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Midsummer Coastal Sail – NEW!!!
June 21 @ 14:00 - June 24 @ 11:00 CEST870€
Voyage No. 1558
Falmouth – Gosport
On this Grayhound adventure we will sail along the beautiful coastlines of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Hampshire seeing natural wonders and famous local sites on the way. We sail through at least one night and practice night navigation and around the clock watch systems. Some nights are spent at anchor in a beautiful calm bay. You will be involved in most aspects of navigating the ship – hoisting sails, steering, handling ropes, dropping anchor and taking reefs.
We set out from the South coast of Cornwall in Falmouth, a traditional working maritime town. As we leave the bay of Falmouth and round St Anthonys head we will know whether the winds are with us or against us. Either way we make our way up the coast passing the highest point of the coast, Dodman Point. Past it in the distance will see the historic clay harbour of Charlestown and the historic port of Fowey, which also happens to be the official homeport of Grayhound! Further up the coast are the beautiful National Trust beaches where we drop anchor for the night and take a well-deserved rest. Next day we pass the old smugglers town of Polperro. We sail past the busy Plymouth harbour and head up the Devon past Slapton Ley and Slapton Sands with it’s big diversity of birds by the fresh water lakes. We will spot Dartmouth in the distance before we reach 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. Next day we head straight for Waymouth on the Dorset coast, across open water and practice our sailing skills. By the time we sail past Isle of Wight we will be ready for mooring up in Gosport at the entrance to the island city of Portsmouth. After we douse the sails we all head to the pub for a proper pint in the ‘worlds greatest naval port’ to celebrate this epic coastal adventure!