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Plain Sailing!

Grayhound is a 1776 Cornish luger that will allow us to explore the amazing landscapes and seascapes of the Cornish coast. Our Captain knows hidden anchorages, amazing inlets and scenic harbours

The Brun Bear Foundation has partnered with Grayhound Ventures to bring you an amazing three-day sailing adventure off the coast of the UK!

Join us as we sail Grayhound, a faithful replica of a Cornish lugger from 1776, and explore the dramatic and beautiful Cornish coast while making the world a better place!

Cornish luggers were a type of fishing boat that was used in the 18th and 19th centuries to catch fish along the Cornish coast. They were known for their speed, agility, and manoeuvrability, and played a significant role in the maritime history of the region.

On our adventure sailing trip, our experienced crew will teach you the traditional sailing techniques and navigation used by these historic vessels. No previous experience is necessary!

You will discover the unique and beautiful landscapes and seascapes of the Cornish coast taking in towering cliffs and rugged coves and tranquil estuaries and sheltered bays each vista one of incredible natural beauty.

Our Captain knows hidden anchorages where we can explore inlets and harbours in our rowing gigs. Nights are spent at anchor in beautiful calm bays while enjoying delicious local food washed down with the local vintage.

The Voyage

We will set sail from Falmouth and tack out between Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle. As we pass St Anthony’s head we will know whether the winds will bring take us up or down the coast.

If we head up the coast, we will discover Place Creek beyond St Mawes and pass the highest point of the coast, Dodman Point en route to the historic clay harbour of Charlestown. Here we will drop anchor, row ashore and do some sightseeing.

We might visit the historic port of Fowey, which also happens to be the official homeport of Grayhound! Just beyond are the beautiful National Trust beaches where we will drop anchor for the night.

The Next day we set sail for the old smugglers' town of Polperro. If we choose to sail on to Plymouth we will anchor in the small village of Cawsand where the original Grayhound was built in 1776. Our return along this beautiful stretch of coast offers a sensory delight characterised by magnificent nature.

If we head down the coast, we could start with a calm cruise up the peaceful Helford river. Further down the coast, we will reach Lizard Lighthouse, Britain’s most southerly point! Then Mounts Bay a large, scenic, sweeping bay on the English Channel coast of Cornwall.

We can expect a warm welcome once we drop anchor by the old smuggler town of Penzance. The neighbouring town Mousehole is also worth a visit. Heading back to Falmouth we will have more time to feel the winds of the “Mor Kurnow” (Cornish for English Channel) as she fills the sails of Grayhound.

Whichever way the wind takes us you will feel the history as we beat along the dramatic coastal waters of Cornwall!

  • The Brun Bear Foundation Sail

  • Embark: Friday 28 July 2023 at 14.00 Falmouth UK

  • Disembark: Sunday 30 July 2023 at 11.00 Falmouth UK

  • Price: €630 (at the time of writing around £558 / US$683 at the time of writing).

Places are limited, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.


  • The opportunity to experience the thrill and adventure of sailing on a replica of a 1776 Cornish Lugger, while exploring the dramatic and beautiful Cornish coast.

  • The chance to learn about sailing, navigation and traditional sailing techniques under the guidance of an experienced crew.

  • The opportunity to visit historic and picturesque coastal towns, such as Fowey, Charlestown, and Polperro, and discover their rich heritage, culture, and history.

  • The chance to anchor at beautiful National Trust beaches and spend a night surrounded by natural beauty.

  • The chance to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with nature, while having an unforgettable experience.

  • The opportunity to support a range of great community, medical and conservation causes

  • The chance to taste delicious locally-sourced meals and refreshments.

  • The opportunity to bond with like-minded individuals and make new friends.

  • The chance to return home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after an unforgettable experience.

To register please provide the requested information set out in the following link:

About The Brun Bear Foundation

Registered charity The Brun Bear Foundation uses the power of community to build better futures locally, globally and in the natural world. The Brun Bear Foundation has raised thousands of pounds and likely to be of particular interest to sailors on the voyage is the commitment it is making to support marine life and conservation.

About Grayhound Ventures

Grayhound Ventures specialises in environmentally friendly authentic sailing adventures

that benefit coastal communities worldwide. The organisation is helmed by seasoned sailors

Wille Christiani and Oskar Hejll

Grayhound Ventures is donating 20 per cent of the proceeds from ticket sales to The Brun Bear Foundation.

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