You’ll be joining us in Falmouth on the Sunday night. We normally meet up to enjoy a meal at the Chain Locker & Shipwrights – a bit of a local institution and known to Team Topsail as “The Falmouth Office”.
With food and introductions complete we’ll move to the boat where you’ll find yourself a bunk, stow your gear and have a look around. Before we head to our bunks we’ll have a chat about plans for the following day and the week ahead.
The exact route will depend on weather and tides but we’ll probably aim to start by heading south from Falmouth to Roscoff and then run along the North Brittany coast from Morlaix, past les Sept Iles, Treguier and Lezardrieux to Paimpol, stopping along the way in the delightful towns and anchorages that dot this stunning coastline.
Upon leaving Paimpol we’ll be heading north and east probably via Guernsey and Sark and maybe even dropping into Alderney or Cherbourg before crossing back to the UK and our home on the Beaulieu River. The route takes in much of the best coastline in the Western Channel as well as two channel crossings, and a transit of the infamous Alderney Race where tides can run at over 7 kts.
We’ll be back on the Beaulieu River by early afternoon on Saturday, giving us time to pack up, clean the boat and head over to the Master Builders for a farewell drink before heading home.