Coastal Adventure Sail
July 7 @ 14:00 - July 13 @ 11:00 CEST1304€
Voyage No. 1561
This coastal delivery adventure will be more physically demanding as we will sail through the nights and be on watches as we sail along beautiful coastlines see natural wonders. As well as open sea passages as we head up the Irish Sea. You will be involved in most aspects maintaining and navigating a tall ship. Hands-on and challenging. No prior sailing skills are needed but a good health and a lust for adventure is a must.
We set out from Gosport just by the ‘worlds greatest naval port’, Portsmouth. Tacking down between Isle of Wight and the Solent National Reserve we head straight for Waymouth on the Dorset coast. As we make our way across the open water towards Brixam we pass Torquay and Babbacomb, with it’s crystal clear waters. Mayby we will be accompanied by playful Dolphins at our bow. We practice our sailing skills and are getting into our watchsytems properly by the time we approach the entrance to Plymouth. We sail past the old smugglers town of Polperro and the beautiful National Trust beaches. By the time we reach Fowey and/or historic clay harbour of Charlestown we find a calm anchorage and have a proper nights sleep and well deserved rest.
Next waypoint along the beautiful Rivera of England is the traditional working maritime town Falmouth. Further down the coast we reach the lighthouse Lizard (Britain’s most southerly point!). The Mounts Bay awaits us with the rough and beautiful touch of the Atlantic. If the weather and hence time allows we drop anchor and get a warm welcome in the old smuggler town of Penzance. Next day, between Lands Ends, the southern tip of Cornwall, and Isles of Scilly we tack north in the Irish Sea and up the the treacherous north coast. As we approach the Bristol Channel we might sail past the historically infamous pirate/smugglers island of Lundry. Once approching Bristol we hoist all sails and expect a warm welcome as the town is preparing for a three-day long festival! Where Grayhound will proudly fly it’s colours.