Devon & Cornwall Milebuilder (Experienced sailors only)
You will board Pilgrim in the Falmouth for our Devon & Cornwall Milebuilder. This is a “no-frills” positioning trip to move Pilgrim from Falmouth back to Brixham with an emphasis on sailing. It is priced accordingly. It’s an opportunity to build sailing miles and to understand and appreciate how heavy gaff rigged vessels are handled. It may involve night passages and heavy weather sailing if required to meet the schedule. We will still make it fun, and you’ll still be able to soak up the great scenery and marine wildlife.
Pilgrim is a proud member of the UK National Historic Fleet and in 2022 it will be 127 years since she was launched from Upham’s Yard in Brixham right next to where she now berths when at home. She was fully restored ten years ago and is original above decks with contemporary shared accommodation below. This trip is not for novices or the inexperienced and we are happy to record sea miles in your log book.
Sailing on Pilgrim is a unique experience
Not only will you have a exhilarating sailing adventure, but you will see how Victorian fishermen handled these heavy and powerful vessels. Crewing them today involves the same sweat and rigour as in times past and it highlights the challenges fishermen faced when trawling offshore for their livelihood on boats like Pilgrim. You’ll come away with a new respect for them and these amazing vessels.
What’s the plan
As ever everything depends on weather, wind and tide. We may undertake extended passages and sail through the night or we may take the opportunity to seek out a nice anchorage or an historic harbour. Leaving the Fal Estuary on Monday, we need to be in Torbay on the Wednesday morning. Transfers to Pilgrim in the Fal Estuary may be by dinghy or ferry from St Mawes.
Prices quoted are per single berth to include all meals as described. Everyone on board is expected to help in the galley and with cleaning and maintaining the boat on route. Guest crew members also need to bring a pillowcase and a sleeping bag as bedding is not provided.
|Embarkation Time / Port||12h00, Falmouth|
|Disembarkation Time / Port||12h00, Brixham|
|What is included||√ All onboard refreshments/meals, √ Berthing, mooring & fuel costs, √ 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 Bed linen, x Travel to and from ports of embarkation and disembarkation|
|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 voyage
Hands-on or sit back and relax
Food and beverages
What to wear and bring
Momentos of your heritage sailing experience