Our second Summer B&B Sailing Weekend in July is a two night trip and is an excellent way to discover life on board a heritage sailing vessel and to the explore the stunning South Devon coastline. It’s an ideal experience to prepare for a longer voyage. Guests board by 10pm Friday evening and we depart Saturday morning to make the most of the day. We make arrangements for a tasty Brixham fish and chip supper Friday evening for those who arrive early. Our timings are designed to enable people to arrive by train or drive to Brixham after work on Friday evening. On Saturday morning we set off on our sailing adventure and after an exciting day at sea, we have an overnight stay at anchor or in a nearby Devon harbour. A freshly cooked dinner is included on Saturday evening and a hearty breakfast on Sunday morning. Once everything is stowed we set off to be back in Brixham by Sunday lunchtime. That leaves time for guests to get home that evening.
Sailing on Pilgrim is a unique and exhilarating experience. Not only will you have a superb experience sailing our 125 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 Summer B&B Sailing Weekend 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 sailing adventure will likely include Torbay, Lyme Bay and Start Bay which surround the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The climate is typically warm, the sunshine record is coveted and the scenery is breathtaking. Wherever we go you will be able to appreciate the amazing feeling of just being propelled by the wind in the sails. It’s a unique experience, not to be missed!
|Dep Time / Port||22.00 HRS, 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’|