Eastwood Whelpton takes pride in its customer service, and one of our signature qualities is the quality of the yacht handover.
Sailors with some previous experience should have little difficulty handling yachts from the fleet after our comprehensive handover briefing in the yard.
Once you are ready to depart, one of our team will give a detailed tour of your yacht, including how to hoist the sails and lower the mast, and answer any questions you may have.
Mast lowering is necessary for some low bridges including:
- River Bure: Great Yarmouth, Acle, Wroxham
- River Thurne: Potter Heigham
- River Ant: Ludham Bridge
- River Waveney: Saint Olaves
- River Yare / Wensum: Norwich
Introductory Sailing Instruction
Little prior knowledge is required to take a boat out for the week. You may decide to take part in a local RYA training session prior to your holiday, or take a half day session on your yacht with one of our instructors for your first afternoon or for the first few days of your break on the water with us.
For those who have not sailed on the Broads before, introductory instruction can be booked on the first afternoon of your holiday, at a charge of £75. The instruction includes a sail on the river to demonstrate basic sailing manoeuvres and handling under engine. Your skipper will also get you to your first evening destination safely and help with route planning for your holiday.