The sailing season is generally from March – September. During this time Hardiesse is on her mooring in Falmouth. People are ferried out to her using Bellatrix. Once on board Hardiesse, Bellatrix will generally be left behind on the mooring, crew (new and old) will bend sails on, rig sheets, pull on halyards, raise flags and so much more that is required to handle a boat of Hardiesse’ size when on the move. If Hardiesse is on her way to some extended cruising, everyone will be allocated a bunk, a cooking rota will be drawn up and cleaning stations will be assigned. When under way everyone will be given the opportunity to take the helm, climb the mast (weather permitting) and traverse the bowsprit.
At the end of the voyage (whether a day sail or a two week cruise), Hardiesse will return to Falmouth, the mooring picked up, the sails stowed and the ship left in the same pristine state that it was found in. The trusty Bellatrix will then ferry everyone ashore with all of their gear and some memorable experiences!