Devon Sailing Weekend
- Vessel: Our Daddy
- Where: Devon
- Duration: 3 days
- Embark: Brixham - 16 August 2019, 11:30
- Disembark: Dartmouth, Devon - 18 August 2019, 15:00
Set sail aboard this beautiful classic Lugger for a weekend cruising along the Devon coastline, from Brixham to Dartmouth.
This weekend cruise is a great way to experience sailing on a classic lugger, whilst getting the best views of the south Devon coastline.
Our Daddy will set sail from the sweet coastal town of Brixham before heading down along the coast toward Dartmouth. Brixham welcomes many other classic and traditional vessels to its harbour, and you can be transported back in time by the scene of wooden vessels moored in front of picture-perfect pastel fishermen’s cottages. You’ll then sail past one of Devon’s many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Berry Head. With porpoises and dolphins often playing in ships’ wake, make sure you’ve got your binoculars handy and your eyes peeled on the water as well as on the land for the native seabirds – guillemots, kittiwakes, kestrels and gulls.
Due to the wind and tides, there are no fixed stop points but whilst on anchor, you’ll have a chance to go ashore and discover the beautiful coast close up. Take a stroll along the coast path to get that different perspective of Our Daddy on anchor. Whether you’re a seasoned solo sailor or a group looking to do something a bit different with your weekend, Our Daddy’s crew will cater for all ages and abilities.
The crew are from the area, and have been sailing these waters for years – so they know the best places to anchor, the most beautiful areas to sail past and the prettiest towns to visit. When you get to Dartmouth itself, it is a beautifully picturesque harbour town, so allow a little time after disembarking Our Daddy to wander through the narrow streets and discover what it’s got to offer.
With beautiful anchorages, amazing food and wonderful sailing, this is a delightfully different way to spend a weekend.
Guest berths: 6 Rig: Lugger
Built in Looe in 1921, Our Daddy was the last fishing lugger built of its type. Since leaving her fishing roots behind and becoming a charter vessel in the 1970s, she has since been renovated again and her rich history realised in 2017 when she was awarded a place on the very prestigious National Historic Ships register and awarded regional flagship of the year.
Now based in the lovely seaside town of Dartmouth, Devon, Our Daddy is proudly owned by friends Tim and Steve who operate her exclusively as a charter vessel; a much more relaxed approach than to her previous working life! Offering day experiences, long weekend or week-long charters, events and even some filming work, Our Daddy provides a perfect base if you want to learn more about life on the water or simply want to experience something new and relax aboard a ship full of maritime history.
From day sails out of her hometown along the Devon coast to a crossing over the English Channel to the Channel Islands and even France; you’ll be in safe hands with Skippers Tim and Steve who are both RYA instructors and have a wealth of knowledge and experience on the water. Not only just a sailing experience, holidays on Our Daddy offer views of unique coastlines, abundant wildlife, and excellent food all included in the price.
Tim and Steve look forward to welcoming you aboard Our Daddy and hope you enjoy the experience of sailing aboard this boat of Cornish Fishing history.
More about Our Daddy
- Are all meals included?
Yes all meals are included on board (breakfast, lunch, dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
- What language is spoken onboard?
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
Our Daddy has 6 berths in a shared cabin
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to pick up 3G/4G signal from the land. Please make sure if travelling abroad, that your phone is set up for international/European calling.
- How many showers/toilets does she have?
Our Daddy has one combined toilet and shower cubicle.
- Are there life jackets provided?
- Are there waterproofs provided?
Yes but feel free to bring your own if you wish.
- Will I be seasick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend taking tablets 24 hours before departure if you have any concerns.
- Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
To: Dartmouth, Devon