Sailing to Nantucket to Georgia




Come and Sail with the SV “Magic” ..a classic Hinckley Bermuda 40

HERIZEN™ Sailing for Women offers an interesting, challenging, fun and exciting chance to deliver a beautiful classic sailing boat from Nantucket Island along the US Eastern Seaboard to Hilton Head, South Carolina  / Savannah, Georgia.

We will sail aboard one of the World’s Best Sailing Boats, the Hinckley Bermuda 40.  An eye catching sailing boat, built with class, comfort and safety.  Magic was first launched in the spring of 1978, she is a MK III keel / centerboard Bermuda 40 sloop with superior wood craftmanship and is exceptionally cared for.

The owner is Catherine Allport, a HERIZEN™ Sailing for Women grad that is now the steward and owner of the this beautiful sailing boat.

Join me Capt. Valma Brenton and Catherine aboard the SV “Magic” as we depart from Nantucket Island, south of Cape Cod, Massachuetts, one of the most beautiful of the East Coast yachting destinations.  Clear waters, scenic beaches and plenty of activities await us.  Sightseeing on Nantucket Island includes the Great Point Light, a stone tower that marks the spot where the original Nantucket Lighthouse was built in 1784. The Brant Point light is another historic lighthouse, built in 1746 and is still in operation today.  Explore tightly knit, cobbled streets where hundreds of grand homes were built by ship’s captains in the 1700’s.  Then visit the Whaling Museum for an up close look at the sperm whale’s entire skeleton.

We depart the Nantucket shores to make our way south through Martha’s Vineyard and many other beautiful scenic locations along the way.

Depending on weather, our sail plan will take us along the Eastcoast Intercoastal Waterway or sailing offshore on the vast Atlantic Ocean waters.  We will change our course to suite our pleasure and suitable weather forecast conditions.

One of our main stops will be the Chesapeake Bay, which is well-known as an outstanding waterway for sailboat cruising. Protected waters, great anchorages, gorgeous natural scenery, unique towns and villages, and a forgiving bottom make the Chesapeake an excellent choice for sailors, novice and expert alike. Historic Annapolis, the crown jewel of the Mid-Atlantic, is the best sailing destination on the East Coast, and is the perfect place for us to enjoy before we continue to our final destination of Hilton Head, South Carolina or Savannah, Georgia.

This Nantucket to Georgia women sailing experience objective is to deliver Magic to a secure marina where Magic can remain during the hurricane season.  She will await for suitable weather so that she may carry on to her next adventure further south to the Bahamas or across the Atlantic to the Carribbean waters. 

Experience the thrill of sailing one of the most beautiful sailng boats and sailing locations and in the world.

Author Ferenc Mate who wrote “The World’s Best Sailboards” calls the Bermuda 40 “quite possibly the finest fiberglass boat of all time”  

Come and Be a part of this unique women sailing East Coast USA adventure.

This is for you if:

  • You are seeking a great sailing experience
  • You want to sail with other like minded women and live with confidence
  • You are having a birthday and want to celebrate in a unique way
  • You wish to improve your women only sailing skills
  • You wish to have a combination of coastal cruising and a taste of offshore
  • You would like to gain women sailing skills, confidence / certification on the US seaboard
  • You would like to take sailing certification – CYA – Basic, Intermediate or Advanced
  • You have sailed with us before and love the HERIZEN™ Sailing for Women Experience
  • We also offer gift certificates for that someone special in your life

Join us, make it  happen and live your dream now!


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