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West Country, Brittany & the Isles of Scilly

Discover the West Country, Brittany and the Isles of Scilly in 2015 onboard a 18th Century Lugger. Our popular voyages return. Discover how to sail a traditional Cornish vessel in a hands on way.  Book your berth with the ship direct.

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Want to stay on board for longer and learn more ? With our new Long Term Tariff you can stay for a month at a time. Get fully involved and have an adventure find out more.

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Sustainable Shipping

Sustainable Shipping

Sustainable Shipping  of Cargo offers a unique experience to sail on a traditional 18th Century Lugger, delivering up to 4.5 tonnes of Breton and West Country produce under sail to and fro across the Channel. You will be hand loading boxes of Ale, vegetables, wine, oats and buckwheat. Becoming a 18th century cargo crew will be hard work, you will be busy and expected to join in many tasks like traditional ship maintenance, splicing, cooking, cleaning and deck scrubbing as well as sailing the ship. You do not need to have stepped on a ship before or have any sailing experience. You will need to have a good level of fitness, be keen to muck in and learn new skills. It may be grueling, you may get exhausted and even sea sick. If what you are looking for is genuine adventure then you will like what we are offering. Sailing offers sustainable cargo shipment which reduces damage to the environment and is a rewarding and exciting movement happening right now.

 

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Sailing Voyages

We are offering more of our popular, hands on, adventure sailing experiences cruising around the beautiful and timeless West Country, Isles of Scilly and Brittany coasts. We believe that involving people is the way forward so what ever voyage you sail on you will be expected to help sail the vessel. We have a full time cook and a professional crew. Keeping you safe and allowing you to be hands on working the vessel is our priority. We have only ever had positive feedback from our voyage crews about us, our family, our approach, our food and our much loved sailing Lugger. These voyages are comfortable, well catered and lots of attentive tutorial is given. Quiet anchorages, small fishing villages, isolated bays and stunning scenery are all found in the areas we sail. You do not need to have ever been sailing before to enjoy one of these voyages you just need a spirit of adventure.

Sailing off into the sunset, Cornish sailing holiday

Long Term Tariff

New for this season we are offering a tariff which enables you to stay on board for longer, spend less money but do much more in return. We only have two berths available at any one time so demand is going to be high. You can stay for a minimum one month with the potential to increase your stay to up to six months.You will get involved in every aspect of sailing, maintaining the ship, helping with change overs, shopping for stores, cleaning, cooking and learning basic navigation. You will be worked hard alongside the permanent crew absorbing what they do and taking in as much as you decide. This experience may suit you if you’re thinking of working in the industry in the future. Alternatively you may just want to experience ship life on a purely interest based level as part of a gap year or sabbatical.What ever your reasons we welcome you to get in touch and see if this tariff could work for you. 

July ale run ship’s log

Log The team loaded the organic ale in Brixham inner harbour with Alan Collyer Exeter brewery owner lending a hand. Took 45 mins to load 3 tonnes of ale. Brixham harbour super helpful.  Crew of 6 onboard small but strong, James Stewart freelance journalist also aboard... read more

Grayhound and Fairtransport unite

RETURN OF SAIL “Fleet of cargo sailing ships unites under Fairtransport flag.” Brigantine Tres Hombres made her maiden voyage in 2009 to the climate conference in Copenhagen. Since then, year after year she has been sailing down to the West indies and up... read more

Our three masted rig shows off in Brixham

The three masted lugger out in Torbay this bank holiday weekend. Under full sail Grayhound is handled by a crew of 10 adults during the heritage regatta in Brixham and Brixfest 2015. Grayhound won 1st prize in her class . Grayhound is using Brixham this summer as her... read more

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