Our Dartmouth Regatta Cruise is always a very popular trip. This 3 day 2 night trip combines traditional sailing in Start Bay with participation in the celebrated Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta. We’ll be exploring the delightful coastline of South Devon on our way round to Dartmouth. Once there, you can soak up the atmosphere watching the river events or touring all the stalls and by visiting the funfair. There’s shopping, food, music and all sorts of entertainment during Regatta week in Dartmouth.
In addition, we will be sailing Pilgrim out of the River Dart on Thursday and returning to the festivities in the evening. 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.
Your Dartmouth Regatta Cruise 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.
Your cruise will take you along the coastline which surrounds the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The local climate is typically warm in August, the sunshine record is coveted and the scenery is breathtaking. Guests can chose how much time they spend ashore at the Regatta and how much time they spend sailing. Whatever you’ll have the amazing feeling of just being propelled by the wind in the sails. That’s really special!
|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’|