Sailing Dip and Dine
Celebrate summer in Devon with our Sailing Dip and Dine. It’s the ultimate summer holiday indulgence! You will have a day out sailing on the English Riviera on the 1895 historic trawler Pilgrim of Brixham. It’ll be good fun and a great introduction to sailing heritage vessels. As well as that, you will be cruising along the stunning South Devon coastline. Your cruise provides a one day ‘taster’ of traditional sailing in the sheltered waters of Start Bay, Lyme Bay and Torbay. Weather and sea state permitting, we will find a lovely sheltered bay to stop for lunch and a swim in the sea. That might be the secluded Elberry Cove or at Man Sands or possibly Anstey’s Cove at Babbacombe. In Devon we are spoilt for choice!
Sailing on Pilgrim is a unique and exhilarating experience
Not only will you have a superb day out sailing our 127 year old Brixham trawler, 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.
Where will we go?
As soon as your Sailing Dip and Dine gets underway, you will be able to savour the delights of Torbay which is also known as the English Riviera. The climate is mild, the sunshine record is coveted and the scenery is breathtaking. By mid August the sea temperature is also kind! Whether we stay in the Torbay or go further out, you will be able to appreciate the scenery, wildlife and the amazing feeling of just being propelled by the wind in the sails. There’s nothing quite like it!
Take a look at Pilgrim in full sail 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||10h00, Brixham|
|Disembarkation Time / Port||16.30hrs, Brixham|
|What is included||√ All onboard refreshments/meals, √ Hot and cold drinks, a light lunch and afternoon tea, √ 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 day
Hands-on or sit back and relax
Food and beverages
What to wear and bring
Momentos of your heritage sailing experience