Welcome to Polly Agatha the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter
Polly is moving and has a new Skipper!
As from 1st April 2019 Polly will be based at Portland Marina from where she will be starting a new phase of her life under her new Skipper Mark Boardman.
Mark has sailed on Polly many times with Kim and is hugely looking forward to welcoming guests on board for new adventures in the years to come.
Portland is a wonderful Marina with great shoreside facilities and 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 2019 schedule with some real highlights including the famous Paimpol Festival in August.
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