Life on Board Agnes

Join Agnes and her crew for one-of-a-kind Pilot Cutter sailing and experience the true authenticity of life at sea

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Life on board Agnes, can be as changeable as the seas as she sails with the weather and offers a range of different types of trip.

To give you a rough idea of what to expect, a typical day on Agnes sees setting the sails after breakfast as each day is spent sailing to reach a new destination every evening. Agnes and her crew enjoy searching out hidden, quiet anchorages and coves where she can spend the night on anchor enjoying the company of her guests and our home-cooked evening meal.

Her crew make time for guests to explore ashore, especially when visiting destinations like the Isles of Scilly or Brittany.

Agnes welcomes as much or as little participation as you want – from pulling up sails, sheeting in and steering, and even navigation. There will always be a professional crew around to help you learn or take the helm when you just want to sit back and enjoy the wind in your hair. You certainly don’t need any experience to join Agnes – just a lust for salty adventures!

All food will be freshly-prepared onboard to a high standard by the cook. Guests can expect hearty breakfasts, freshly baked bread, delicious lunches and dinners, as well as plenty of home-made cake. Most dietary needs can be catered for, but please do check with the booking team before-hand if you have special requirements. Where possible all our fresh food is locally sourced.

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Luke Powell

Agnes was built by shipwright and skipper Luke Powell. You couldn't be in safer hands.

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Originally built to keep crews safe in wild seas, Pilot Cutters like Agnes offer guests safe but exhilarating sailing.

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Built-in 2003, Agnes is a faithful recreation of a traditional Isles of Scilly pilot cutter.

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