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Sailing to Brittany & the Channel Islands

  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Falmouth, Cornwall
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Embark: Falmouth - 17 August 2022, 11:00
  • Disembark: Falmouth - 25 August 2022, 11:00

Set sail with Pellew from Falmouth and make your way across the English Channel to discover the Channel Islands and the North Coast of Brittany.

Join Pellew as she sails across the English Channel to make way for the Channel Islands and the North Coast of France.

Sailing open waters is just what Pellew was designed to do, so whatever the weather, it is guaranteed you will reach the beautiful archipelago of the Channel Islands with more sunshine hours a year than anywhere else in the UK!

The main aim is to create a good balance of great sailing with enough time for some island exploration while anchoring overnight in secluded bays with deserted beaches all to yourself! Once we’ve done a bit of island hopping and channel sailing, we will set course for the Breton coast.

Read about the Channel Islands and what each island has to offer here.

With its wild coastlines and medieval ports, the Breton coast is full of ancient history, Celtic tradition and beautiful boats. The French love classic boats just as much as we do, with traditional fishing still a much relied on part of the infrastructure; sailing and sea-faring lies within the heart of these beautiful coastal villages. It will be Pellew’s first time sailing to Brittany and we can’t wait to show her off!

Once we have soaked up the Breton atmosphere, perhaps explored a traditional french market or two and had a coffee on the quayside, it’s time to set the sails and head back out to open waters where Pellew will finish her voyage back in the Cornish town of Falmouth.

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VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
Sailing to Brittany & the Channel Islands17 August 20239£1,695.00Enquire now

All voyages for Pellew

VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
Taster Sailing in the Small Isles16 July 20224£550.00Enquire now
Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure26 August 20225£875.00Enquire now
Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure9 September 20224£550.00Enquire now
Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure15 September 20226£925.00Enquire now
Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure23 September 20223£425.00Enquire now
Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure30 September 20224£550.00Enquire now
Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure7 April 20234£595.00Enquire now
Taster Sailing Weekend in Cornwall14 April 20233£460.00Enquire now
Sailing from Cornwall to Scotland22 April 202310£1,515.00Enquire now
Taster Sailing in the Small Isles4 May 20234£595.00Enquire now
Sailing & Exploring Mull9 May 20237£1,220.00Enquire now
Sailing the Outer Islands & St Kilda16 May 202310£1,830.00Enquire now
Sailing & Exploring the Small Isles27 May 20237£1,220.00Enquire now
Sailing & Exploring Mull3 June 20237£1,220.00Enquire now
Sailing the Outer Islands & St Kilda10 June 202310£1,830.00Enquire now
Taster Sailing in the Small Isles22 June 20234£595.00Enquire now
Sailing & Exploring Mull27 June 20237£1,295.00Enquire now
Sailing the Outer Islands & St Kilda4 July 202310£1,830.00Enquire now
Taster Sailing in the Small Isles15 July 20235£790.00Enquire now
Sailing from Scotland to Cornwall22 July 202310£1,515.00Enquire now
Exploring the Isles of Scilly With Pilot Cutter Pellew3 August 20237£1,295.00Enquire now
Exploring the Isles of Scilly With Pilot Cutter Pellew10 August 20237£1,295.00Enquire now
Sailing to Brittany & the Channel Islands17 August 20239£1,695.00Enquire now
Bank Holiday Sailing in Cornwall26 August 20233£460.00Enquire now
Exploring the Isles of Scilly With Pilot Cutter Pellew30 August 20237£1,295.00Enquire now
Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure7 September 20236£995.00Enquire now
Taster Sailing in Cornwall15 September 20234£595.00Enquire now
Taster Sailing in Cornwall21 September 20235£790.00Enquire now
Taster Sailing in Cornwall29 September 20234£595.00Enquire now

Pellew

Guest berths: 8 Rig: Pilot Cutter

Pellew is a faithful recreation of the Falmouth Pilot Cutter Vincent, originally built in 1852 and based in St Mawes she was a familiar sight on the Fal estuary for 70 years, eventually retiring from service in 1922. Today, the spirit of tradition lives on and Pellew is strongly built to sail the oceans of the world with her guests travelling in utmost comfort and safety.

Originally designed and built for speed and seaworthiness, these sturdy vessels would carry pilots out to sea, meeting ocean-going ships arriving with cargos bound for Europe. Whatever the weather and however rough the seas these courageous cutters were an integral part of maritime life in the south-west of England.

With her vast sail plan, think fast, invigorating sailing with the lee rail kissing the waves, Pellew is certainly not for the faint-hearted. So if you are looking for that next adventure at sea on a beautifully powerful wooden vessel, then Pellew is the boat for you.

Below decks, you are welcomed into a cosy saloon with cushioned seating around a large table and a generous galley. Delectable home-cooked meals will be freshly-prepared on board by our dedicated cook using locally sourced produce wherever possible. The 8 guest berths are arranged around an open-plan cabin with a shower and two toilets for guest use.

She is oak framed throughout and planked with locally sourced Douglas fir mast and spars. Although she is tiller steered, she does have two large electric capstan winches to help get the sails up and in. Guests are welcomed and invited to get involved in the sailing of Pellew. In fact, it will be hard not to want to feel first hand, the power of this beautiful boat as glides seemingly effortlessly through the water.

She will usually sail with a skipper, mate and dedicated cook, with a fourth crew member joining for longer voyages. She will be spending her first sailing season exploring the coasts of Cornwall and Devon with voyages across to the Isles of Scilly, the Channel Islands and the Breton Coast.




More about Pellew

FAQ

  • What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Pellew?

    Pellew is still running a Test & Sail Policy for the 2022 sailing season whether guests are vaccinated or not. Please refer to our COVID page for more information.

  • 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?

    Yes, please let us know when making your booking.

  • What language is spoken onboard?

    English

  • Do I need to tip the crew?

    Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    8 berths in the open fore cabin

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    2 toilets, 1 shower for guests

  • Are bedding and towels provided?

    All bedding is but please bring your own towels.

  • Is there an age limit?

    Preferably over 12's accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ratio but please check with us in the office as each voyage is different.

  • Is there WIFI?

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

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?

    Yes, each bunk has a 12v USB charger

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes

  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    There are off-shore jackets available for guests when sailing but please bring your own waterproof for time ashore.

  • Do I need sailing experience?

    No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure and a want to get actively involved.

  • 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.

Locations

From: Falmouth

To: Falmouth

PARKING:

You can leave your car at any of the Long Stay car parks with a weekly or overnight ticket. You can pay using the JustPark app on your phone which can be easier. Try Church Street TR11 3RQ or The Dell TR11 3HP.

BY RAIL:

There are direct trains with Great Western Railway to Truro from starting routes of Plymouth, Exeter St Davids, Cardiff Central and London Paddington. Once at Truro station you will need to change onto the Maritime line to Falmouth Town Station.

BY AIR:

The quickest way into the county during the spring/summer months, Newquay Airport requires taking either a taxi to Truro Train Station for the onward rail travel, or a taxi direct to Falmouth.

STAY IN FALMOUTH:

There are plenty of places to stay in Falmouth. Try The Chain Locker, Cutty Sark Inn or Seaview Inn.

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