Time to Show Our Appreciation
Pilgrim of Brixham Bm45 2023 crew

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 our guests. The crew then keep everyone entertained and fed while also ensuring everyone has exciting and enjoyable sailing whatever the weather and tides bestow upon us. That includes a fair bit of mentoring for guests who may have never hauled heavy gaff spars before! It’s all really hard work.

This year our accomplished Professional Skipper Richard was supported by Mate/Cook Maya and two training interns Hollie and Finn. Throughout the season they have all been studying and we’re delighted to congratulate Maya, Hollie and Finn for successfully completing their RYA Day Skipper exams and courses together with their RYA Powerboat Level 2 and a series of other supporting qualifications. Well done all.

Whilst our guest reviews show that all this effort is much appreciated we must also acknowledge that

Pilgrim would never leave the dock without additional volunteer crew who provide the additional muscle, expertise and humour to keep us sailing along. Many are there, day in and day out throughout the season and without them we couldn’t maintain our operations.

Many of the team don’t go sailing, instead they give their time to maintenance, administration, open days and everything else. They are the ‘not often seen’ muscle that keeps twitching to keep us going.

Thank you and fair winds to all.

Pilgrim crew achievements 2023

Pictured from right to left – Neil Davidson, Pilgrim Vice President, Skipper Richard , Mate Maya and Interns Finn and Hollie