Working Sail

Wooden boat builders delivering Hands-on, adventure sailing holiday's in Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Brittany.

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.

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. 

In the summer of 2020 Agnes was joined on the water by Pellew, our 68ft re-creation of a Falmouth Pilot Cutter, for her maiden season and Unity, our training boat, which delivers RYA training voyages and Duke of Edinburgh expedition trips.

COVID-19 Update

With regret, we have decided to cancel our planned voyage schedule for Agnes and Pellew up until the 16th May, at this time.

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Sail with us

In Summer 2021, Agnes, Pellew and Unity will be exploring the Cornish coast, the Isles of Scilly, Brittany and the West Coast of Scotland. 

1 day to 14 night sailing voyages. No experience needed.

Our Sailing Destinations

From our home port of Falmouth we cruise some of the best sailing grounds in the UK and Brittany. Sail, explore and experience these wonderful areas from the deck of our traditional boats.

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Traditional Boat Builders

Since 1993, Luke and Working Sail have built 8 traditionally rigged pilot cutters. Since 2003 Agnes has been our flagship as we have explored far and wide with guest crew onboard. Pellew is the ninth boat in the fleet and the largest to be built thus far at 68ft.  A life time dedicated to ensuring that historical maritime skills are not lost. 

What's being built at the moment?

Learn more about our 68ft pilot Cutter Pellew
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History of the Pilot Cutter’s of the West Country

Luke and his team at Working sail work tirelessly to recreate the Pilot boat’s of the past that helped to shape our maritime history.

Their history is fascinating and well worth reading about.

What to Expect

You must have load’s of quesiton’s about what things will be like onboard. 

Let us try and answer some of them.

Kit List

Some useful advice about what to bring with you for your time onboard


Joining instruction’s

Where to meet the boat’s before your voyage



Don’t just believe what we say!

Read what people who have actually sailed with us have to say

Meet the Working Sail Team

We build the boat’s we sail!

Meet the team who are building Pellew and also those who you might be sailing with.

Our Shop

Looking for a gift?

Why not have a look at our Working sail merchandise.

Get In touch

(Jo) +44 (0)7790 638 084


28 St Thomas Street 


TR10 8JN