2020 has been quite a year, as you can imagine. We set off with high hopes as it was Pilgrim’s 125th Anniversary.  There was to be festivals galore and the Mayflower 400 commemorations. That all fell apart quite quickly as we went into lockdown and the focus for our charitable Foundation was to ensure our

There’s no doubting it’s the festive season in Dartmouth. Pilgrim is lit up with 475 feet of Christmas cheer! Despite our sails being away for maintenance we’ve managed to mimic the sails to create a truly festive glow on the waterfront. Pilgrim has joined in the Candelit Dartmouth Festival which also marks the start of

Last weekend our Pilgrim volunteer crew training got started in Dartmouth in South Devon. Pilgrim relies on our volunteer community to keep her sailing. That’s not just with operations and maintenance that’s with crewing as well. We have a professional skipper and seasonal mate but the rest of the crew comes from our volunteer team

Seafood and Eat It – that’s our motto! Pilgrim has played her part in promoting the English Riviera as the UK’s ‘go to’ international seafood destination. We scheduled a special celebratory cruise over the weekend of 21st/22nd September to join in ‘England’s Seafood FEAST Festival’. Departure was from our home port of Brixham where more

Pilgrim has arrived in Falmouth in Cornwall at the end of a very busy week. On the Sunday we participated in the Brixham Heritage Regatta. It’s always a sight to behold with all the heritage boats sailing in Torbay. This year the weather was kind to spectators but also very variable which meant everybody had

We don’t usually have visitors on board while volunteers undertake our winter refit work in Dartmouth. Typically, we’re in boiler suits and often doing all sorts of dirty jobs! However, today we were delighted to welcome Ellie and Emma from Ecclesiastical Insurance. They travelled down from Gloucester as part of a project they are working

Pilgrim had a delightful encounter during the first weekend in June. On arrival in Dartmouth she was faced with ML1387 on the Town Pontoon. Although it may seem unlikely both vessels have quite a bit in common. They are both historic wooden vessels proud to feature in the National Historic Fleet. They have also both