Spring Coastal Exploration
April 21 @ 11:00 - April 26 @ 14:00 CEST1098€
Voyage No. 1403
On this Coastal Exploration we sail along the diverse and beautiful coastline of Cornwall also known as the English Riviera. 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.
As we head west we might visit the famous smugglers town Polperro before we moor up on beautiful National Trust beaches. As we continue down past 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. With the right winds around the highest point of the coast, Dodman Point, we might discover 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. 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. Grayhound will get a warm welcome once we drop anchor by the old smuggler town of Penzance. Heading back to Falmouth we will have more time to feel the winds of the “Mor Kurnow” (Cornish for English Channel) as she fills the sails of Grayhound.
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 in replica of a proper Cornish lugger from 1776, immersed in the beauty of nature.