• Annabel J - A Pilot Cutter with a difference
  • Annabel J Pilot Cutter on a sunny day
  • Annabel J - A Pilot Cutter with a difference
  • Annabel J racing
  • Annabel J - A Pilot Cutter with a difference
  • Annabel Js wide decks
  • Annabel J jybing
  • Annabel J in Yarmouth



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Classic Sailing Holidays, RYA Courses and Skippered Yacht Charter from Hamble in the Solent, on our luxury 55ft Classic Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter - Annabel J

Cornwall, Scilly Isles, Tall Ships race 2014, Brittany, France, the Channel Isles and the Canaries

Classic Sailing Holidays on our Skippered luxury Bristol Pilot Cutter. Based in the Solent, voyages take us along the south coast, the Scilly Isles, the Channel Isles, France, Brittany, Cornwall and Scotland. All voyages are suitable for beginners and experienced sailors alike, and are hands on sailing in the traditional way, but with the modern comforts of a luxury classic yacht.  Ideal for singles, individuals, families and groups.

You do the sailing, and the pace is always tailored to your abilities; consequently, all voyages are suitable for novices as well as the hardened sailors. Our Skipper and crew are very experienced and will instruct you in all aspects of sailing. We have a passion for traditional sailing and aim to provide an enjoyable, rewarding and exciting experience. Annabel J is traditionally rigged so is very much a hands-on adventure. However, there is no pressure if you just want to sit back and enjoy the view!

We specialise in Skippered Sailing holidays for singles, individuals as well as families and groups. Annabel J is also available as a whole boat charter for special events such as Birthdays and Corporate Events.  We attend Classic Festivals such as Paimpol, Brest and Douarnenez

2014 Tall Ships Regatta.  A special event this year for you is to take part in the Tall Ships Regatta from Falmouth to Greenwich.  We sail in company with up to 30 Tall Ships just like days of old when these Pilot Cutters would sail to seek incoming Tall Ships to deliver a Pilot.

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What an absolutely wonderful 2 weeks - the best holiday I've ever had. Annabel J is a lovely boat and no one would fail to be impressed by her; but more than that, the company was superb and you managed to put together a balanced blend of superb sailing and great trips ashore. I will be back. Diana x

See a video below made by a past guest on her adventure to the Paimpol Festival:

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Neil Bleasdale - New Zealand
A fantastic and life memorable week. Great sailing, great food, couldn’t be bettered. Many thanks
Christine Kell
111 nights aboard Annabel J on the 2013 Around Britain Challenge. What a fantastic way to celebrate the Old Gaffers 50th Anniversary. Thanks to Phil a...
John Harrison - Austrailia
From the moment we joined any aprehensions we had were put aside by the calm, confident manner of the Skipper. The sail along the Cornish coast was a ...
Susan Middleton - California
Just Perfect!
Zoe Marshall
Thank you Phil and Sandy – My best holiday for a decade!
Richard Varian Buckland
Oh—Annabel J

Is this Annabel– who gives us Joy?

Or Annabel, who creates in us jealousy?

For her beautiful l...