Welcome to Polly Agatha the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter
As from 1st April 2019 Polly has been based at Portland Marina from where she has completed a successful first season under her Skipper Mark Boardman.
We have welcomed a number of new guests as well as some returning familiar faces. Some particular highlights were the St Mawes Pilot Cutter Regatta and a great visit to the Paimpol festival.
We also completed a number of highly successful corporate events including organising a corporate team building sailing day for a well known financial services company in Guernsey.
Portland has proved to be a great success. It is a wonderful Marina with great shoreside facilities and good road and rail links to the rest of the UK. It has easy access to the lovely Dorset coastline, English South coast ports and harbours East and West, not to mention the Channel Islands and the glorious coasts of Normandy and North Brittany.
We will be updating the website over the next few weeks and we have an exciting new 2020 schedule with some real highlights including a Channel Islands cruise in May to take in the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Liberation, as well as the Brest and Douarnenez festivals in July. We are also of course open to bespoke events be they family or corporate so do get in touch with Mark.
We look forward to welcoming guests new and old in the near future.
Check the website for forthcoming changes over the coming weeks.
Building Co-Operation with team spirit
Entertaining clients on-board such a special yacht as Polly Agatha is an amazingly cost effective way of endearing yourself to them.
Sailing brings you back to fundamentals. Spending a few hours or days on a boat brings out the best in human nature. Living and working together you talk a lot, laugh a lot, put the world to rights and learn more than you expect.View corporate hospitality
Presentation Gift Cards available now
We have a beautiful Gift Card that is available for any amount to be offset against any of our scheduled voyages – an amazing present.
Send someone you love a fantastic ‘Day Sail’ Gift Card which they can redeem on any of our trips or simply come along to one of our taster days. Just £125 per card.Contact polly agatha to purchase
History of the Bristol Pilot Cutters
The Bristol Channel is known to be one of the most difficult sea ways in the world with its strong tides narrow channels and short steep waves. Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters were developed over the years to sail efficiently in these waters, and the blue waters of the Western Approaches (Atlantic).
Their job was to escort or ‘Pilot’ large merchant ships safely into ports up the Bristol Channel. They would sail west as far as they could in order to spot the largest and most lucrative ships heading for England.Read more