Easter Sail Adventure
April 15 @ 11:00 - April 18 @ 14:00 CEST732€
Voyage No. 1399
On this Coastal Exploration we sail along the diverse and beautiful coastline of Cornwall also known as the English Riviera and/or up the beautiful Devon coast. As we sail through the day you will be involved in most aspects of navigating the ship while enjoying the natural wonders and viewing picturesque fishing villages from a unique perspective. We find anchorages and explore inlets and harbours in our rowing gigs. Nights are spent at anchor in beautiful calm bays while enjoying delicious local food with a glass of wine or a beer.
This is a perfect sailing voyage for who want to learn about sailing a Cornish Lugger from 1776. The direction of the wind and tide will dictate which way we head. Making sure we get the best possible sailing conditions to sail Grayhound to her fullest potential, just like in the old days.
We might head west and visit the famous smugglers town Polperro before we moor up on beautiful National Trust beaches. As we continue down to the historic port of Fowey, which also happens to be the official homeport of Grayhound! Soon after we reach the historic clay harbour of Charlestown, row ashore and do some sightseeing, visit the Wreck Museum and more. With the right winds around the highest point of the coast, Dodman Point, we might explore the Place Creek beyond St Mawes and finally anchor up in Falmouth, with its picture-perfect streets, river mouth and bay. Or find anchorage along the calm and peaceful Trelissick or Helford river. Heading back to Plymouth there will be plenty of chances to fully experience sailing a lugger in its historic waters while enjoying this gem of a coast.
If we head up the Devon coast we might moor up in the traditional fishing village of Salcombe. Mix with the locals on the cobble street and visit the artisan shops. Continuing up the coast we will sail past Slapton Ley and Slapton Sands with it’s big diversity of birds by the fresh water lakes. Past Blackpool we find the picturesque harbour town Dartmouth, well worth a stop. Further up the coast we sail past Berry head, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Chances are that we will be accompanied by dolphins playing at the bow of the ship. Around the corner from Berry Head we reach Brixham with it’s rich maritime history and many classic sailing vessels. We might head for Torquay and Babbacomb with it’s crystal clear waters and find an anchorage for the night.
Either way the wind takes us you will feel the wings of history flap around your ears as the we beat along the dramatic coastal waters of Cornwall and/or Devon in replica of a proper Cornish lugger from 1776, immersed in the beauty of nature.