Who are we?


Who are Topsail Adventures and why do we do what we do?

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide inspirational adventure experiences on a beautiful wooden boat. We want our guests to get hands-on with the unique maritime heritage of Britain and to experience the thrills of sailing; enabling them to enjoy living within nature, harnessing her power and bringing them closer to the elements and to one another as a result. We believe that everyone and anyone should be able to share in these experiences, regardless of their race, age, sexuality, religion, disabilities, or gender identity and expression. We aim to achieve this in a way that impacts our seas and the rest of our environment as minimally as possible.

More about us

We love boats, we love sailing and we love the experience of meeting new people and involving them in our world. We have thousands of sea miles under our belts and have sailed all over the world. We have a great deal of experience in the Channel area where we have been based for many years. Nic, who is generally the Skipper, is a commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Instructor/Examiner. The first mate will vary depending on the trip but will usually also be RYA qualified.

From City Streets to the Open Seas

Although Nic had sailed since childhood, they did the university thing and then developed a career in London as a Project Manager within Telecoms and Investment Banking. While this career choice certainly paid the bills, the call of the sea had been growing in them for many years and in 2006 they decided a career change was in order, and that traditional wooden boats would be just the thing.

After deciding that Luke Powell was going to be the perfect person to create their dream, Nic got him to build a boat specifically with chartering in mind. Stunning, sturdy and solid, with plenty of space below decks and with the best Fridge, Cooker, Heating, Power and Safety Systems the budget could buy, Amelie Rose is a fine vessel upon which to carry out our mission. Nic has been giving people the opportunity to sail for years now, and really enjoys the journey that people take, from their first hesitant steps aboard, to confidently helming into an anchorage under sail. Nic’s passion and enthusiasm for sail seems to rub off on others too, as many folks often return again and again.

If you’d like to find out more about Nic’s journey from City Worker to Boat Bum you might be interested to know that you can book them as a speaker for any event, large or small, just send us an email or use the contact tools on this site.

Featured Adventures

AR20-BYOA Build Your Own Adventure!

AR20-BYOA Build Your Own Adventure!
Charter is back - but only one household at a time... The upside is that that leaves you free to build your own adventure!
Find out more >
Join:
Whenever, wherever you'd like
Leave:
Whenever, wherever you'd like
Duration:
As long as you'd like
Price:
£1000 per day (for up to 6 people)
Status:
Available

AR21-03 Traditional Taster Weekend

AR21-03 Traditional Taster Weekend
Get away from it all with a spring weekend sailing on a classic boat - exploring the bustling waters and havens of the Solent.
Find out more >
Join:
23 April 2021, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
25 April 2021, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
2 days
Price:
£295 per person
Status:
Available

Let's stay in touch...

Topsail Adventures Ltd

Phone: +44 (0)800 773 4264

Email: ahoy@topsail-adventures.co.uk

Post: Amelie Rose, Harbour Office, Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour, Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK. SO42 7XB.

Registered Company Number: 6000046

VAT Registration No. 898-7989-03

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