olympian Ben Ainsley. Being an island, it is the perfect place to go sailing, with a sailboat hire giving you access to many more areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. Whether you want to visit the capital city, London, or go further north to Edinburgh or Glasgow, you can find a boat to suit your needs with Océans Évasion.
There are many different factors that influence the price of sailboat hire in the UK, including the size and model of the boat, the number of people on board, the duration of the trip, the season, and whereabouts in the UK you want to hire a sailboat. In general though, sailboat hire in the UK will cost about £1246 per week in high season and about £877 per week in low season.
No, it’s possible to hire a sailboat in the UK either with or without a skipper. However, if you plan on hiring a sailboat without a skipper, you will need to look into getting a boating licence, which can be obtained easily provided you have boat insurance and have completed the Boat Safety Scheme Certificate.
If you have the correct licences, you should absolutely opt to be the captain of your own boat, going wherever you want, whenever you want. If you want a slightly more relaxing holiday, however, you should opt to let a skipper take you to all the best places in the UK. Taking advantage of a skipper’s unique knowledge can make for a truly memorable holiday, full of unique experiences.
The climate in the UK is a temperate maritime climate, with warm summers and cool winters. In general, though, the temperatures in winter rarely go below 0°C and the summer temperatures rarely above 32°C. The warmest months are generally July and August, and the coldest ones January and February. The weather is also fairly damp, with a significant amount of rain throughout the year, and subject to frequent changes.
Typically, we would recommend visiting the UK in May, June, September or October as these months usually see the best weather. Although the weather is warmer in July and August, these months also often see the most rain, as well as being busier and more expensive.
There are so many amazing areas to go sailing in the UK that it would be impossible to list all of them. However, here are a few of our favourites:
With so many great areas to go sailing in the UK, naturally there is also a wide choice of harbours and marinas for you to stop off at. Some of the best are listed below:
There are many things to see all over the UK, but some of the best things to see by the coast include: