Dartmouth Royal Regatta Cruise
Our Dartmouth Royal Regatta Cruise is always a very popular trip. This 5 day 4 night trip combines traditional sailing in Start Bay with 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 by going ashore and touring all the stalls and by visiting the funfair. There’s shopping, food, music and all sorts of entertainment during Regatta week in Dartmouth. The Parade of Classic Craft is usually on the Saturday and Pilgrim will join in the parade and provide a great viewing platform for the spectacular end of regatta firework display. (Regatta elements are subject to the published programme – see their website)
Our days will be spent sailing Pilgrim out of the River Dart perhaps anchoring off Blackpool Sands or Slapton Sands and returning to the festivities in the evenings. 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. If you wish to stay ashore while Pilgrim is sailing, you have the added benefit of watching the riverside fun and games, rejoining Pilgrim for dinner.
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!
Take a look at Pilgrim in full sail at 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.
|Embarkation Time / Port||11.30hrs, Brixham|
|Disembarkation 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’|
Boarding & briefing
Plan for the Trip
Hands-on or sit back and relax
Food and beverages
What to wear and bring
Momentos of your heritage sailing experience