Enjoy a classic family sailing holiday and explore more than 125 miles of navigable rivers and broads. From traditional gaff rigged yachts to modern bermudans, we’ve got a boat for all sailing abilities and room for the whole family!
Sailing for All – no experience required!
Welcome to Eastwood Whelpton: a family-run, sailing holiday specialist since 1959. We’re located in the heart of the Norfolk & Suffolk Broads best sailing waters, making us one of the most desirable and unique places in the UK to take a sailing holiday.
Our fleet comprises of traditional and more modern bermudan sailing yachts for bareboat or fully skippered charter. Based at Upton Yacht Station we are ideally situated in the centre of the network of rivers and lakes that make up the Broads National Park.
We pride ourselves on having the best turned-out charter yachts on the Broads thanks to our dedicated team. For over 50 years, Anne and Tim Whelpton perfected Norfolk Broads sailing in a blooming business, with many customers coming back for more year after year.
In 2016, Anne handed on the business to Andy & Annie Hamilton, passionate Broads sailors who have been customers and friends of Eastwood Whelpton for many years.
“We had a fantastic trip aboard Windjammer. The staff at Eastwood Whelpton were very helpful and the boat was clean and tidy on arrival. All social distancing was maintained as we did the introduction before setting sail.”
“Best way to unwind… in the wind! After the fun and excitement of arriving and setting sail, you can feel life’s pressures falling away. Eastwood Whelpton is a lovely family owned boatyard on the beautiful Norfolk Broads. A short stay gives you just enough time to sail up to Hickling and Horsey, two lovely sailing destinations, where you can experience life at a pace it is meant to be. Cannot wait until we go again!”
Caroline & Jeremy Naylor
“So good we went twice summer 2020! Lovely friendly yard, great service, boats well kept and in good condition. Ropes replaced when getting worn, which is so important for enjoying sailing. Goodie bag and pint of milk in the fridge on arrival – they really take care of you.”
Pippa & Stewart Yuill
“Wonderful family sailing on the Broads. Eastwood Whelpton are an extremely friendly and professional team and this year also offering a very Covid-aware service, along with their traditional warm welcome. Just boarding begins to replenish the soul and a week aboard is life enhancing.”
Jon & Alison Waltho – Summer 2020