Westcountry Coastal Sailing
- Vessel: Polly Agatha
- Where: Cowes
- Duration: 5 days
- Embark: Falmouth - 29 May 2019, 12:00
- Disembark: Isle of wight - 2 June 2019, 12:00
Sail with Polly as she makes her way up the Cornish Coast, stopping at Portland before reaching her final destination of Cowes in The Solent.
Join Polly Agatha in the maritime harbour of Falmouth before setting sail for a mile building cruise to the Solent.
Departing from the picturesque Cornish harbour of Falmouth is a great way to begin your sailing holiday. A town teeming with maritime history, home to the National Maritime Museum and cobbled streets lined with boutique shops. Sail out of Carrick waters between two Tudor castles, past hidden coves and sheltered beaches.
Over the next few days, Polly will sail up the coast and you may stop at the harbour towns of Plymouth, Salcombe or Dartmouth, across the bay past Exmouth and onto the Isle of Portland, home to the iconic red-striped Lighthouse of Portland Bill. Your final destination will be at Cowes on the Isle of Wight on The Solent.
The majority of the Devon Coastline is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the change in geology as you sail up towards Dorset and pass alongside the Jurassic Coast is both magnificent and impressive.
This will be a cruise of majority sailing with a few harbour stops and anchorages along the way. Whether you’re a seasoned solo sailor or a group looking to do something a bit different, Polly Agatha can cater for all ages and abilities.
Guest berths: 6 Rig: Gaff Cutter
Polly Agatha was built in 2008 and her design was based on the classic design of the original “Peggy”, a Bristol Pilot Cutter. Pilot Cutters were designed to take their crews out into the wildest seas and keep them safe and as comfortable as possible. At the end of their era, it is not surprising that so many vessels became private yachts and their design is still being used to this day for sailing and charter yachts.
Externally Polly Agatha remains much in line with the design of the original Peggy with the traditional lines of a pilot cutter. Internally, however, Polly Agatha is fitted out with a beautiful modern interior and equipped with all the latest technology ensuring her guests’ optimum comfort.
Currently based in Portland, Weymouth, Polly Agatha has been sailing these waters for the last decade and her owner and skipper Mark knows the area well. Spending her life so far as a charter vessel, she always has her guests in mind and her accommodation is well considered. Mark and his crew will give you a totally relaxed holiday experience and encourage you to be actively involved, showing you the ropes and sharing their maritime knowledge.
Deck planMore about Polly Agatha
- Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
- Can you cater for dietary needs?
- What language is spoken onboard?
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
Polly Agatha has one private double cabin and 4 single berths in a bunk bed formation in a shared cabin.
- How many toilet/showers does she have?
Polly Agatha has two bathrooms
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
- Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes, there are 12V USB cigarette lighter points available at all times. 240V standard socket charging is available when Escape is hooked up to shore power or when the generator is on.
- Are there life jackets provided?
- Are Waterproofs provided?
Yes, Mark has some available.
- Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
- Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.
To: Isle of wight