Working Sail

Wooden boat builders delivering hands-on adventure sailing holidays in Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Brittany.

Welcome to Working Sail

Since 1993 Working Sail has endeavoured to ensure the art and craftsmanship of building and sailing traditional wooden boats is not lost.

We are dedicated to reviving the rich heritage of our maritime past through building and operating traditionally rigged pilot cutters and sharing our passion with as many people as possible. Take a look at our wooden boat builds.

In 2013 we began taking guest crew out sailing on Agnes, our 46ft pilot cutter, from our home port of Falmouth. Offering fun, hands-on sailing holidays for individuals, couples, and groups, we explore Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Brittany every summer.

Agnes is now joined on the water by Pellew, our 68ft re-creation of a Falmouth Pilot Cutter, and Westcounty Cutter Unity, offering all-inclusive adventure sailing holidays along the coast of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, Brittany and the beautiful Hebrides in Scotland. No sailing experience is needed to join us for some classic sailing! Take a look at our latest sailing holidays.

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