5% off Atlantic Voyages this weekend

5% off Atlantic Voyages this weekend

Fill your life with experiences and have stories to tell. 5% off this weekend on Atlantic Voyages 1st June to 13th August. Offer available from Friday 23rd to Monday the 26th . To find out more details about each voyage click on any destination page on our website, for example Galicia. Look at dates on our schedule page.Then fill out the booking form.  0044 (0)7922648472  we’re...
2019 schedule is now available

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...
“cinema on the sails ” EU funding Nautical routes

“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 cargo we are helping introduce people to the two regions. As part of the project is we have bought a projector and speakers so we can offer ” cinema on the sails” evenings in ports along the coasts. “vanishing sail ” will be one such film we will be showing. So if you see us in port and it’s a balmy evening the chances are we will be showing a film alongside the quay on the sails for the town to...
Easter 2016 cargo run and a cracking start to the season

Easter 2016 cargo run and a cracking start to the season

On the 30th of March 2016 we tied up alongside the Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth . A big thank you to Andy Brigden for allowing Grayhound to load her 2.3 tonnes of ale here. We had a crew of 11 and some local friends helping to load the 2820 bottles making up 235 cases of Atlantic Brewery ale. Bound for Douarnenez and the Brittany market. Atlantic Brewery is a micro brewery in Newquay all their ale is organic and designed by Stewart take a look at their website for more information about this fantastic small business  http://www.atlanticbrewery.com/ After loading the ale we set sail for Brittany. We had very light northerly winds and had a slow crossing to the Chanel du Four. We sailed into Camaret and anchored after about 30 hrs at sea. We arrived in Douarnenez where the crew had much  needed showers and beers !  We tasted over 13 of our sail traded wines. The crew also visited the maritime museum. The next day the 5th April the crew changed and we had a new crew sailing back to the UK with us. We loaded the wine bound for Plymouth and set sail on the 7th April. We tacked our way up to Morgat and then the next day to Camaret. When the wind went into the West we left for the Channel and 23 hrs later we arrived in Plymouth after a fast sail back. we had hail  and sun. Once the wine was offloading in Sutton harbour we had a gentle sail in the sun back down the coast to Falmouth. Next cargo...
Gin and Vodka bound for London

Gin and Vodka bound for London

“On 17th September my daughter Clara, 18, and I boarded Grayhound for the last cargo run of the season. I had been on Grayhound in May and felt inspired watching the mate, Laura, share her love of the sea with her nephew Bertie, 11. Clara had little sailing experience and what she had was easy warm weather day sailing on a charter boat in the Med. Clara was about to embark on her gap year and I was keen for some mother/daughter quality time doing something I love but have never really shared with my kids. I thought Grayhound with her family atmosphere and cosy interior would be a perfect introduction to traditional sailing, and transporting cargo by sail would open her eyes to a different way of trading, kinder to the environment. I wasn’t sure though how much she would enjoy it and I was worried she would get seasick. I shouldn’t have. We took the ferry to St Mawes where Marcus was waiting for us with the gig and we rowed ourselves back to Grayhound at anchor, how fun was that introduction to the ship!  After a welcome cup of tea we helped bring Grayhound alongside and we were immediately put through our paces loading ale into the cargo hold (usually the saloon), had a safety briefing and slipped out to sea in darkness where we hoisted the sails up. Under Marcus’ kind guidance Clara took the helm as we were speeding at 8 knots across the Channel under the stars and found out she was rather good at it. We were on watch for 3 hours...
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