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Brad Florescu - 5* Review on Grayhound Facebook 06/04/16

‘Life changing in the best way possible. Forget climbing the Everest, diving with whales or becoming a Buddhist monk for a month. Sail on the Grayhound Lugger with Freya and Marcus and you'll get as close to your true and possible self as you could ever be.’

 

Grayhound Sailing Lugger - First Atlantic Circuit

crew in the gorge on la gomeraRead about Mary Bowes voyage in the Canaries. Mary had already sailed once on Grayhound with her children in Cornwall, but she returns to the ship in La Gomera (child free this time) for a sailing and walking adventure.

"We’ve had two idyllic sailing trips, so far and one fantastic day scrambling over big volcanic rocks down a deep, craggy valley to a black sand beach with dramatically-high cliffs where Grayhound was waiting, attracting attention because she’s so beautiful and unique. Swimming out to her in the clear waters of the Atlantic rates as one of life’s highlights."

read the rest of Mary's voyage blog and photos.

Grayhound crossing the AtlanticTrans Atlantic Blog

Director of Classic Sailing Adam Purser chose to cross the Atlantic on Grayhound as his annual holiday. Read his day by day blog of the first Atlantic Crossing by a three masted lugger probably for three centuries.

Part 1: Cape Verde to Mid Ocean

Part 2: Day 11 to Barbados

Grayhound Sailing Lugger

"It was a superb experience to be onboard such a lovely vessel especially as we had been allowed into Marcus' and Freya's home. Working the ship and being taught how to make it all come together was a unique and very special experience. I would love to do it again for much longer than just one day in Start Bay." Phillip- Day Sail

Best bits ? "Active involvement in sailing and rowing: learning how the boat was made and works: shore visits, wonderful meals: evening discussions: being with the skipper and crew: nice guests. It was an excellent opportunity to learn about historical sailing: experience teamwork and being with individuals: experience working with and being part of nature." 5 stars for welcome, food quality, skipper and crew.  felt safe all the time.  Will T, on Grayhound 

West Country Voyage "Exceeded expectations. Loved Under sail moving along, rigging the sails." 5 stars for website, booking arrangements, welcome,safety briefing, quality of sailing, food quality, skipper and crew. personal attention – a lot, amount of sailing-just right, felt safe all the time. Jim on Grayhound

Cornish Voyage "Brilliant sail on an interesting boat with friendly and knowledgable people. Best bits - sailing in the sunshine to start with but also sailing in stronger winds later" 5 stars for quality of sailing, skipper and crew. personal attention – a lot, amount of sailing-just right, felt safe all the time. SAft deck crew from aloft on lugger grayhoundteve on grayhound 

Dartmouth Day Sail - This was a one day trip that was a fantastic experience. My previous sailing has been in yachts and it was awesome to sail with wood and canvas. A truely fantastic and privileged experience to sail as they did 200 years and more ago." 5 stars for welcome, safety briefing, quality of sailing, food quality, skipper and crew. personal attention – a lot, amount of sailing-just right, felt safe all the time. Where next ? Azores Darmouth Day Sailor Stephen ?

Maiden Charter Voyage "I feel privileged to be present on this unique boat on its maiden voyage. Aspects enjoyed most - Sharing in trying aspects of this boats rig which had not been attempted before. " What aspect of our holidays persuadedyou to book with classic sailing ? "I luv you guys." John, on Grayhound 

Grayhound Privateer off CornwallDay Sail: "Great day out aided by excellent weather" 5 stars for welcome, accommodation on board, safety briefing, quality of sailing, skipper and crew. personal attention – a lot, amount of sailing-just right, felt safe all the time. Jonothan, Grayhound day sailor 

Day Sail: "a grand day out. It was all very hands on. We were complete novices and we learned lots." 5 stars for welcome,  quality of sailing, food quality, skipper and crew. personal attention – a lot, amount of sailing-just right, felt safe all the time. Amy, Grayhound day sailor June 2013

6 day West Country Voyage: Fantastic, exhillarating, and an honour to be on such a ship. Aspects I enjoyed most ? - "All of it. Sailing in a force 8 and on shore activities. The whole experience was superb." Next voyage ? Douranenez or Brest. Which vessel ? "Any but Grayhound on top of my list." 5 stars for website, booking arrangements, welcome, accommodation on board, safety briefing, quality of sailing, food quality, skipper and crew. personal attention – a lot, amount of sailing-just right, felt safe all the time. Des, on Grayhound May 2013

Plymouth day sail: Best aspects - "Recapturing a brief view of sailing in the peice of 'living history' that Grayhound represents and the chance to add to my megre knowledge thereof. The excellent company of genuine all round sailors and the discussions about the minutiae on board, from the conception to the fact that brought this wonderful vessel into being. Discovering some small aspects that were becoming common to me from pevious experience. Skipper Marcus's friendly instruction to a tyro, Freya's lasagne and Malachi's company. The wind in my face and the swell beneath." To sum up the day - "A wonderful collection to add to my new collection of sail and sea." 5 stars for welcome, accommodation on board, safety briefing, quality of sailing, food quality, skipper and crew.  amount of sailing-just right, felt safe all the time. Barry on Grayhound in May 2013.

French Voyage to Binic - " I am in awe of Marcus and Freya and what they have achieved. Best bit - "sailing a unique vessel"   5 stars for welcome, safety briefing, quality of sailing, food quality, skipper and crew. , amount of sailing-just right, felt safe all the time. Bob on Grayhound May 2013

Two voyages to change a life  "Outstanding and unforgettable experience.  Loved learning the lug rig, meeting the crew and other guests; playing an active role on board." Charlie on Grayhound May 2013. Charlie is an experienced skipper and yachtmaster offshore. He is now the full time mate on Grayhound.

"Top notch." Enjoyed the overall ambience, great company, very clear instruction." 5 stars for welcome, accommodation on board, safety briefing, quality of sailing, food quality, skipper and crew. personal attention – a lot, felt safe all the time. What vessel next time ? Grayhound longer trip or pilot cutter. Tony on Grayhound in May 2013

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