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Sea, Salts and Sail Festival

  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Embark: Falmouth - 2 July 2020, 11:00
  • Disembark: Newlyn - 6 July 2020, 11:00
TicketPriceDepositPassengers
Single berth£650 £162.50

Join Pilot Cutter Pellew as she takes part in the bi-annual Sea, Salts and Sail Festival in Mousehole, Cornwall

Join Pellew in the harbour town of Falmouth and sail down the Cornish coast to the fishing village of Mousehole for a weekend of classic sailing, beautiful boats and merriment,

This weekend sees the bi-annual Sea, Salts and Sail Festival in the traditional fishing village of Mousehole in Cornwall. Scores of historic vessels assemble in and around the picturesque harbour to celebrate Cornwall’s rich maritime heritage. This unique event recreates the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era when Tom Bawcock and his famous Mousehole Cat would have fished these waters. Wooden hulls, spars, topsails and canvas are framed against the majestic beauty of Mounts Bay, transporting visitors back in time.

Classic boats from the Cornish coast and as far as Brittany flock to this waterside village making for a spectacular maritime weekend re-creating the sights and smells of what was once so important to this vibrant fishing port. Sail with these beautiful vessel’s aboard Pellew for a weekend of friendly racing and an impressive Parade of Sail, a sight that stirs the heart of even the most hardened landlubber. A list of the boats attending can be found here.

On land sees Mousehole come alive with a weekend full of musical entertainment and merriment with food and market stalls lining the harbour walls. A full entertainment list can be found here.  There’s poetry, storytelling, wood and stone-carving and young mariners can also make traditional craft models and then race them in the harbour water – an event that causes much fun, noise and laughter. A beautifully sourced photographic display also captures village life from the 1800s to the present day.

Schedule

VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
Sea, Salts and Sail Festival2 July 20205£650Enquire now

Pellew

Guest berths: 8 Rig: Pilot Cutter

Pellew! We are thrilled to welcome you aboard this unique new wooden charter ship due to be launched in spring 2020. This will be the culmination of an amazing project to build the largest traditional wooden boat that has been built for many a year and will be considerably the fastest traditional gaff cutter sailing in our waters.

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.

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.

With her vast sail plan, think fast, invigorating sailing with the lee rail kissing the waves, Pellew will certainly not be 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 12W USB charger

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes

  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    No, please bring your own.

  • 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: Newlyn

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