South West England sailing vacation, historical tour

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This trip can be tailor made throughout May to September
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: South West England sailing vacation, historical tour

Environment

We truly believe in the “experience” of sailing, as opposed to getting from A to B quickly. Because of this, we encourage our guests to sail our yachts powered by the renewable and sustainable power of the wind as much as possible rather than by engine.

Many of our sailing destinations are classified as AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), and Salcombe in particular is an eco-harbour. Such locations provide information leaflets with advice on protecting the local environment and this information is always shared with our guests.

Glass, can, food and card recycling points are widely available when moored in marinas and at popular destination points. Our on-board policy is that all rubbish is brought ashore and (as with all sailors) we strongly encourage a positive recycling policy.

Marine toilet facilities (such as those on our boats) are water efficient. Guests are also advised to use holding tank when using on-board toilet facilities.

Fresh water is available from marinas and town docks and is stored in water holding tanks on-board the yacht. Limited water storage facilities ensure that our guests are aware of their water usage, limiting wastage. They are also encouraged to use eco friendly soaps and washing-up liquids whilst on board.

Community

Tourism is increasingly a vital part of the income for residents of Devon and Cornwall (where our company is based) therefore we use local products and local services with the intention of helping to support local businesses, create employment and contribute to the overall sustainable development of the west-country. With in-depth knowledge of the local area, we are able to provide personal recommendations for local pubs, restaurants and shops, as well as areas of cultural interest (many of which are lovingly maintained by local volunteers) and events based on the preferences of our guests. Such information is readily available our comprehensive guest information pack as well as through discussions with your enthusiastic and well-informed skipper.

Where optional meals are provided, a range of locally produced food and beverages are offered. Information about our suppliers is made available to our guests.

We work closely with other local businesses and always use local professionals for any element of boat maintenance that is required. In addition to this, if our potential guests request something that we are not able to offer (for example, training for official RYA qualifications), we will not hesitate to put them in touch with a local company who will be able to help them.

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