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Sailing & Exploring the coast of Brittany

  • Vessel: Grayhound
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Embark: Penzance - 30 July 2022, 11:00
  • Disembark: Penzance - 8 August 2022, 14:00
single berth£1,499 £374.75

Join Cornish Lugger Grayhound in Penzance as she crosses the Channel to explore the coast of Brittany, France.

This coastal exploration will start and end with a crossing of “Mor Breizh”, Breton for English Channel. While crossing one of the busiest sailing and shipping routes in the world we need to keep a good lookout on our watches. By the time we reach the Finistére in Brittany we will be ready for a relaxed  and joyful sail along beautiful coastlines seeing natural wonders and visiting famous local sites.

There is no shortage of beautiful coastal navigation areas in Finistère. During this navigation, we will focus on the area around the Ponant Islands. Ouessant, Sein and the famous Raz de Sein, the Molène archipelago, the coves and hidden caves of the bay of Douarnenez, Camaret, Aber Wrach … Have you dreamed of passing between the Tas de Pois, as on the mythical photos of ships passing between the Brest and Douarnenez festivals? We will spend the days sailing and anchor up at night in beautiful calm bays. You will be involved in most aspects of navigating and the ship as well as exploring coves, islands and caves with our din.gy

If time and weather allows we will moor up in Port Rhu in Douarnenez for a visit in this wonderful little fishing town with three harbours! It is also ‘homeport’ of Grayhound. The crew knows their way around and can make sure  that you have a wonderful meal in one of the local Créperies in town as well as visiting some of the nice artisanal shops.

The crews will go out of their way to offer the program that best suits your needs and the weather! Our local skipper Filémon knows the area by heart!


VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
Sailing & Exploring the coast of Brittany30 July 202210£1,499Enquire now


Guest berths: 12 Rig: Lugger

Grayhound is a three-masted, wooden tall ship Lugger who was first launched in 2012. She is a a 5/6th scale replica of the original “Grayhound” who was built in Cornwall in 1776 and used as a Customs Lugger. Under new ownership, she nows resides primarily in Douarnenez, France but certainly still loves to explore the seven seas.

True to her original ancestors, Grayhound has been traditionally built with her rigging the same as you’d find it back in 1776. Her owners relish the opportunity to give guests a true and exhilarating sailing experience, taking them back in time for a truly fascinating sailing holiday adventure. Sailing with Grayhound is a hands-on experience and guests are invited to get involved with all aspects of sailing this unique 18th century style Lugger.

Below decks, the traditional fit out continues but with considered spaces and a few more mod-cons. A communal saloon area sleeps 5 guests with a further five berths available in the fore cabin. A generous galley, two heads and a shower ensure guests comfort after a good days sailing.

Sailing holidays in Sweden on Grayhound vary from Day Sails to Canal cruises and from Fjord discoveries to Atlantic Cargo voyages. Whatever the voyage, Grayhound guarantees friendly, exhilarating sailing with no experience needed to climb aboard!

More about Grayhound


  • Are all meals included?

    Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.

  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    We can cater for Vegetarian, Dairy and Gluten free but sorry no vegans.

  • What language is spoken onboard?


  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    1x double berth & 3x single berths in the open saloon. another 5x single berths in the Fore Cabin

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    2 toilets, 1 shower

  • Is there WIFI?

    No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?


  • Are there life jackets provided?


  • Are Waterproofs provided?


  • Do I need sailing experience?

    No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.

  • Will I be sea sick?

    Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.


From: Penzance

To: Penzance

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