Pilgrim Sailing was established in 2010. We now host over 2000 happy guests every year and we'd love to share the experience with you!
Pilgrim Sailing is owned and operated by Paul and Clare Ley, who collectively have over 45 years of sailing experience. Their experience includes multiple Sydney to Hobarts and over 40,000 miles at sea. This sailing experience creates some amazing stories (which we'll share with you) and also ensures that all our guests are in good safe hands.
We truly care about your entire experience with Pilgrim Sailing. We believe the following are all equally important to your time with us:
See below for more details about Pilgrim, Paul and Clare
THERE ARE YACHTS AND THEN THERE IS PILGRIM...
Pilgrim is a 58 foot custom built luxury yacht which is licensed for up to 24 persons for a harbour cruise or up to 12 for coastal sailing.
She was designed by Scott Kaufman, built by David Carter in Moree (yes Moree, NSW) and launched in Freemantle, WA in 1992.
Pilgrim is loved by sailors and non-sailors alike. Sailors love the way she sails and handles like a dream. Non-sailors like the large deep cockpits, stability and plenty of creature comforts.
LICENCES & PERMITS:
She has two spacious cockpits which are nice and safe for kids and a large foredeck which can be a separate area to socialise, sun-bake or just relax.
There is a swim ladder so you can take a dip to cool off.
Awnings can be pulled out over the foredeck and the cockpits, to provide shade from the sun or shelter from a shower.
Below decks she has a fully equipped galley with four burner stove & gas oven - perfect for preparing gourmet meals on board.
There is a large saloon with dining table seating up to eight or if you prefer to eat on deck, there is a cockpit table which seats six.
Also in the saloon is a television, DVD player and stereo with iPod connectivity. The sound system has separate areas which can be selected independently up on deck and down below.
There are three cabins on board - one double cabin aft (with ensuite) and two twin cabins forward (with shared ensuite).
WHO WE ARE
Paul is an RYA Yachtmaster with Master 5 and MED3 qualifications and is also a RYA keelboat instructor. He has thousands of miles under his keel.
He is not only a level headed skipper with extensive offshore racing experience but a patient teacher who can bring out the best in your team.
Paul knows Sydney Harbour like the back of his hand and can add the competitive ingredient for an exhilarating day's sailing.
Clare has done thousands of sea-miles as well. She combines her 20 year experience in the corporate world with her talent for entertaining, bringing out the fun and social aspect of a day's sailing.
Clare is highly aware of the levels of professionalism and attention to detail needed for a successful event and will ensure your day runs like clockwork.
Pilgrim Sailing was established in 2010 and since then has been introducing thousands of people to sailing each year.
Since 2015, we have been operating in Queensland during the winter months (April to October).
Our goal is to give everyone the experience of sailing while enjoying the beauty of our surroundings and the company of the guests on board.
We love sharing our passion for sailing and take great pleasure from sharing with others the enjoyment Pilgrim brings to us.