Working Sail

Traditional Charter sailing in Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Brittany and Boat builder since 1993

Since 1993 we have 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 operating traditionally rigged pilot cutters and sharing our passion with as many people as possible.

Thus far we have built a fleet of eight wooden pilot cutters in memory of the Isles of Scilly, their people and the pilot boats that in times past worked from there. 

We have operated Agnes, our 46ft pilot cutter, as an adventure charter boat from our home port of Falmouth since 2006; exploring Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Brittany. In summer 2020 we are adding to our fleet with the imminent launch of Pellew, our 68ft re-creation of a Falmouth Pilot Cutter.

Sail with us

In Summer 2020, Agnes and Pellew will be exploring the Cornish coast, the Isles of Scilly and Brittany. 

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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Joining Instructions

Where to meet us when you come sailing on the boats.

Kit List

Let us offer some advice on what to bring when you join the boat. What bag to use, What footwear to bring and how to keep warm.

What to expect

You must have lots of questions about what to expect while you onboard!

Let us try and answer them!

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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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