The address for the Strand in Newlyn is; Strand, Newlyn, TR18 5HW. Take a note of the ship's phone number sent in your confirmation in case you cannot see your vessel.
By Road & Parking
The car park on in the harbour is only available for a month and costs around £35. You can book and pay for for the month before your arrival, even if you only use it for a week. The number to call to arrange this is 01736 362 523. Just explain that you are joining the sailing vessel Irene.
There is also a long stay car park called St Peter's Hill, you can view the location of the car park on the map here and read more about the cost on the council website here.
If you cannot find parking in Newlyn, then Penzance is not far away and is serviced with many long stay car parks. It is about a 30 minute walk from Penzance to Newlyn, but you can also catch the train or bus.
Rail & transfers
Penzance is the last stop if you are heading to the South West by train, and it is on the mainline to/from London Euston. From the station, you can either take a taxi or take a public bus from the station. Exeter has good rail links to most major towns. From Exeter St David's Rail Station, there are direct trains to Penzance which takes around 3 hours. The train station is 1.5 miles away from Newlyn harbour (or a 30 minute walk.)
Newlyn Harbour is a proper working fishing port with over 40 acres of harbour, and is an interesting place to start or finish any voyage. The industry is one of the most important in the county, contributing millions of pounds to the Cornish economy each year. All kinds of fishing vessels can be seen in the harbour- beam trawlers, long liners, crabbers and even small open boats used for hand-lining for mackerel in the Bay.
The Newlyn Fish Festival is held on August Bank Holiday Monday each year, when stalls and cafés take over the quays for the day.
Classic Sailing invites to a private facebook group where you can connect with other sailors who have booked with us. If you want to find a travel companion or share ideas on accommodation options before your trip, then posting a request on this is this is a safer option than our public facebook page. (due to data protection laws we cannot pass on contact details for other sailors on your trip directly)
Passports and Visas***
*** “Classic Sailing cannot cover every possible visa scenario as customers may have dual nationality, or be working or living in a country different from their passport nationality.
To avoid any last-minute stress, we advise you to contact the local embassies of the countries you will be visiting in your country to find out which travel documents you need. Please start early, obtaining a visa can take some time. It is your responsibility to have the right travel documents for all countries you visit during your stay on board.
If you plan to travel onto other destinations please check you have a right to stay in the country too as you may be classed as arriving in a country as ‘yacht sailors in transit’ and not have same rights as a tourist.
Even if you don’t need a visa, please check your passport expiry date is sufficient for country entry requirements.”***
Travel, Health, Vaccinations and Safety
Security for tourists in certain countries, regions or cities can change rapidly. Please check with your own Government Foreign Office for their latest advice for travellers.
UK travellers check under specific destination at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Likewise we suggest you check if there are any recommended or required vaccinations well before departure as some take more than one jab. For UK travellers check out ‘Fit for Travel’ http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations
It is compulsory that you have travel insurance to sail on any of our voyages, but you do not have to buy the insurance from us. If you purchase your own please make sure it covers sailing as an activity, and racing if you are racing crew. Most our voyages sail further than 3 miles from the shore so check that you will be covered sailing outside territorial waters.
Classic Sailing recommend Topsail Insurance http://www.classic-sailing.co.uk/travel-insurance They have policies designed for sailing crew on yachts or tall ships, whether you want an annual policy or a single trip. These are suitable for UK based sailors but the page also has links to alternative companies and recommended insurance companies for non UK citizens.