Welcome to Eastwood Whelpton: a family-run, sailing holiday specialist since 1959. We’re located at Upton Yacht Station, situated in the heart of the Norfolk Broads’ best sailing waters, making us one of the most desirable places in the UK to take a holiday.
Whether you’re currently a sailor or not, it’s a fabulous and very safe location for taking to the water for the first time and yet experienced sailors return time after time for the challenge and fun of close quarters sailing. Whatever your previous experience this is really the best way to see the magnificent Norfolk Broads – the UK’s largest and most important wetland area.
We offer short breaks and week-long sailing holidays on our fleet of traditional Broads river yachts and modern yachts – more information on holidays – and through our RYA accredited Norfolk Broads School of Sailing we are able to offer a selection of training courses ideal for complete beginners through to those who wish to brush-up their skills before going on a flotilla holiday.
Alternatively, we can offer taster sessions or specific training day courses using our 1923 Waveney One Design Racing Half Decker. For more information, view our pages on sailing courses.
The business was established in 1959 and was run as a family operated yard by Anne and Tim Whelpton. For over 50 years, they delighted customers with their attention to detail, great yachts and friendly welcome, with many coming back for more year after year. At the end of 2015 after 58 years of running the yard, Anne handed over the business to Andy & Annie Hamilton who have been customers and friends of Eastwood Whelpton for many years.