The Call of the Sea 01872 580022

SAILING PHOTO CHALLENGE on Spring Special Offer Voyages - Save upto £100 and win £50 voucher


Bessie Ellen in Lysefjord, Norway by Darren Packham

Can your photo image capture the essence of our sailing voyages ? 

Keen photographers looking for an excuse to sail a classic boat ?

Some photos really give a flavour of the fantastic sailing destinations our guests explore, but often everyone is too busy pulling on ropes, or being sociable to take time to create that special composition. 

Also there are times when you need to make a special dinghy trip, so creating the shot can end up involving the whole crew. Even our skippers are a bit shy of taking time out from the task of running a successful sailing voyage for everybody, to take that special pomotional shot.

Special offer voyages where you can win a photo prize too


AJ1001 26-29 March Annabel J - 3 days in Solent - Potential mates training & keen early sailors  who like lots of sail handling £340 NOW £290 SAVE £50
AJ1002 1-5 April Annabel J - 4 days - Solent & South Coast over Easter Weekend - a few places left £450 NOW £350 SAVE £100
LM1001 2-7 April Lizzie May - 6 days at Easter. Scottish East Coast - Leith to Inverness. Moray Firth dolphins/ mile building. £675 NOW £575 SAVE £100
LM1002 9-12 April 3 days taking Lizzie May through the Caledonian Canal. Sail on Loch Ness / snow on Ben Nevis? £375 FULL PRICE 2 places left
LM1003 16-19 April Lizzie May - 3 day weekend Oban to Oban- Fresh seafood & sailing voyage with skipper/ chef Laurie £420 NOW £320 SAVE £100
LM1005 30 Apr-6 May Lizzie May - 6 days of scenically stunning sailing from Oban to Largs - Mull, Islay, and into the Clyde via Crinan Canal or around Mull of Kintyre £695 NOW £595 SAVE £100



Photo Competition Rules & Prizes

Classic Sailing are offering a £50 Gift Voucher for the BEST PHOTO that fits any of the briefs below. The Voucher will be redeemable on any of our vessels, sailing holidays or RYA courses and valid for 3 years.

To be eligible you need to be booked on one of the voyages above and take the photo during the voyage(including the Caledonian Canal - which is not on offer, but might yield some unusual shots).

You agree to Classic Sailing using the photo for promotional purposes on our website or printed sales literature, or to accompany any press story which promotes Classic Sailing.

Classic Sailing reserve the right not to issue a prize if none of the photos are judged of promotional value.

You may enter a maximum of 3 photos for one or all themes.

Please e mail to and title e mail SPRING PHOTO COMPETITION.  Max 3MB size please. If sending 3 we recommend you send each photo with a seperate e mail. Please add your name and address and a short paragraph about the photo.

Featuring Lizzie May, Mountains & Langostines ?


We have some cracking photos of Lizzie May in Cornwall, but we are looking for some really iconic shots of this stunning pilot cutter in her relatively new home in Western Scotland for our website and brochures.

Her skippers Jerry and Laurie know all the best places but Lizzie is still a new girl amongst the mountains and islands.  Rum, Sound of Mull or Ardnamurchan Point  are not the sort of places where marine photographers hang out amongst the sheep waiting for a good looking pilot cutter to pass. The light conditions up there are great - whether you have sparkling seas as a backdrop or a gathering storm. In Spring there may still be some snow on the summits. For the brave you can get good angles with a wide angle lense from the end of the bowsprit, and Lizzie has plenty of traditional rigging to frame photos from on deck.

Classic Sailing are also keen to photographically record Lauries new Scottish seafood and sailing voyages, so we are looking for photos of collecting seafood or fish from waterside quays of organic suppliers  or a pre arranged fishing boat rendevous during the voyage. Guest crew preparing scallops on deck, or eating a grand feast down below might be another angle. 

Annabel J for action on deck


In a way this is the opposite to Lizzie May. We have some great photos of her sailing from other boats, but we lack action shots of guest crew setting sail and tacking and gybing. She has acres of deck space, but we have surprisingly few photos showing how big she is compared to Eve or Lizzie May, or crew actually flexing a few muscles without posing.

The more timeless you can make the photo and human action the better - so if you have one of those sailing in Norwegian fishermans jumpers kind of day rather than yellow oilskins then its time to get the camera out (think Classic Boat Magazine).....but please don't make everyone suffer for your art !

Eve's Foredeck by Sam Morgan Moore



Pick your Sailing Holiday

E.g., 26/04/2018

Search the web site.

Search form

Customer Comments

"Best Holiday Ever." What did you enjoy the most ? "Everything" Worst bits - " leaving the boat"...

Follow us

RSS Feeds

Latest Offers & New Voyages

First name

Last name