Cargo voyages on Grayhound offer you a unique experience to sail on a traditional 18th Century Lugger, delivering up to 4.5 tonnes of organic French wine and West Country ale under sail to and fro across the Channel every summer. You will be hand loading the boxes right into the hold. Becoming a 18th century cargo crew is a fun working holiday, you will be busy and expected to join in many tasks like traditional ship maintenance, splicing and deck scrubbing as well as sailing the ship and loading the cargo. 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. If what you are looking for is genuine adventure then you will like what we are offering. Sailing cargo reduces damage to the environment and is a rewarding and exciting movement happening right now.
Lots to choose from the new schedule. We will be offering sailing retreat holidays from the port of Vigo to the national park and Cies islands on the Northern Spanish Rias. We will then continue our Atlantic circuit visiting Porto, Madeira and the Azorian islands of Sao Miguel, Pico and Faial. Our Galicia retreat voyages will be relaxed and fun with a good balance of hands on sailing and beach, shore time. Our Atlantic Ocean adventures offer a working tall ship passage for the true adventurers. For those wanting to stay closer to home we will be sailing to the Isles of Scilly , day sailing in Dartmouth. We continue to sail wine and beer across the Channel to Brittany on our Channel cargo adventure voyages.
It will be good to feel the wide open ocean again next year. If you are looking for a adventure working holiday these voyages are for you. Leg one will be the Bay of Biscay 450 nautical miles, leg two will be Porto to Madeira 700 nautical miles, leg three will be Madeira to Azores 670 nautical miles, leg four will be Azores to Brittany 1200 nautical miles. We will be collecting cargos of Portuguese wine, olive oil, Madeira and tea as we leave Porto and reach each island. Long ocean voyages are for the fit and adventurous, team building and hard work required with some stunning destinations to explore along the way. Grayhound is a MCA category 0 coded vessel, which means she is licensed and equipped to take people sailing to unlimited mileages offshore. In 2013/14 Grayhound sailed around the Atlantic to the Caribbean and back, so we know these waters well and are excited to be off again adventuring.