Long weekend breaks in Cornwall – A perfect escape
Join us this summer for a traditional hands on sailing holiday onboard one of our three traditional rigged gaff cutters, from our home port of Falmouth. Breath in the fresh sea air, relax and get involved in as much as you want onboard one of our long weekend trips or set your sites across channel to France or around the Lizard to the Scillies.
No prior sailing expereince is required to fully enjoy the experience of being afloat onboard Agnes, Pellew or Unity.
The South Cornish coast- A mecca for wooden boats
The South Cornish coastline which runs from Plymouth to Lands’ End and on to the Isles of Scilly, is a mecca for sailing and wooden working boats in particular. It has a long, varied and interesting maritime history that is tangible and easy to see.
Historically Falmouth, our home port has been the first port of call for many ships as they returned home due to the UK due its great location. For Agnes on her short taster voyages the Lizard creates a great playground to explore and make the most of this beautiful part of the west country in relative protection if the wind is blowing hard.
When you step on the boat in Falmouth you can easily venture up the river Fal to enjoy the seclusion of the river further down. In quiet seclusion at anchor or alongside one of the river pontoons its a great place to wildlife spot and see wildlife.
Also set within the Carrick roads is the beautiful seaside village of St Mawes. This is also a popular stop for a lunch time anchor or over night in the right conditions.
Towards Dodman point and beyond, you can enjoy the view of the beautiful Roseland peninsula.
Anchor in Portscatho for lunch and a trip ashore or continue further on passing Gull rock and Port Loe and on to the Dodman. We regularly stop off in the beautiful fishing port of Mevagissy or head on towards Fowey. An incredibly popular west country destination we think its brilliant to enter it from the sea.
If time and tide allows then you can also continue up towards Plymouth Sound, to anchor in Cawsand and Kingsand bay which is set to the west of this great naval port and is a great backdrop for a trip ashore or similarly to relax on deck.
To the West…
The Helford River and Coverack bay are a short but enjoyable distance away from Falmouth and perfect for an evening or lunch time stop.
Anchor up in the Helford river and enjoy the best views of the sunsetting with the company of your crew mates on deck.
If you continue west around the Lizard you get to see the famous light house which has been a welcoming light for many sailors returning back to the UK mainland since 1619 when the first light was ever shown here. In Mounts Bay, anchor in Mullion Cover or under St Michael’s Mount. Explore the fishing towns of Newlyn, Penzance and Mousehole.
The Isles of Scilly
Set 30 miles to the west of Landsend and a world unto itself we have dedicated a whole page to it. On our short 2 to 4 day cornwall voyages we would not expect to ever sail to the Isles of Scilly as it involves a long 10-14 hour sail or two long day sails.
We are running 9 voyages, across the two boats in 2020 with the sole aim being to sail to the Isles of Scilly and explore.
While we can never offer a solid itinerary because the weather will always dictate what we can achieve. We can assure you the skipper on board the boat will always make the best of it and take to you as many new and different places that they can.
View the map below to give you a better idea of where you west country adventure could get you