Escape - User Friendly Sailboat Revolution - Sailboats for the rest of us - Escape's mission is to empower anyone to sail, and to deliver you an Escape sailboat that will make you love sailing for the sake of sailing!
Ocean Kayak - 'To bring at least 1% of the earth's population closer to the ocean.' - In 1971, that was Tim Neimer's goal when he introduced the world's first sit-on-top kayak.  Since then Tim's designs have brough people not only closer to oceans, but to water of all types.
Musto Yachting - Performance clothing systems - Sailing makes a greater demand on clothing than any other outdoor activity.  Musto is the clothing for this most demanding of all outdoor environments
Neil Pryde - Gear for people going places and the world's leading windsurfing sailmakers - Heavy-duty zippers, buckles and fabrics come as standard on any Neil Pryde bag - they even use the same thread in their bags as they do in their sails.
Henri Lloyd - Advanced Marine Technology - Performance at the limit.  The true test of any technology.  And in sailing gear that means the Southern Ocean.  This is where we put theory into practice.  New fabrics, new construction techniques, new fits, new closures.  On-board, race crews - such as Swedish Match - put the gear through the most extreme conditions.  However you sail, Henri Lloyd make it more enjoyable.
Peter Lynn - C-squad design shape & history - The search was for a kite that would fly like a traditional foil, but without the air-filled double skin.  C-quads have the inflatable cells replaced by thin fibreglass rods.  One long rod in the front and several spines to have rigid bridle attachment points.  The largest surprise was that it actually worked!!
Wipika - Original kitesurfing - Wipika is the brand that gave birth to Kitesurfing.  Bruno and Dominique Legaignoux have devoted over 10 years of their lives to achieve a fantastic idea.  Kitesurfing exists today because they were able to imagine and develop a power kite capable of relaunching itself from the water.
Flexifoil International - Fly a Flexifoil power kite and experience the thrill, power, speed and exhilaration of this incredible multi-patented design.  You can experience hours of adrenaline-filled outdoor activity, there is simply nothing else like it.  It opens the door to a whole new sport which once you have experienced, you will be hooked.  The Stacker 6 is the perfect introduction to the sport and the safest way to become aware of kite pulling power.  As you become more experienced and want more power, upgrade to large Flexifoils or simply add more kites and build yourself a monster power stack.
Gill - Get dressed for it - Gill clothing systems are designed to withstand the most extreme and challenging conditions.  By working with top sailing teams who constantly push their boats and equipment to the limit, innovative materials and ideas are rigorously tested and thoroughly evaluated during sea trials.  This constant process of fabric and design analysis means that garments are continuously refined to offer higher levels of performance and comfort.

Gul - Shaped by the ocean - Multi-sport, surf, windsurf, bodyboard, wake & ski, marine and dive

Polartec - Thermal Stretch fabric woven in a two yarn bi-polar system to enhance moisture vapour management, you'll find this fabric moves moisture away from the skin and traps air in the weave to keep you warm.  Extremely soft and comfortable to wear, Hot Togs are quick drying.
Gore-Tex fabric Ocean Technology and Coastal Outerwear - Proven through thousands of hours of testing offshore, and design tested with crews such as the Chessie Racing team in the 97/98 Whitbread Round the World Race, this gear provides the most durably waterproof and breathable fabric system for sailors.  The more recently introduced GORE-TEX fabric Coastal Outerwear is put through similar endurance tests and manufacturing quality standards.
Tel: 01485 210236
Fax: 01485 210080

The Boatyard
Brancaster Staithe
PE31 8BP
United Kingdom

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Built on the belief that sailing could become instinctive, intuitive and self taught.


So why should you choose Escapes?
  • Good stability which makes tipping unlikely
  • New self-teaching system
  • Instinctive and minimal handling controls
  • Low cost, yet better features and benefits
  • Extremely durable
  • These are sailboats for the rest of us!

16' Play Cat
coming in May for 3495

What boats are available and for who?

Cha Cha






You have the choice of a large variety of boats:

Boat Type Cha Cha Solsa Mambo Mango Captiva Rumba
Price 699 999 1299 1399 1799 1999
Length (ft) 7.5 9 11.5 9 11.5 12.75
Width (ft) 3.8 4 5 4 5 5
Mast Height (ft) 14 16 18 17 19 21
Sail Size (ft) 42 51 60 54 62 82
Hull Weight (lbs) 55 85 142 85 142 150
Self Draining Unit 1 1 3 1 3 3
Max Capacity (lbs) 200 250 425 250 425 550
Skill Level Novice  
Kick-up Rudder  
Forward Rudder          
Rig Type Simple Simple Simple Smart Smart Smart

Escapes come with either the smart rig or the simple rig.

Simple and Cost effective
This is the cheaper of the two rigs. Sprit pole holds sail out instead of a boom. The sail plan clears the seating area of ropes. Best of all there is NO BOOM to bang your head on!

Instantly reefs to any size!
Offers superb user-friendly benefits. If you've got too much wind one rope instantly reefs the sail away to any size.  The boom is independently mounted to the deck so the mast can spin free without friction. This system is so far unique. The fixed height boom cannot fall on your head. This style of boom eliminates the need for a kicking strap.

To order of for more information
please contact Northshore Sport and Leisure