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South West Sailing Mile Builder

  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Embark: Falmouth - 18 July 2022, 12:00
  • Disembark: Brixham - 20 July 2022, 12:00

Become part of the crew and spend three days sailing from Falmouth to Brixham. Experienced sailors only.

Climb aboard Pilgrim of Brixham in Falmouth as she sets the sails and heads out into open waters towards Brixham.

SETTING THE SAILS

Once you’ve got familiar with the boat and your fellow crew, set the sails from the maritime port of Falmouth

Mile Builder

This is a “no-frills” positioning trip to move Pilgrim back to her home port of Brixham with an emphasis on sailing. It’s an opportunity to build sailing miles and to understand and appreciate how heavy gaff rigged vessels are handled. It may involve night passages and heavy weather sailing if required to meet the schedule. This trip is not for novices or the inexperienced and we are happy to record sea miles  in your log book.




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Pilgrim of Brixham

Guest berths: 10 Rig: Gaff Rigged Ketch

Pilgrim of Brixham, built in 1895, is a traditional gaff rigged ketch that is one of a handful of remaining wooden sailing trawlers that were built in Brixham. Pilgrim and her iconic red sails were once part of a large fishing fleet operating out of Brixham, which used to be the principal fishing port in the country. Her survival is testament to her quality, with many similar Victorian fishing vessels having a life span of less than 20 years – and the main reason for her survival is thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group and many individual donors and volunteers.

The Pilgrim Story

After spending many years under different owners in Scandinavia, in 1999 she was brought home from Denmark back to Brixham. After significant restoration work, a few mishaps along the way and a hefty dose of community spirit, Pilgrim was returned to her former glory above decks, and brought up to modern standards below.

Today, as a charter vessel, the Brixham community still rallies around Pilgrim, with local crew, experienced and skilled volunteers performing maintenance and making the Pilgrim of Brixham operation run like clockwork. VentureSail is incredibly proud to have a hand in getting people aboard this historic vessel to not only experience how magnificently she sails, but also to see how passionate those that sail her are. Join Pilgrim on voyages around Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, or experience maritime festivals on this incredible vessel.




Deck plan

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FAQ

  • What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Pilgrim of Brixham?

    There are currently no Test & Sail policies in place for the 2022 season.

  • Are meals included?

    Yes - meals will be as locally sourced as possible and freshly prepared. Food is often a real hit on Pilgrim.

  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    Mostly, but please let us know before booking if you have any special needs.

  • What language is spoken on board?

    English

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    There are 6 berths in the main saloon, with 4 in a cabin at the front of the ship, and 4 at the back (these are usually crew bunks)

  • Do I need to tip the crew?

    Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!

  • Is there an age limit?

    Standard policy is no under 8's but please check for private charter.

  • Do I need to be a seasoned sailor?

    Not at all. We give everyone who joins us on board the choice to do as much or as little as they like, whether they know how to or not.

  • Are bedding and towels provided?

    All bedding is provided but please bring your own towels.

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    Two for guests

  • Is there WIFI?

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

  • Can I charge my phone/camera?

    Yes, we have UK 3 pin mains sockets onboard. We also have a few USB sockets for charging phones.

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes.

  • Are waterproofs provided?

    There are some for emergencies but please bring your own.

  • 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: Brixham

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