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Welcome to Polly Agatha

Polly Agatha is a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter and is based on the Medina River in Cowes (next to UKSA on W pontoon) – from where she can explore all the ports and havens of the Solent any time of the year. Collection and drop-off can be from any of the Solent harbours. 

Our Sailing Schedule For 2019


Each year we participate in events such as Yarmouth Old Gaffers (YOGAFF), Round the Island Race, British Classic Yacht Club Cowes Regatta, Cowes Week and the Little Britain Challenge Cup.

We often visit, Chichester Harbour, Bembridge, Southampton, Hamble River, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, The Folly Inn on the Medina River, Newtown Creek, Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu River, Lymington, Yarmouth, Poole and Weymouth as well as doing longer trips down the Channel and over to France, including the Channel Islands and the Isles of Scilly.

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Yacht Charters & Holidays


You can book to come along as an individual or as a family or group of friends on any of our trips. All age groups and abilities are welcome from 4 year olds to 84 years young! You can do as much work sailing her as you like and everyone gets plenty of opportunity to helm if they want to! We also cater for businesses and do many Corporate events throughout the year.

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Corporate Hospitality


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.

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World Tour – New for 2019


Come and join Kim and Ann on ILANDA as we make our way (in small hops) down to the Mediterranean as part of the World Tour!

World Tour

About Polly Agatha


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.

About Polly Agatha

Photo Galleries


View our selection of galleries including the Paimpol Music Festival, Charters and Corporate Sailings , Sailing the Polly Agatha and Polly Agatha Interior and Build.

Photo Galleries

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.

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Polly Agatha Gift Cards

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.

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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.

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Polly Agatha - History of the Bristol Pilot Cutters