Sat 07 Sep 24
Date
7 days, 6 nts
Duration
PM070924
Trip Reference

Channel Islands & Brittany Adventure

Our Channel Islands & Brittany Adventure is one of our most popular sailing trips so don’t miss out on the chance to go this year! We aim to visit picturesque ports and harbours depending on the weather, wind and tides. Wherever we go, you can be assured of stunning scenery and wonderful wildlife. Wherever possible the Skipper will plan the trip to meet what the guests onboard would like to do. We hope to be able to include a saunter around the Channel Islands and across to the Brittany Coast. If the weather is kind, the crew delight in taking guests ashore to a secluded beach, sometimes cooking supper for a real “alfresco” dining experience on a camp fire. If it’s warm enough we may even have a swim! There’ll also be a chance to explore the islands and visit the shops and cafes. Wherever we go, you will be able to appreciate the scenery, the wonderful wildlife and the amazing feeling of just being propelled by the wind in the sails!

 

Sailing on Pilgrim – An Experience of a Lifetime

Sailing on Pilgrim is a real life adventure! You can learn how the very first trawlermen used to handle these heavy and powerful vessels. If you’d like to, you will be able to work alongside the crew to sail Pilgrim in the traditional manner, or you can relax and enjoy the sail. Either way, you’ll enjoy the modern guest facilities we have on board.

Your Channel Islands & Brittany Adventure will start and end in Brixham at the southern end of Torbay. Brixham is known as as the ‘mother of trawling’. In this pioneering town the sailing trawler was first developed over 200 years ago. To this day, Brixham is still England’s most valuable fishing port. It is bustling now, as it was then, and the harbour is still characterised by quaint colourful fishermen’s cottages and scores of fishing boats.

Take a look at Pilgrim in full sail leaving Dartmouth here. You can find out more about life on board Pilgrim by reading our SAILING GUIDE.  This tells you all the practical things you’ll need to know to make the best of your time onboard. If you would like to read reviews of guest experiences on Pilgrim check them out here.

Accommodation is arranged in two shared sleeping areas, one of six berths and the other of four berths. Our bunks are wide and comfortable! There’s very little storage onboard though so pack light and into a soft holdall. For more room or even your own ‘en-suite facilities’ please enquire by email. These are offered subject to availability on certain sailings by payment of a supplement.  Contact sailing@pilgrimofbrixham.org.uk

Prices quoted are per single berth to include all meals as described below.

 

Additional information

Embarkation Time / Port12h00, Brixham
Disembarkation Time / Port12h00, Brixham
What is included√ All onboard refreshments/meals, √ Berthing, mooring & fuel costs, √ Bunk linen, √ Use of lifejacket and other onboard safety gear
What is not included× Alcoholic drinks, × Car park fees at home port, × Towels, × Wet weather clothing, x Ensuite or additional space that is subject to availability for a supplement, Travel insurance – over 12 miles
Important Notes* Please make sure you understand our Terms and Conditions and the cancellation policy, * Skipper has discretion as to passage and destination options, * Travel Insurance is required which covers ‘Adventure Sailing’

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Boarding & briefing

Guests are asked to embark at 12h00. The skipper and crew will then run through the plans for the trip, get to understand guest preferences and give the essential safety briefing. Information on finding Pilgrim and on parking and transportation arrangements are in the Sailing Guide provided and on the website.

Plan for the Trip

This all depends on the wind, the weather and the tide and where the guests would like to go! Typically we may go along the South Devon coast to start with to give you a chance to get to know Pilgrim before we cross the Channel and to get the best weather window for the crossing. Crossing the Channel may involve some lengthy sailing passages and can be rough sometimes. Once we’re across, we’ll visit historic ports and take in the spectacular scenery. Hopefully you will also see the amazing marine wildlife. Pods of dolphins often join Pilgrim on her travels. Some places may involve beach landings from an inflatable dinghy to get ashore, we’ll give you a hand but please bear this in mind before booking.

Hands-on or sit back and relax

Our past guests frequently tell us that getting involved in helping to sail Pilgrim was of the day, so we encourage everyone to help the crew sail the boat. Don’t worry! They’ll show you the ropes and support you. Alternatively, if you just want to relax and enjoy the sailing and the scenery, you can sit back and leave it to others. Lifejackets are provided for all on board and are compulsory unless the skipper advises otherwise.

Food and beverages

You will start the trip with a brew and lunchtime snack. Each day we will serve breakfast lunch and dinner and also timely drinks and snacks. The menu will be dictated by the fresh ingredients we can source and the weather conditions and our situation from day-to-day. On the last morning we will just serve breakfast.

What to wear and bring

Even in late summer it can still be cool out at sea so we suggest you bring warm layers and that all important sun hat. You should also come prepared with wet weather gear. Don’t forget your phone or camera to capture the stunning scenery and amazing wildlife. It is important to bring sun screen to protect yourself and if you think you might need it, especially across the Channel – consider a travel sickness remedy before you set off each day- just in case.

Something to remember your heritage sailing experience

We have a range of branded clothing and other items in available in our online shop. Why not order before you leave home and it can be available for you to collect on the boat. We love to see guests photos and share them on our social media. We’ll provide you with a QR code to upload your photos so we know we have your permission to use them.
Sark in the Channel Islands
Channel islands Sark
Channel islands Guernsey
Pilgrim beach barbecue
Approaching Falmouth
October 2023