Insider’s cruising guide to the Channel Islands

This small and captivating archipelago should be on every boater's itinerary, we give you an idea of what you could be doing in Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, Jersey and Sark on those sunny bank holiday weekends


Self-governing and financing, the island of Sark is the smallest community with its own legislature under the Crown of England. Anyone who has read up on the area will know the plucky courage of Sybil Hathaway (aka the Dame of Sark) who told the officer commanding the occupying German forces to wipe his feet before entering her home.

It was her stalwart attitude that saw the islanders of Sark come through WWII well. Now it is her grandson who holds the title of Seigneur of Sark and it is he who holds the island in perpetuity from HM the Queen and oversees its well-being.


Above: Only boats that can take ground can visit the small but delightful Creux Harbour.

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