Sail along on this epic channel crossing delivering cargo to France/UK in the most ecological way possible. All hands on deck!
You will not get closer than this to experiencing the life of traditional sailing. A unique chance to partake in an eco-cargo delivery of wine, beer, clothes or other dry merchandise. Just like the luggers 250 years ago Grayhound will deliver merchandise of high demand from one country to another cross Channel. Only difference is that Grayhound of today carries a cargo license!
This is a full hands-on sailing voyage as we sail from Penzance to Douarnenez crossing the channel with many names; ‘La Manche’, ‘Mor Breizh’, ‘Mor Kurnow’. We will sail over one of the busiest sailing and shipping routes in the world. Whether we sail through the day or night we need to keep a good lookout on our watches. We load and unload the ship by hand. You need to be physically fit and in good health.
If we deliver beer or wine you will of course have a chance to taste the goods once they are delivered and the mission is complete!
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.