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.

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.

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