The aircraft swoop in over the nearby hills and cliffs and then display across the bay. Past programmes have included the RAF Red Arrows, the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and many other visiting aircraft and aerial displays.  Torbay is a superb area of sheltered water for viewing the spectacle.

Live the life of a pirate and spend a weekend swashbuckling at the Brixham Pirate Festival – 3rd May 2024. Moored in the thick of the Pirate Festival in Brixham, you can spend 2 nights aboard (Friday and Saturday) and enjoy front row seats for one of the biggest and most famous Pirate gatherings in the UK!

Whether you join us for a day, a weekend break or extended sailing holiday, you’ll be welcomed aboard our beautifully restored 1895 Brixham wooden sailing trawler by the crew.

Congratulations to the team! Pilgrim won the Marsh Volunteer Award at #nathistshipsawards2023. A great tribute to all our volunteers whose sterling efforts keep Pilgrim both conserved and heritage sailing in the traditional way.
Well done all.

As the end of our sailing season approaches it’s time for us to say goodbye and  show our appreciation. Pilgrim undertakes more than 50 passages to sea each year. These vary from a half day to more than two weeks. Each time the boat needs to be cleaned, provisioned and made up ready to receive

Did you know that, whilst Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, they actually visited Pilgrim to present us with a cup originating from King George V?   The King George V Perpetual Cup was originally gifted by King George V in 1914 for races between working trawlers. The cup was first presented in 1919 by Lord

Congratulations to Tim Morgan on obtaining his RYA Yachtmaster qualification. Tim has been a young volunteer with Pilgrim since we signed him up in 2019 as one of a group of students to join us as volunteer crew. We offered places and training in exchange for recognised qualifications. Of course in 2020 all plans were

Over the winter months Pilgrim moves from her home in Brixham into the more sheltered waters of the River Dart on the town pontoon in Dartmouth. While she is there our volunteer team, overseen by Richard our Skipper, are busy with annual maintenance tasks, minor repairs to damage sustained during last summer’s sailing and improvements

In 2021 we spotted a request for boats to contribute to a citizen science project conceived by Dr Howard Dryden, whose goal it was to measure and investigate the levels of plankton in our coastal and oceanic waters.  The data gathered was to provide evidence of how chemical pollution and widespread microplastic distribution in the

Volunteer Sailing Crew SignUp – we’re looking for new volunteers to join our training for next season. Every year Pilgrim undertakes about 50 passages to sea. In 2022 this includes Day Sails, Weekends, Short Breaks and Holidays as well as a long private charter. We cruise the coasts of Devon, Dorset and Cornwall as well