Join pilot cutter Agnes as she takes part in the annual Falmouth Classics and Sea Shanty Festival.
This weekend sees the famous Falmouth Classics Regatta with Agnes offering one of the best vantage points for taking part and watching the fabulous flotilla of classic boats sail in and around the harbour.
Falmouth Classics began in the early 1980s and has since become one of Falmouth’s most popular weekends. Attracting people from all over the world, traditional and classic ships arrive to race in the mouth of the River Fal, Carrick Roads and the beautiful Falmouth Bay. From classic yachts to traditional luggers – the harbour is filled with beautiful classics, exhilarating races and a fascinating parade of sail. See Falmouth Classics for its full sailing programme and weekend itinerary.
Onshore in Falmouth town you’ll be entertained on every street corner and pub as the International Sea Shanty Festival takes place alongside Falmouth Classics. Sing along with over 60 musical groups from shores far and wide in over 20 venues around the town.
Over the weekend the crew will teach you as much as possible about the sailing, racing and manoeuvring of Agnes. There’s is no need for any sailing experience to climb aboard but a sense of humour and a lust for adventure are a must!
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|2021 Sailing Falmouth Classics & Sea Shanty Festival||10 June 2021||5||£695||Enquire now|
Guest berths: 6 Rig: Pilot Cutter
Agnes is a 46ft wooden pilot cutter, owned and built by Luke Powell in 2003 – the flagship of his boat-building company.
Traditionally rigged a gaff cutter, she has the ability to fly 5 sails, depending on the weather. She is tiller steered and all sails are pulled up manually, so there is plenty for the guests to get involved with if they so desire. She was built with a traditional oak frame and planked with Douglas fir mast and spars.
Originally designed and built for speed and seaworthiness, these sturdy vessels would carry pilots out to sea, meeting ocean-going ships arriving with cargos bound for Europe. Whatever the weather and however rough the seas these courageous cutters were an integral part of maritime life in the south-west of England.
Down below, you are welcomed into a cosy saloon with cushioned seating around a large table for all the guests and crew. There are six guest berths arranged around an open-plan cabin situated forward of the mast. She has one head, with a pull-out shower attachment for when we can’t get ashore.
The professional and friendly crew of two are always thoughtful hosts, effortlessly sharing a passion for sailing, discovering beautiful anchorages and feasting on freshly prepared meals. She will sail with a skipper, mate/cook and spends her sailing season exploring the coasts of Cornwall and Devon with voyages across to the Isles of Scilly, the Channel Islands and the Breton Coast.More about Agnes
- Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
- Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, Vegetarian, Dairy and Gluten Free diets can be accomodated. Please let us know at time of booking. Unfortunately we are unable to provide a Vegan menu.
- What language is spoken onboard?
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
6 berths in the open fore cabin
- How many toilet/showers does she have?
1 bathroom with a pull out shower. Water is limited so on-shore showers are preferred.
- Is there an age limit?
On public voyages yes, please check as each voyage is different. Any age is permitted on whole boat bookings.
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
- Can I charge my phone/Camera?
- Are bedding and towels provided?
Bedding, yes - Towels, no
- Are there life jackets provided?
- Are Waterproofs provided?
No, please bring your own.
- Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure and a want to get actively involved.
- 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.