Sail Cargo voyages

Join us as crew on our cross Channel Cargo Adventures and Portuguese circuit and work towards a greener way of transporting cargo. A working holiday onboard a beautiful tall ship. New 2019 schedule out now.

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The Madeira run

In 2019 we will be introducing our Spanish and Portuguese circuit. Bay of Biscay crossing, Galicia retreat voyages, Porto for cargo, ocean sailing to Madeira and the Azores before returning to Brittany. Schedule out now.

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Day Sails & Isles of Scilly

In 2019 we will be offering a super special Cornish August bank holiday Isles of Scilly voyage, only one, so book early. Devon May bank holiday day sails in Dartmouth only. Schedule out soon. All with children’s prices.

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Sustainable Shipping

Sailing to and from Brittany

Sailing cargo voyages on Grayhound offers 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 noDSCF2454w.

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Uk sailing holiday

Galicia & Madeira NEW FOR 2019

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.

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Sailing off into the sunset, Cornish sailing holiday

Ocean Sailing again.

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.

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2019 schedule is now available

We have a exciting new itinerary for 2019 which has many options, cargo ocean passages, channel cargo passages, Galicia cruising, day sails in Dartmouth, Isles of  Scilly family holidays. click here to look at the... read more

“cinema on the sails ” EU funding Nautical routes

Ourselves with TOWT, Port Musee Douarnenez and Square sail ventures in Charlestown Harbour have been granted EU project money to help develop a touristic route between Cornwall UK and Brittany. This two regions are linked massively and by sailing to and fro delivering... read more

Our blog is now on Facebook

Follow all our adventures on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/grayhoundluggersailing/ We run the blog from the phone onboard the ship and daily we update our facebook page. It’s the best way to keep in touch... read more

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