Style of voyages on the Phoenix
An authentic 17th century sailing experience. Due to the number of lines and how few run to deck level, guests can expect an active voyage should they wish.
Guests can go aIoft with a crew member and assist with sail stowing etc. When we wear ship (jibe) we have to generously adjust 141ines whether fully set or not.
As a crew we operate the ship under sail with traditional navigation sighting the chart plotter rarely, and we actively engage guests to join in with navigational practices. Should they have an interest in celestial navigation, we have a sextant on board and would very much encourage the use of it! We operate as closely to 18th century standards of seamanship as we can, still making use of the bosuns whistle and take every opportunity to manoeuvre under sail; which to do properly can take at least 10 people.
Charters are best onboard Phoenix when we have no set destination- rather choose an area of operation, whether that's a hop over to France, an lrish sea adventure, a course around the stunning lsle of Man or a relaxing Cornish coastline voyage. The key is to make the most of the wind we have been given and work with it so we can enjoy the ship to her full sailing potential.
The crew is very social and when at anchor we will often send a scouting party to actively look for favourable coves for shoreside dinner and a fire on the beach. We ultimately take advantage of whatever the natural landscape offers. Each charter is unique, the upbeat nature of the crew spearheading the unforgettable memories many previous guests have had onboard Phoenix.