Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Our Dartmouth Royal Regatta cruise is always a very popular trip. This 4 day 3 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 and when in Dartmouth, 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)
Sailing on-board Pilgrim is a unique experience. Our days will be spent sailing Pilgrim, perhaps anchoring off Blackpool Sands or Slapton Sands for a picnic or a barbeque ashore. 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. We’ll likely stay overnight in Dartmouth on the Friday and Saturday. Guests can either choose to stay ashore on Saturday or stay afloat. From the shore you can watch the riverside fun and games, rejoining Pilgrim for dinner and the fireworks. Alternatively you can stay onboard and enjoy a morning sailing and then help crew Pilgrim for the Parade of Classic Craft in the afternoon.
Your Dartmouth Royal 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. Above all, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Embarkation Time / Port||12h00, Brixham|
|Disembarkation Time / Port||12h00, 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
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