Cormorants logoCormorants sailing holiday
for young people aged 11-17

Saturday 24th – Saturday 31st October 2020


Experience sailing on the Broads on this Christian adventure holiday open to all young people. Do something different in your October half-term!

For over 30 years, young people have been sailing the Norfolk Broads on the Cormorants Sailing Holiday

  • Eat, sleep and live aboard a yacht for the week
  • Learn about sailing and the Christian Faith
  • Have a go at rowing and sailing
  • Make new friends
  • Open up new horizons and discover new skills


About Cormorants

Cormorants is a sailing holiday for young people run every autumn half term. For a week we cruise the northern Broads.

Crews sleep, eat and live on board a yacht with an adult Leader and an older crew member designated as Mate (separate yachts for boys and girls). We have motor-cruisers as our supply and support vessels.

You don't have to know how to sail beforehand – but you are encouraged to learn. Some of our skippers were once beginners and campers with us, and sailing has become a lifetime's interest. However, Cormorants is a sailing experience and holiday, it is not a sail training course.

Most evenings the yachts pair off and the crews join up to explore Christian faith very informally. Some evenings we meet up in a village or church hall. You don't have to be a church goer to come, but some who come will be.

Each yacht tows a sailing/rowing dinghy which the crew can take out, if conditions are right, without a leader on board.


About the leaders

We have a team of enthusiastic leaders, and every yacht skipper has to be qualified. We also have a Quartermaster team on our cruiser who organise the food for the cruise and keep supplies replenished throughout the week.



We are licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service and have to undergo triennial inspections to ensure we meet their safety standards. 

Safeguarding: this holiday operates under Safe Haven, Safeguarding Policy of the Diocese of Norwich. You can see the Cormorants Safeguarding Policy on the downloads page.


Bursary & Training Funds

The Cruise is self-funding with leaders and young people paying the same fee. But we don't want anyone to be excluded solely because of costs. Therefore we have a Bursary Fund.

We are grateful to those who can support Cormorants through our Bursary and Training Funds. You can download a donations form on the downloads page.

Cormorants is part of the Norwich Diocesan Board of Finance with a Constitution approved by the Bishop and is supervised by a Management Committee.



The cost for the 2020 cruise is £295. Bookings must be made in advance.  Please book on eventbrite at


Contact information

Contact Liz Dawes for further information

Tel: 01603 882335