Life On Board
We are a small family run business offering a modern, fresh faced, adventure sailing experience on a newly built traditional vessel. Once on board you will live as a group of up to sixteen people, that’s including the permanent crew.
When you book a voyage with us you book a hands on traditional sailing experience. The Grayhound is a working vessel with lots to do and be involved in. We offer a calm, simple environment to work and relax in. As people we
love nothing more than cooking lots of food for everyone, having interesting company on board, some music playing on deck and a glass of wine in hand. These essences of life can be found in bucket loads when you sail with us. Every harbour we reach offers new flavours, smells, sounds and new company. We sail with our little boy Malachi and we encourage families to come on board and sail with us too.
Festival and Spanish Jamon Sarrano goes down well mid Atlantic!
We do our best to show you the places we visit, the local culture, history and cuisine. We encourage voyage crew to get really involved in the experience on board and ashore. We try to support local business where ever we go, places like the Grenada chocolate factory in the West
Indies.. will be great to visit.When sailing an offshore passage you will stand a watch with the crew, the rythm of watches through
the night and day sets routine on the ship and gives a chance for all to participate. Once in port Freya will be glad for you to go to the markets with her to provision the ship. We all eat together and you can meet and drink with our friends as we revisit our favourite places. We love racing, it’s fun and competitive and the festivals are
full of music, dancing and socializing. If you join us for a race week we really pull together as a team and have a great time. All these activities we believe are vital to making the most out of your time with us. There will be plenty of chill out time too, we love our books and sunshine and with a young family we like to take time off to explore or just hang out in a hammock on board.
Being sailors we get used to being flexible, and see it as a strength within our business. We hope to tailor your voyage to suit the general desires of the group. If you are a bunch of surfers we will try to find you a surf beach and come surfing with you, if you are a group who does not want to go ashore we can get Grayhound remotely tucked away and escape for a week very happily…..
The Grayhound will be able to accommodate up to eight people on a voyage and up to twelve people for a day or weekend sail. If we are hosting an event alongside we can take many more people on board. Bunks are dormitory style and we have one shower and two heads onboard. There is a communal eating area in the saloon with a wide opening hatch so we can star gaze while eating. In hot climates we will be mainly eating alfresco. We have a deck house which is a chill out area and where the crew navigate. We provide bed linen, heavy wet weather and safety gear. Being a new build, Grayhound has that amazing brand new feel to her. She smells of dry wood and pine forests