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Sailing for All - no experience required!

Welcome to Eastwood Whelpton: a family-run, sailing holiday specialist since 1959. We're located in the heart Norfolk Broads' best sailing waters, making us one of the most desirable places in the UK to take a holiday.

We offer our yachts for short breaks and full week holidays with discounts for consecutive weeks. Our fleet comprises traditional sailing yachts and modern sailing boats for charter hire from Upton Yacht Station, which is situated in the centre of the network of rivers and lakes we know as the Broads.

We pride ourselves on having the best turned-out hire yachts on the broads thanks to our dedicated team of staff. For over 50 years, Anne and Tim Whelpton perfected Norfolk Broads sailing in a blooming business leaving many customers coming back for more year after year.

At the end of 2015 after 58 years of running the yard, Anne handed over the business to Andy & Annie Hamilton who have been long term customers and friends of Eastwood Whelpton for many years.

A powerful sail

Discover Sailing

Discover a unique way to experience your next holiday with our renowned traditional and modern style yachts.

Holiday makers waving from their yacht

Learn to Sail

Never sailed before? Not a problem! Get introduced at our station, or start an RYA-certified course!

A beautiful snow scene on Upton Dyke

Winter Storage

Have a yacht that needs care this winter? Repairs and storage available!

Customer Feedback

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The week was just exactly what I needed – we had a splendid time – so much so it took us most of the next week to recover! When we were down and you said you’d been quiet I thought it was strange that your wonderful boats were not busier. You were so kind I wanted to be able to return the favour. Thanks again for a lovely week, I can see we will be down again before too long.
Elspeth Mason – Summer 2015
We hired High Seas for a week, the boat was all ready for us, beautifully clean and the boatyard staff were helpful and professional, but completely down to earth. We had a fantastic week sailing in such a beautiful environment on a beautiful yacht. If your reading this... Just do it!
Phil Harding – Spring 2015
The Bitternes Afloat Christian Holiday have hired yachts from Eastwood Whelpton for over 30 years. The yachts are always beautifully presented and prepared, and are a joy to sail. Thank you.
Bitternes Afloat Commodore - Easter 2015