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Holiday Cruises & Miles Builders

Britannia are pleased to offer a variety of holiday cruises and miles builder cruises. These are a great way to spend a longer period on board one of our modern, fully-equipped yachts, under the guidance of an experienced and qualified skipper. 

Channel Islands Mile Builder

A 9 day mile builder trip from the English East Coast to Channel Islands and back. We aim to cover plenty of miles with some long passages through the varied sailing areas of the East Coast and English Channel. Some of the passages will be over 24 hours and will involve the crew in a full watch system. This trip is suitable for sailors of Coastal Skipper or equivalent level looking to build miles, obtain Yachtmaster Qualifying passages and experience extended cruising.

For more information see our Channel Islands Mile Builder Itinerary

Fee: 1314
Next Channel Islands Cruise:   20:00 22nd August to 16:00 31st September 2016

Dutch cruises/Miles Builder

Our seven day cruises are always popular. They are a great opportunity to gain additional experience and more sea time in preparation for a RYA/MCA certificate, or to simply sit back and enjoy relaxed cruising through the picturesque Flemish countryside.

The Miles Builder cruise is suitable for anyone wishing to learn about coastal navigation and offshore sailing as well as pilotage and passage planning. The RYA Coastal Skipper practical certificate may be completed whilst on board. The aim of the miles builder is to spend as much time at sea as practically possible, ensuring you get plenty of experience in the time available. Destinations include the coastal ports of France, Belgium and Holland.

The Dutch Cruise has a more relaxed pace. The itinerary is always dependent on the weather, tides and strength of crew, however you can expect to complete two offshore passages and to spend some time cruising the quiet canals and inland seas of the Holland.

The cruises take place on our larger yachts, and accommodation and meals are provided on board. Wet weather clothing is available if required. A professional instructor will be on board throughout ensuring that you receive the best possible training and supervision. All you need is a sleeping bag, a passport, some money for souvenirs and postcards and a desire to learn and have fun!

Both cruises involve coastal and offshore sailing and so may not be suitable for the novice sailor. Please contact us if you would like advice on the most suitable cruise or training course.

Fee: 1076

Next Dutch Cruise: 20:00 23rd May   - 16:00  30th May 2016  

Next Miles Builder 20:00 23rd May  to 16:00 30th May 2016

North France Cruise

A 9 day cruise from the English East Coast to Northern France and back, visiting ports along the French coast from Boulogne to Honfleur. This trip will suit sailors of Day Skipper or equivalent level looking to build experience on longer passages and visit foreign ports. There will be some long days and night sailing together with shorter passages and time to explore ashore.

For more information see our North France Cruise Itinerary


Next Northern France Cruise: 20:00 25th July - 16:00 3rd August 2016