Sat 30 Apr 22
Date
3 days, 2 nts
Duration
PM300422
Trip Reference

Weekend Sailing Adventure

You will board Pilgrim in the historic fishing port of Brixham for our Weekend Sailing Adventure. We will spend the weekend exploring the coastline, bays and estuaries of South Devon. You will get the chance to soak up the stunning scenery and experience exhilarating sailing on our beloved and fully restored heritage sailing trawler. 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.

Sailing on Pilgrim is a unique experience

Not only will you have a superb weekend 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.

Your Weekend Sailing Adventure will start and end in 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?

This 3 day Weekend 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 mild, the sunshine record is coveted and the scenery is breathtaking. Torbay is referred to as the English Riviera with good reason, We will aim to visit historic Dartmouth or anchor in secluded coves and visit the beaches. 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. That’s really special!

Take a look at Pilgrim in full sail leaving 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 sailing@pilgrimofbrixham.org.uk

Additional information

Embarkation Time / Port12h00, Brixham
Disembarkation Time / Port12h00, 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

Guests are asked to embark at 12h00. The skipper and crew will then run through the plans for the trip and give the essential safety briefing. Information on finding Pilgrim and on parking and transportation arrangements are in the Sailing Guide provided and on the website.

Plan for the voyage

This all depends on the wind, the weather and the tide. Torbay provides a delightful sheltered cruising area if needed. Our aim will be to sail out into Lyme Bay and Start Bay and along the delightful South Devon coastline. We will anchor in quiet coves overnight or visit local ports and harbours.

Hands-on or sit back and relax

All of our guests are encouraged to help the crew sail the boat. They will show you the ropes and ask you to help. Alternatively, if you just want to enjoy the sailing and the scenery, you can sit back and leave it to others. Feedback from past guests suggests that those who get involved get the most enjoyment out of the day. Lifejackets are provided for all on board and are compulsory unless the skipper advises otherwise.

Food and beverages

You will offered a snack lunch on arrival. We will provide afternoon tea on board and a two course dinner in the evening. The following day you will be served with breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. The menu will be dictated by the fresh ingredients we can source and the weather conditions on the day. Non alcoholic drinks will be available all day as required. Breakfast is served before departure on the final morning.

What to wear and bring

In the Spring, it can be  cool out at sea, so we suggest you bring a warm outer layer and also remember a sun hat. You should also come prepared with wet weather gear just in case. Don’t forget your phone or camera to capture the stunning scenery and amazing wildlife. it is important to bring sun screen to protect yourself and if you think you might need it – consider a travel sickness remedy before you set off – just in case.

Momentos of your heritage sailing experience

You will be invited to select from our range of regalia clothing and other momentos in our online shop before you leave home and anything you order will be available to you on the day. We will also provide you with a facility to upload your photos and share them with fellow guests.

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