Traditional cargo sailing

Three masted lug rig sailing cargo vessel

Grayhound has a huge bowsprit and outrigger so her total sparred length is 108ft. 3500 square foot of sail can drive her fast hull at speeds over 14 knots.

June 2015

Onboard Grayhound we are passionate about treading as lightly as possible on our planets resources. We wanted to start a small family run business that stood for this , we didnt know if it would be possible… and we are trying to find out by becoming a sailing cargo ship. This is our first year delivering cargo and with the help of Fair transport becoming our agent we feel we have the best chance of succeeding.

Together we become stronger and more powerful and as neighbouring countries we work together in a alliance to support each other.

We have always wanted to work with Fairtransport ever since we learnt of the Tres Hombres and saw them sailing and working. We are honoured to be invited into the Fair transport fleet and look forward to a successful working relationship.

We all have very similar values and are all working ships loading and offload cargo, hoping to make our trainees and onloookers think, if but for a second “there really are people out there doing something which challenges old ways and breaks the mould”

If what we do is just to start the discussion then it is worth it. Working with our buyers and producers and taking pride in fair transport is what we are all striving towards. We look forward to sailing with more trainees this year and next and building sail cargo ‘s future alongside the fair transport fleet.

Official Grayhound Logbook and website

Marcus and Freya on the Grayhound

The Grayhound was built by Marcus and Freya who own and operate her today.

Fairtransport will work together with them to organize cargo’s, trainees and crew while they are delivering cargo by sail.

specifications grayhound

Specifications Grayhound

Length on deck 20 metres
Length overall 33 metres
Beam 6 metres
Draught 3.30 metres
56 tonnes
3500 SQ feet canvas
Crew 5
Trainees 9
Cargo capacity 4.5 tonnes in the hold & 750 kg ( 2 barrels) on deck

The Grayhound Lugger and how it all began……..

As jobbing sailors in 2010 we had a idea, to build and run our own traditional sailing vessel, have a family and sail to the Caribbean. Now we have done all the above. Our vessel is a replica 18th Century three masted Customs Lugger. She is wooden, built using traditional materials and methods. We built her ourselves, we sail her ourselves and she is our family home. >>READ MORE

Sailing Schedule Grayhound

Grayhound

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27th & 28th March 10.00 - 16.00Charlestown Harbour-Open Ship
29th March 2016Charlestown HarbourDouarnenez, Brittany Move cargo to Brittany on the Johnny Route. Cross the English Channel delivering Devon and Cornish ales and picking up organic French wine on the other side7GR290316 / £ 525 BOOK NOW
5th of April 2016Douarnenez BrittanyFalmouth HarbourMove cargo from the historic port of Douarnenez in Brittany picking up organic French wine. Sail the ship like they used to with man power7GR050416 / £ 525 BOOK NOW
30st of May 2016Brixham Douarnenez BrittanyMeet the Bretons and take pride in delivery under sail. This voyage includes, loading and offloading cargo, night sailing, sailing in a watch system. Also includes a ale and wine tasting and entry to Douarnenez maritime museum.7GR300516 / £ 525 BOOK NOW
6th of June 2016Douarnenez BrittanyFalmouth Harbourhis voyage includes, loading and offloading cargo, night sailing, sailing in a watch system. Also includes a ale and wine tasting and entry to Douarnenez maritime museum. 7GR060616 / £ 525 BOOK NOW
17th of June 2016Falmouth HarbourNantesThis voyage includes, loading cargo, night sailing, sailing in a watch system. Also includes a wine tasting so you can try the organic wines that we will be loading. Sail the ship like they used to with man power and as little engine as possible. 10GR170616 / £ 750 BOOK NOW
27th of June 2016NantesDouarnenez BrittanyThis cargo voyage will end in Douarnenez where you will offload the cargo into the warehouse. The sail between Nantes and Douarnenez travels through a fantastic cruising area7GR270616 / £ 700 BOOK NOW
24th of July 2016Douarnenez BrittanyFalmouth HarbourMove cargo from the historic port of Douarnenez in Brittany picking up organic wine. Join the ship at the end of the Douarnenez maritime festival.7GR240716 / £ 525 BOOK NOW
8th of Sept. 2016PenzanceDouarnenez BrittanyMove cargo to Brittany on the Johnny Route. Cross the Channel delivering Devon and Cornish ale and picking up organic wine on the other side7GR080916 / £ 525 BOOK NOW
15th of Sept. 2016Douarnenez BrittanyFalmouth HarbourMove cargo from the historic port of Douarnenez in Brittany picking up organic wine. Sail the ship like they used to with man power and as little engine as possible7GR080916 / £ 525 BOOK NOW
BOOK NOWBOOK NOWBOOK NOWAll prices include food eaten onboard, wet weather jackets and salopettes, life jackets, safety gear, bedding and bed linen. Prices do not include alcohol, meals taken ashore or travel insurance. BOOK NOWBOOK NOW

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April 3rd 2016Den Helder, NLDouarnenez, FR531 NM / 13 days 1105,- & nr P0 16 Sign on
April 18th 2016Douarnenez, FRMadeira, Portugal1114 NM / 25 days2125,- & nr P0516 Sign on
April 3rd 2016Den Helder, NL.Madeira, Portugal3040,- & nr E1 Sign on
May 15th 2016Madeira, PortugalGrenada2766 NM / 44 days3740,- & nr P0516 Sign on
June 12th 2016GrenadaSanta Marta, Colombia759 NM / 8 days680,- & nr P0616 Sign on
June 23rd 2016Santa Marta, ColombiaBoca Chica, Dom. Rep.504 NM / 16 days1360,- & nr P0616a Sign on
May 15th 2016Madeira, PortugalBoca Chica, Dom. Rep.4800,- & nr E2a Sign on
July 13th 2016Boca Chica, Dom rep.Horta, Azoren2404 NM / 38 days3230,- & nr P0716 Sign on
Aug 21st 2016Horta, AzorenAmsterdam, Netherlands1638 NM / 25 days2125,- & nr P0816 Sign on
July 13th 2016Boca Chica, Dom rep.Amsterdam, Netherlands4950,- & nr E3a Sign on
Entire Atlantic Round trip 2016Den Helder, NetherlandsAmsterdam, Netherlands161 days9100,- & nr E1-3 Sign on

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Sept 10 th 2017Den Helder, NetherlandsDouarnenez, France531€ 935,-11P1917 Sign on
Sept 23 rd 2017Douarnenez, FranceSanta Cruz de La Palma1330€ 2.125,-25P2017Sign on
Sep 10 th 2017Den Helder, NetherlandsSanta Cruz de La Palma€ 2.880,-36E1Sign on
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Oct 16 th 2017Santa Cruz de La PalmaPuerto Plata, Dom. Rep.3164€ 2.635,-31P2117Sign on
Nov 15 th 2017Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.Charleston, USA909€ 1.190,-14P2217Sign on
Oct 16 th 2017Santa Cruz de La PalmaCharleston, USA€ 3.600,-45E2Sign on
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Nov 29 th 2017Charleston, USAPuerto Plata, Dom. Rep.909€ 1.190,-14P2317Sign on
Dec 15 th 2017Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.Horta, Azores2533€ 2.635,-31P2417Sign on
Jan 15 th 2018Horta, AzoresDen Helder, Netherlands1664€ 2.185,-25P2517Sign on
Nov 29 th 2017Charleston, USADen Helder, Netherlands€ 5.600,-E3Sign on
Entire Atlantic Round Voyage2017/2018€9.100,-151E1-3Sign on

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April 25 2017Den Helder, NLDouarnenez, Fr531 NM / 11 days935,- & nr P0917 Sign on
May 8 2017Douarnenez, FrAmsterdam, NL505 NM / 11 days935,- & nr P1017 Sign on
Entire first leg1036 NM1.450,- & nr E1 Sign on
May 20 2017Amsterdam, NLBlankenberge, Be120 NM / 4 days340,- & nr P1117 Sign on
May 27 2017Blankenberge, BeEyemouth, Sco391 NM / 9 days765,- & nr P1217 Sign on
June 6 2017Eyemouth, ScoStavanger, No347 NM / 6 days510,- & nr P1317 Sign on
June 14 2017Stavanger, NoDen Helder, NL390 NM / 9 days765,- & nr P1417 Sign on
Entire second leg1248 NM1.995,- & nr E2 Sign on
June 25 2017Den Helder, NLLondon, UK226 NM / 7 days595,- & nr p1517 Sign on
July 5 2017London, UKDen Helder, NL226 NM / 7 days595,- & nr p1617 Sign on
Entire third leg452 NM995,- & nr E3 Sign on
Aug. 21 2017Den Helder, NLVlissingen, NL134 NM / 4 days340,- & nr p1717 Sign on
Sept. 4 2017Vlissingen, NLDen Helder, NL134 NM / 4 days340,- & nr P1817 Sign on
Entire fourth leg268 NM580,- & nr E4 Sign on
Entire Summervoyage3.278 NM4.995,- & nr Tot. Sign on

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Sept 10 th 2017Den Helder, NetherlandsDouarnenez, France531€ 935,-11P1917 Sign on
Sept 23 rd 2017Douarnenez, FranceSanta Cruz de La Palma1330€ 2.125,-25P2017Sign on
Sep 10 th 2017Den Helder, NetherlandsSanta Cruz de La Palma€ 2.880,-36E1Sign on
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Oct 16 th 2017Santa Cruz de La PalmaPuerto Plata, Dom. Rep.3164€ 2.635,-31P2117Sign on
Nov 15 th 2017Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.Charleston, USA909€ 1.190,-14P2217Sign on
Oct 16 th 2017Santa Cruz de La PalmaCharleston, USA€ 3.600,-45E2Sign on
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Nov 29 th 2017Charleston, USAPuerto Plata, Dom. Rep.909€ 1.190,-14P2317Sign on
Dec 15 th 2017Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.Horta, Azores2533€ 2.635,-31P2417Sign on
Jan 15 th 2018Horta, AzoresDen Helder, Netherlands1664€ 2.185,-25P2517Sign on
Nov 29 th 2017Charleston, USADen Helder, Netherlands€ 5.600,-E3Sign on
Entire Atlantic Round Voyage2017/2018€9.100,-151E1-3Sign on

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Feb 24 th 2018Den Helder, NetherlandsDouarnenez, France531€ 935,-11P0218 Sign on
March 10 th 2018Douarnenez, FranceSanta Cruz de La Palma1330€ 2.250,-25P0318 Sign on
Feb 24 th 2018Den Helder, NetherlandsSanta Cruz de La Palma€ 2.880,-36E1Sign on
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Apr 2nd 2018Santa Cruz de La PalmaSt. Georges, Grenada2791€ 2.970,-33P0418 Sign on
May 5 th 2018St. Georges, GrenadaSanta Marta, Colombia789€ 1.440,-16P0518 Sign on
May 20 th 2018Santa Marta, ColombiaHalifax, Canada2106€ 3.600,-40P0618 Sign on
Apr 2nd 2018Santa Cruz de La PalmaHalifax, Canada€ 6.990,-E2Sign on
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June 28 th 2018Halifax, CanadaHorta, Azores1609€ 1.890,-21P0718 Sign on
July 18 th 2018Horta, AzoresAmsterdam, Netherlands1638€ 2.070,-23P0818 Sign on
June 28 th 2018Halifax, CanadaAmsterdam, Netherlands€ 3.490,-44E3Sign on
Entire Atlantic Round Voyage2018€ 9.995,-169E1-3Sign on

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May 20 2016Den Helder, NetherlandsOstend, Belgium98€ 300,-4p0316No Sign on
May 29 2016Ostend, BelgiumLeixoes, Portugal854€ 1.200,-16p0416No Sign on
June 15 2016Leixoes, PortugalBristol, England 727€ 1.425,-19p0516No Sign on
July 4 2016Bristol, EnglandBrest, France279€ 975,-13p0616No Sign on
July 18 2016Brest, FranceDouarnenez, France50€ 100,-1p0716No Sign on
July 21 2016Douarnenez, FranceBrixham, England279€ 600,-8p0816No Sign on
July 29 2016Brixham, EnglandSines, Portugal631€ 1.200,-16p0916No Sign on
August 14 2016Sines, PortugalFalmouth, England 727€ 1.125,-15p1016No Sign on
August 29 2016Falmouth, England Douarnenez, France279€ 825,-11p1116No Sign on
September 9 2016Douarnenez, FranceCopenhagen, Denmark1028€ 1.350,-18p1216No Sign on
September 28 2016Copenhagen, DenmarkBornholm, Denmark103€ 300,-4p1316No Sign on
October 3 2016Bornholm, DenmarkHalmstad, Sweden162€ 375,-5p1416No Sign on
October 10 2016Halmstad, SwedenDen Helder, NL482€ 900,-12p1516No Sign on
March 27 2016Den Helder, NetherlandsDen Helder, Netherlands5699€ 10.650,142S2016 Sign on


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Sailing SouthMediterranean Odyssey
Oct. 31 2016Den Helder, NetherlandsBrixham, UK  - Douarnenez, Fr - Sines, Port - Alicante, Esp - Barcelona, Esp - Messina, It - Greek Islands, Greece - Kalamater, Greece 3.062€ 4,950,-71Leg 1 No Sign on
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January 10 2017Kalamater, GreeceSplit, Croa - Venice, It - Bari, It - Cagliari, It - Alicante, Esp - Sines, Port - Falmouth, UK - Den Helder, NL4.347€ 4,950,-71Leg 2 No Sign on
European Grand Tour
Oct. 31 2016Den Helder, NetherlandsBrixham, UK - Douarnenez, Fr - Sines, Port - Alicante, Esp - Barcelona, Esp - Messina, It - Greek Islands, Greece - Kalamater, Greece - Split, Croa - Venice, It - Bari, It - Cagliari, It - Alicante, Esp - Sines, Port - Falmouth, UK - Den Helder, NL7.409€ 7.950142EGT No Sign on

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April 30 2017Den Helder, NLDouarnenez, FR531825,-11p0117No Sign on
May 13 2017Douarnenez, FrSines, PT511825,-11p0217No Sign on
May 25 2017Sines, PTBrixham, UK7271.425,-18p0317No Sign on
June 11 2017Brixham, UKDen Helder, NL631975,-13p0417No Sign on
June 25 2017Den Helder, NLRiver Thames, UK205450,-6p0517No Sign on
July 2 2017River Thames, UKDouarnenez, FR415600,-8p0617No Sign on
July 12 2017Douarnenez, FrGothenburg, SWE9211.275,-17p0717No Sign on
July 28 2017Gothenburg, SweCopenhagen, DK137300,-4p0817No Sign on
August 2 2017Copenhagen, Dk Bornholm, DK103300,-4p0917No Sign on
August 6 2017 Bornholm, DKRostock, DE1141.350,-4p1017No Sign on
August 14 2017Rostock, DEDen Helder, NL6401.050,-14p1117No Sign on
August 29 2017Den Helder, NLSines, PT9841.425,-19p1217No Sign on
September 16 2017Sines, PTBrixham, UK727975,-13p1317No Sign on
April 30 2017Den Helder, NLBrixham UK6.64610.650,-142Tot. 2017 Sign on

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