This cruise will give you a taste for more than sailing! Our Dartmouth Cordon Blue Sailing combines traditional sailing with the renowned Dartmouth Food Festival and is an ideal short Autumn break. We’ll be exploring the delightful coastline of South Devon on our way round to Dartmouth. Once there, you can join in the fun with internationally renowned chefs as well as celebrated writers and food critics, They will to provide a huge range of exciting, informative and downright delicious food and entertainment.
In addition, we will be sailing Pilgrim out of the River Dart each day (weather permitting) and returning to the Food Festival on the Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Sailing on-board Pilgrim is a unique experience. Not only will you have a great time sailing, but 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. It will also make you realise the sacrifices made by generations of local fishing families who have striven to put fresh fish on the table.
Your Dartmouth Cordon Blue Sailing will start and end in the historic fishing port of Brixham at the southern end of Torbay. Brixham is often referred to as the ‘mother of trawling’ as it was at the heart of the development of the sailing trawler and is still England’s most productive fishing port to this day. 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.
This 3 day, 2 night sailing experience will include Torbay, Lyme Bay and Start Bay which surround the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The climate on the English Riviera is typically mild in Autumn, the sunshine record is coveted and the scenery is breathtaking. Guests can chose how much time they spend ashore at the Food Festival and how much time they spend sailing. Whatever you do, you will be able to learn some cordon bleu cooking skills while also appreciating the amazing feeling of just being propelled by the wind in the sails. That’s really special! Bon appetite!
|Dep Time / Port||12 noon, Brixham|
|Arr Time / Port||12 noon, 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|
|Important Notes||* Please make sure you understand our Terms and Conditions and the cancellation policy, * Travel Insurance is required which covers ‘Adventure Sailing’|