Wec 01 Jun 22
5 days, 4 nts
Trip Reference

Coronation Jubilee Sailing Celebration

Forget spam sandwiches and street parties, our Coronation Jubilee Sailing Celebration is something else.  We’ll celebrate the start of summer and your Jubilee celebrations by setting sail from the historic port of Brixham.  Plans are still being formulated all over the country and in the South West for this very special Royal celebration. We have with five days to play with so we can enjoy a relaxed and very different Jubilee context from the deck of Pilgrim.  We will include as much as possible within reach of the sea and ports of call. That’s likely to include fireworks, live music and various on shore events. It may also include watching the aircraft participating in the English Riviera Air Show. We’ll also have a 1950’s celebration dinner on board, so maybe Spam will feature somewhere after all!

Pilgrim’s Royal links are impressive; King George V, the Queen’s grandfather, visited Brixham in 1914 and saw the sailing trawlers racing in the bay. He presented the King George V Perpetual Cup to the town and Pilgrim is the current holder of the trophy. Our royal connections are further bonded by a visit onboard from Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in 2014 to present the trophy that year. Pilgrim is also a proud member of the UK National Historic Fleet and we will have a double celebration on 4th June, during this cruise, as it will be 127 years since Pilgrim slid down the launch slipway at Upham’s Yard in Brixham!  Another reason to fill a glass or three!

Sailing on Pilgrim is a unique experience

Not only will you have a superb five days sailing,  but we will also have  four nights to visit port celebrations along the coast. You will see how Victorian fishermen handled these heavy and powerful vessels. You will be able to assist the crew to sail Pilgrim in the traditional manner yet benefit from the modern guest facilities we have on board. Ensuite facilities may be available if booked early.

Your Coronation Jubilee Sailing Celebration will start and end in  Brixham, but over 5 days and 4 nights there is plenty of time to explore along the coast. Our cruise will be determined by weather and tides as ever. We’ll set off from Torbay, sail round Berry Head into Start Bay and continue westward. Destinations may include Dartmouth, Salcombe and Plymouth  The trip will be characterised by the rolling hills, pretty harbours and secluded beaches of South Devon. It will also likely feature a picnic or a barbeque somewhere special along the way. No doubt they’ll be a party or two onboard. Whatever we do it’ll be fun and something to remember!

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. That’s really special! 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 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.

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

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, × Travel Insurance, × Wet weather clothing, x Ensuite or additional space that is subject to availability for a supplement
Important Notes* Please make sure you understand our Terms and Conditions and the cancellation policy, * Travel Insurance is required which covers ‘Adventure Sailing’

Boarding & briefing

Guests are asked to embark at 12h00. The skipper and crew will then run through the plans for the trip 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 voyage

This all depends on the wind, the weather and the tide.  We’ll set off from Torbay, sail round Berry Head into Start Bay and continue westward. Destinations may include Dartmouth, Salcombe and Plymouth  The trip will be characterised by the rolling hills, pretty harbours and secluded beaches of South Devon. We will anchor in quiet coves overnight or visit local ports and harbours.

Hands-on or sit back and relax

All of our guests are encouraged to help the crew sail the boat. They will show you the ropes and ask you to help. Alternatively, if you just want to enjoy the sailing and the scenery, you can sit back and leave it to others. Feedback from past guests suggests that those who get involved get the most enjoyment out of the day. Lifejackets are provided for all on board and are compulsory unless the skipper advises otherwise.

Food and beverages

You will offered a snack lunch on arrival. We will provide afternoon tea on board and a two course dinner in the evening. Each day you will be served with breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu will be dictated by the fresh ingredients we can source and the weather conditions on the day. Non alcoholic drinks will be available all day as required. Breakfast is served before departure on the final morning.

What to wear and bring

Even in June, it can be  cool out at sea, so we suggest you bring a warm outer layer and also remember a sun hat. You should also come prepared with wet weather gear just in case. 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 – consider a travel sickness remedy before you set off – just in case.

Momentos of your heritage sailing experience

You will be invited to select from our range of regalia clothing and other momentos in our online shop before you leave home and anything you order will be available to you on the day. We will also provide you with a facility to upload your photos and share them with fellow guests.

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