GRAYHOUND – A unique experience!

Grayhound Ventures offers you the unique experience of sailing on a traditional 18th century lugger – a fast sailing vessel with ‘lug’ sails built for smuggling or chasing smugglers.

Help contribute to a greener way of thinking, travelling and transporting cargo while experiencing sailing in its truest form. Come for a real working, sailing, team-building holiday that will challenge you and give you new skills.

Come sail with Grayhound!

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The vision

Grayhound was built to offer environmentally-friendly charter and cargo shipping on a classic sailing ship. 
We offer a range of voyages, from family-friendly day trips to demanding expeditions in big seas. Please see our Physical Challege Rating (PCR) for each (1/5 = easy; 5/5 = very challenging). Our cargo capacity is 5 tons and 2 barells. We welcome enquiries from environmentally-responsible producers.      
We have a background in producing large-scale theatrical projects, including Toqqortat in Greenland, Burnt Out Punks and Kompani Bastard. Performing arts may become a part of Grayhound’s life. For now we are content to offer a miniature museum on board that features fascinating maritime items from the collection of Dr Cagliostro
We are from the north and we follow in the traditions of our ancestors. Your berth will be named after one of the great female or male Nordic explorers. We travel in the wake of Roald Amundsen, Fritjof Nansen, Aud Djuopauga and Aina Cederblom and often share their routes. 

Environment friendly

We offer environmentally-friendly, hands-on sailing voyages. We only start the engine when absolutely necessary.

Low-carbon delivery

We are experienced in delivering goods swiftly and responsibly. Let our sails become a part of your commercial journey. Sail is the final link in an ethical international supply chain and it creates a compelling story.  We carbon compensate through Atmosfair.


Join us for a hand-on sailing voyage in Scandinavia, the Caribbean or the Arctic


Please click below to see our voyage plans for 2021 and to apply for a place. 

“10 days of pure joy, fun and learning! A true adventure that I recommend anyone to do!” -Christian Wilse

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Grayhound Lugger Sailing

Grayhound Lugger Sailing

Adventure sailing experiences & low carbon cargo delivery.

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Hawila Project

Grayhound Lugger Sailing alongside Hawila in Holbaek, next destination - Odense ... See MoreSee Less

Grayhound Lugger Sailing alongside Hawila in Holbaek, next destination - Odense
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Grayhound Lugger Sailing

We had an amazing sail from Den Helder to Holbæk and managed to do over 180 nautical miles in 24 hours. We had some rough weather, which made the night watches on Skagerrak and Kattegat worth getting out of our bunks. We are now moored next to Hawila and had a great dinner together with their crew. Now we will have a crew change, and a lot of work before we continue on to Odense. ... See MoreSee Less

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Holbæk! Ska vi komma förbi?

Nice! Welcome home to scandinavia! Give a heads up if in cphn😎

Over 16 knots average….. that’s incredible!

Så spennende! Lykke til videre!! ⚓️🍀

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Grayhound Lugger Sailing

A visit to Charlestown. @ Charlestown Harbour ... See MoreSee Less

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Michael Baines!

Crossing The English Channel. ... See MoreSee Less

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She’s loving it, are you stopping in Plymouth?

Vous avez même du drone pour filmer le bateau ?

We are looking forward to see you in Den Helder


So nice to see you back in Cornish waters today!


Homeward bound

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Douarnenez saying farewell to Grayhound! Now we set sail towards Stockholm! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ni måste ha gjort intryck…


Difficult winds - it’ll be fun. 😊

Bon voyage

The Stockholm archipelago is waiting for you! When you arrive it might have turned warm and green too 😁

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