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Hunters Yard

Our Location

Horsefen Road,Ludham, Great Yarmouth,Norfolk,NR29 5QG

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Tel: 01692 678 263

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Located on the beautiful Norfolk Broads you will find Hunters Yard in Ludham on Womack Water just off the River Thurne. This is the home of Percy Hunter's unique fleet of traditional 1930s wooden sailing yachts, lovingly known as Percy's 'Lovely Ladies'.

Come sail the yachts, feel the wind in your hair, listen to the water lapping against the hull and enjoy the sounds of the abundant local wildlife as you relive the tranquillity and peace of a bygone age. If you have some sailing experience, one of Percy's 'Lovely Ladies' is just the holiday for you. Percy's 'Lovely Ladies' form a fleet of vintage, gaff rigged, fixed keel sloop yachts equipped with self-tacking jibs. They have no engine or electric power; instead have oil lamps, a gas cooker and enjoy an enviable reputation for their superb sailing qualities! You really can get away from it all on these girls.

For day hires up to full weeks they have open boats known as Half-Deckers (day boats), from single sail balanced lugs to our Gunter rigged mainsail and jib boats.

If you've ever fancied learning how to sail but thought you just couldnt do it, here is your chance. Hunter's Yard proudly boasts some of the best instructors on the Norfolk Broads. So why not come on a week's holiday, be taught how to sail and even gain some RYA qualifications along the way? Your instructor will work with you so you can enjoy your time on the boat, see the beautiful Norfolk Broads and learn to sail. The aim is for you to have fun while you learn and get you sailing on your own for the last 2 days.

The Broads in Norfolk offer so many opportunities and to compliment the beauty of the area there is also a host of exciting and interesting things to do and see. Whether you are sailing on one of the day boats or cabin yachts, Hunter's Yard are sure that you will find the Broads a magical place to spend your holiday, both on water and dry land.

Hunter's Yard & the Norfolk Heritage Fleet Trust

invite you to an 'Open Day with Sailing'

Sunday 26th April 10am - 5pm

1 Hour Taster Sailing with our Experienced Skippers

Ever fancied 'having a go in the safe hands of an experience skipper? Our skippers will take you sailing in one of our beautiful vintage traditional yachts and you can either sit back and relax or take the helm.

Free Entry and Car Park Sailing is £5 per person or £15 per family of 4

Advanced bookings can be made by calling 01692 678263, email or just turn up on the day

History and Interactive Displays - Picnic Area

Where: Hunters Yard, Horsefen Road, Ludham, Gt Yarmouth, NR29 5QG (were at the bottom of Horsefen Road on the right)

Gear needed - Footwear, flat shoes (trainers are good) - Clothing, light layers are best - Water - Suncream (if a nice day) - Picnic 

Please note - this event is weather dependent.

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