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Explore the Devon Coastline on a Traditional Sailing Trawler.

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Fri 12-05-2023, 12:00Brixham, UK Sun 14-05-2023, 12:00Brixham, UK Pilgrim 2 NightsPM120523

Get away from it all onboard a relaxing Devon Short Break Cruise. During this 2 night voyage you will have the opportunity to enjoy the very best that the South Devon coastline has to offer. It is a great way to see familiar places like Torbay, Dartmouth and Salcombe from a completely new perspective.

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VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 74ft length on deck historic sailing trawler
  • South Devon expert.
  • Friendly and helpful instruction
  • Freshly cooked food and accommodation all onboard.
  • Comfortable berths

Pilgrim

Vessel type / Rig Gaff Ketch
Guest Berths 10
Beam 17.5ft
Draft 10.5ft
Deck Length 74ft
Overall Length 94ft
Tonnage 90 tons
Year Built 1895
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Voyage Description

IDEAL VOYAGE

Pilgrim’s shorter night voyages are ideal for both beginners and those who would like an introduction to traditional sailing. Exploring from Brixham, there are plenty of places to visit, pretty anchorages and coves to stop for lunch. These trips are ideal gifts or for those who might be thinking if a longer trip is for them. With a maximum of ten guest crew, there will be plenty of opportunity to take the helm, help to hoist the sails or simply take in the scenery and enjoy being out on the water. Let Pilgrim show you the very best that Devon has to offer. 

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 74ft length on deck historic sailing trawler
  • South Devon expert.
  • Friendly and helpful instruction
  • Freshly cooked food and accommodation all onboard.
  • Comfortable berths
Sailing holidays on Pilgrim with Classic Sailing

FULL VOYAGE DESCRIPTION

Brixham Sailing Trawler Pilgrim, with her distinctive red sails and old fishing number BM45, is the newest addition to a small fleet of historic vessels sailing out of Brixham.

On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights described below, but you have to go with mother nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage.

Devon Short Break on a Historic Brixham Trawler

Get away from it all onboard a relaxing Devon Short Break Cruise. These voyages will provide you with the opportunity to enjoy the very best that the South Devon coastline has to offer. It is a great way to see familiar places like Torbay, Dartmouth and Salcombe from a completely new perspective. This is so much more than a boat trip and you will be able to get stuck in and experience at first hand the breathtaking beauty of traditional heritage vessel sailing.

All your freshly prepared meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks are included and your Skipper and Crew will be on hand to make sure that you have a great time!

Pilgrim of Brixham
Pilgrim of Brixham

What to Expect on your Devon Short Break

Leaving from Brixham which is home port to Pilgrim BM45, you will find Pilgrim moored on the Town Pontoon close to where she was originally built by the Uphams Shipyard in 1895. No two short break sails are exactly the same. However, a typical Devon Short Break will take us around Berry Head towards Dartmouth, Slapton Sands and Salcombe, visiting picturesque anchorage points and places of interest along the way.

You will be welcomed aboard with refreshments before the usual safety briefings and boat tour to allow you to settle in and find your way around. Once everyone is ready we will set sail and the adventure begins!

HANDS ON HOLIDAYS

Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, the professional crew will train you to be guest crew from the moment you arrive, with the intention that everybody works together to sail the ship. The common thread to all Classic Sailing holidays is ‘Hands on’ participation on ships that use ropes, blocks and tackles and ‘people power’ to set sail.

Brendan and crew hauling the sheet
Brendan and crew hauling the sheet

SAILING STYLE & LIFE ON BOARD

We cater for a wide range of ages and physical abilities, and how much you are expected to do varies a bit between vessels. See the vessel tab above which explains all about the ‘sailing style’ and what to expect in terms of hands on participation.  There is a lot of information about day to day life, the ships facilities and accommodation on the vessel pages.

AGILITY & FITNESS

Every customer sailing with us will need to fill in basic medical questions on their booking application.  If you are not sure if your current level of fitness and agility are up to a voyage, then please ring the Classic Sailing Office and we can chat through your concerns and possibly find options that might suit you better. 

 

 

WHATS INCLUDED 

• Skipper & professional crew
• Sailing instruction
• All meals on board
• Port and landing fees
• Linen and duvets

WHATS NOT INCLUDED 

  • Travel to and from ports
  • Alcohol
  • Towels
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Personal travel insurance

 

Start & End Port

Brixham, UK

Joining or leaving point.

Assemble towards the end of the Events Pontoon Red Point above. Zoom in to your ship!

For Pilgrim, your boat will be berthed on Brixham Town Pontoon, on the east side of Brixham Harbour, opposite The Prince William Pub. Your joining times can be found on your confirmation email.

The boats can be recognised as follows:

PILGRIM Black hull and bulwarks with yellow stripe

Brixham transport and parking details

Kit List

Included

  • Sailing Instruction 
  • Safety Equipment (Life jackets and harnesses) 
  • All meals to include refreshments throughout the day
  • Bed linen, duvet, pillows 

What is not included 

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Towels

What to Bring

Please limit yourself to one soft bag or rucksack as there is limited storage space on board. No suitcases please! 


Pilgrim does not provide waterproofs. So you need to bring waterproof jacket and trousers These don't have to be sailing waterproofs. Any good outdoor waterproofs should keep you warm and dry. If you are sailing on a longer voyage or in early spring or autumn you will find the sailing or mountaineering salopette type waterproof trousers will keep you warmer than walking trousers with waist. If you need any advice please ring us on 01872 580022

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Hats for sun and cold weather.
  • At least two sets of warm clothes - layers e.g. tracksuit bottoms, shirts, fleece jacket, wool jumpers, thick socks, and neck scarf. It can get cold at sea even in mid summer.
  • Swim suit, towel, and suntan lotion.
  • Flat shoes with a good grip e.g. trainers or sailing deck shoes.
  • Sailing boots or wellies as the sea can come over deck if rough*.
  • (An alternative to boots in summer is to bring another pair of flat shoes with a good grip in case the first pair get wet).
  • All terrain type sandals are great for dinghy trips ashore – but you do need shoes which protect your toes for sailing.
  • Scillies trips – Walking boots are useful and can be these can be worn on Pilgrims deck too
  • A small rucksack is useful for going ashore – especially on sailing and walking and Scillies voyages.
  • Camera, binoculars, sketchbook, a relaxing read.
  • Passport for French Voyages, Reciprocal Free Health Care card in Europe.
  • Please bring a passport on French trips or any 6 day voyage like Scillies where France could be an alternative venue.
  • Any medication, spare spectacles. Seasick tablets - check with your Doctor, which brand if you suffer asthma or are on medication.
  • RYA Cruising Logbook or similar if you want to log your sailing experience e.g. sea miles, night hours
  • Musical instruments are always welcome.

Pilgrim does not always have wine bottles for sale on board so you are welcome to bring modest quantities of alcohol e.g. to drink with evening meals, but drinking whilst sailing is not allowed.

 

Review

Lovely boat and great crew. No question was too daft. A highly enjoyable education.

SG

This was my first voyage on a tall ship and I had no previous experience of sailing. The crew were wonderful - friendly, calm and patiently explained and gave me confidence to help with sailing the boat. They also helped to build a warm, friendly and fun atmosphere among all of us onboard. I cannot wait until I have the opportunity to sail on Pilgrim again.

Annette

Sailing on Pilgrim was amazing. I loved every moment, she is totally beautiful. Swimming ashore and snorkelling. Building a fire on the beach. I love the freedom and peace being on the water, it's so natural and relaxing. I had such a great time with a great bunch of people.

Di

I can't wait for the next time- sailing on Pilgrim isn't just a holiday, it's an adventure full of new experiences, friendship, laughter and fun.

Kate

A super day assisted by lovely sun and cloud, sheer joy at being on the water.

Penny

Fantastic few days sailing on Pilgrim, the experience was well past my expectations and this was the result of the crew who all worked very hard in making this an unforgettable experience.

April
Eddie P - Pilgrim Guest Feedback Photo
Eddie P - Pilgrim Guest Feedback Photo

Wow, what can I say about my first trip on the beautiful Pilgrim with Classic Sailing? It was amazing! I am still smiling about the utterly brilliant weekend. I booked this trip as a bit of an escape from the day to day normal life on the land and it was well worth it. I returned home more relaxed, a little sunburnt, but wanting to just jump straight back on board! I t was great fun being allowed to be involved in raising the sails and learning a bit of history about the vessel. If you hare thinking about booking a voyage, be it a day trip, weekend or longer... do it! I could not recommend it more highly and as a single traveller I also felt at ease and safe while on the whole voyage.

Kate

Brilliant, fantastic, I could not have wished for better. The crew couldn't do enough for us and made the day even more special. If you want to do something a bit different for a big birthday and something that your guests will talk about for a long time then I would highly recommend Pilgrim.

Sophie

Pilgrim is a fantastic heritage project that deserves everyones support. I have sailed on her twice now and on both occasions the party has had a most wonderful sailing experience. Get out there and appreciate her!

Terry

The trip was one of the best experiences of my life and something I will never forget. Food was wonderful... beds were comfy... crew were faultless and very knowledgeable about the boat and its history. You can tell they have a true passion for their jobs. I would certainly return again and will be recommending to all I know!

Tashargh

Vessel Gallery

Restored Brixham Sailing Trawler Pilgrim in action and images. Photos from Classic Sailing customers, ships crew and professional photographers. We hope it gives a flavour of her sailing, life on board, the people that come, her beautiful sailing grounds and what it is like to live below decks.

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