Easter 2016 cargo run and a cracking start to the season

On the 30th of March 2016 we tied up alongside the Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth . A big thank you to Andy Brigden for allowing Grayhound to load her 2.3 tonnes of ale here. We had a crew of 11 and some local friends helping to load the 2820 bottles making up 235...

Gin and Vodka bound for London

“On 17th September my daughter Clara, 18, and I boarded Grayhound for the last cargo run of the season. I had been on Grayhound in May and felt inspired watching the mate, Laura, share her love of the sea with her nephew Bertie, 11. Clara had little sailing...

Exploring in the Isles of Scilly

From August the 20th to September the 13th we have been busy sailing groups back and forth to the Isles of Scilly. We have had some epic sails in challenging seas and some in flat fast waters. We have been blessed as usual with plenty of sun, dolphins, rainbows and...

Sailing up the River Loire

We left Doaurnenez  at 16.00 on the high tide on the 8th of August. We had at great meal at Emily’s restaurant in Douarnenez ,  all organic produce and beautifully cooked ! We left with wine samples for restaurants in Nantes, the crew labelled the wine samples...

July ale run ship’s log

Log The team loaded the organic ale in Brixham inner harbour with Alan Collyer Exeter brewery owner lending a hand. Took 45 mins to load 3 tonnes of ale. Brixham harbour super helpful.  Crew of 6 onboard small but strong, James Stewart freelance journalist also aboard...

Grayhound and Fairtransport unite

RETURN OF SAIL “Fleet of cargo sailing ships unites under Fairtransport flag.” Brigantine Tres Hombres made her maiden voyage in 2009 to the climate conference in Copenhagen. Since then, year after year she has been sailing down to the West indies and up...

Our three masted rig shows off in Brixham

The three masted lugger out in Torbay this bank holiday weekend. Under full sail Grayhound is handled by a crew of 10 adults during the heritage regatta in Brixham and Brixfest 2015. Grayhound won 1st prize in her class . Grayhound is using Brixham this summer as her...

Moving cargo and why we are doing it.

Why do we do it ? Sail small amounts of cargo around the Channel  ? Well read below to see why the buyer, the agent and the sailors do it. then join us as a buyer or a agent or a sailor to be part of something different that is happening now. The pictures show our...