Created from Medieval peat diggings which rising sea levels have flooded, the Broads include not just the lakes themselves but also the rivers, dykes and cuts that connect them: nearly 140 miles of slow flowing, easy going waters, ideal for cruising under sail.
Listen to the silence and observe the wildlife almost oblivious to your passing; sailing here is about the sound of water and discovering the quiet beauty of the Broads.
Nicolas Crane - presenter of TV Series Coast - talks about the beauty of the Norfolk Broads in this video:
“Norfolk Broads sailing. I had heard of it, but I had thought how flat, how dull. How wrong I was! If the Broads themselves had been made specially for small boats, and people like us who want to sail them, I for one could not have bettered the design.”
“There is magic on a Broads sailing boat. A special friendliness as you step aboard; a bond as your holiday goes on.”
“Yachts have a feel of their own, they respond as the wind fills the sails to send you dashing across an open broad or nudge you gently up winding rivers.”