Pilgrim will set sail east along the Jurassic Coast from Brixham for our exciting Old Gaffers Solent Adventure. It’s will be our first time back at the Old Gaffers Solent rally since 2014 and we’re really looking forward to it. This cruise will be one of the landmark events in our 125th Anniversary year when we will join up with a fabulous fleet of other heritage vessels in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Over seven days we will cruise along the Jurassic Coast and back, soaking up the wonderful wildlife and stunning scenery. Pilgrim will sail in past the Needles and Hurst Castle to join in the festivities in Yarmouth. This trip will combine a wonderful sailing experience, the fun and frolics of the rally and the delights of sailing in the Solent.
Cruising on Pilgrim is a unique experience. Not only will you have a superb sailing holiday, 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 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 7 day, 6 night, adventure will include sailing in Torbay and Lyme Bay, along the Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset and in the sheltered waters of the Solent. Wherever we go you will be able to appreciate the scenery, the wonderful wildlife and the amazing feeling of just being propelled by the wind in the sails. Our Old Gaffers Solent Adventure is a highlight of our 2020 season.
Top picture courtesy David Jones Wiki Commons
|Dep Time / Port||10.00hrs, 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’|