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

During the course of last winter, we undertook some modifications below decks on Pilgrim. These were intended to improve our guest facilities, create a more Covid secure environment and provide for some self-contained sleeping accommodation. Well, what we did has been a big hit with our guests. We now have three ‘heads’ on board which

We are delighted to report that we are sailing again at last. Day Sails from Brixham resume on 13th April and Overnight Sailings on 22nd May. However, we are applying strict limits inline with UK Government Guidelines. That means our occupancy is much reduced and as a result some of our sailings are already full.

Fog will be our friend this season! In her 126th year, it’s ironic that Pilgrim faces perhaps one of the most difficult periods in her history. Like many businesses, the small band of Trustees of the Pilgrim Foundation had thought that 2020 would be the biggest challenge our small charity has had to face so

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

Pilgrim gains grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund. The Pilgrim Heritage Sailing Foundation is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. This award will enable us to undertake

Pilgrim is back after lockdown with Covid Secure day sailings through the rest of August and September. If you want to sail with us check out the schedule here. There’s been a lot of preparation done by our skipper and volunteers over recent weeks. One of the final tasks was to cast Horatio adrift and

To Sail or not to Sail? – That is the question for Pilgrim. Not an easy decision! We now have the green light to resume sailing as long as its safe and within COVID Secure guidelines. Everyone is reeling from the recent events and as we emerge into a strange new “normal” we need to

Pilgrim’s 125th Anniversary – 4th June 2020 In these challenging times, we won’t be having a party today celebrating the 125th anniversary of Pilgrim’s launch. It was on 4th June 1895 that our beloved Pilgrim was slipped into Brixham Harbour at Upham’s Yard. Our Members, volunteers and all our supporters should take a moment though

While many of you have time on your hands we’d like to receive entries for our 125th Anniversary Pilgrim Poetry Competition. It’s simple – just write a little ditty about Pilgrim and post it on one of our social media feeds or you can email it to info@pilgrimofbrixham.org.uk We will post any email entries on