Polly Agatha Sailing Schedule 2019

Sailing brings you back to fundamentals. Spending a few hours or days on a boat brings out the best in human nature. Contact us for bookings.

Trip 1 – May 18th -2019

Cowes to Falmouth South Coast Cruise


Join Polly Agatha in Cowes at the Yacht Haven (Easy Fastcat from Southampton and possibility to join the night before and even buy the skipper a pint!). We set sail on Saturday morning and look to make West down the English coast stopping each night in harbours along the way.

 

A lot depends on the weather as to the length of the legs but Lyme Bay is always a ‘long-day’ so be prepared for early starts and late finishes plus some fantastic sailing! We finish in Falmouth where you will disembark and travel by train back home.


£600 pp – 5 days

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Trip 2 – May 22nd-27th 2019 – 5 days

Pilot Cutter World Championships Falmouth, Fowey, St.Mawes, Falmouth


A dozen or more pilot cutters get together every year to test themselves against each other. This is not a trip for the faint hearted, the sailing is keen and at times hard work as we have to sail her from Falmouth where we’ll meet, then down to Fowey, then race round to St.Mawes and then finish in Falmouth! In the evenings we raft up with the other boats and have a BBQ and a pint, chatting over the days events with the other crews.

 

The racing starts on Friday, from a gorgeous little hideaway on the Polruan side of the River Fowey, called Prime Cellars. Pilot cutter ‘Hespa’ owners kindly throw open their doors, and host the first night of festivities. Friday morning we all set off for a race from Fowey to St Mawes, and this is where the fun starts. With these powerful boats sailing in the harbour, it is an amazing sight. Saturday and Sunday are race days, with one or two races on each day. Saturday night we spend up the River Fal, and have a BBQ, and share stories from the day.

 

Every night is a social feast, and great fun. No previous experience of sailing is necessary, and you will have time to get to know Polly Agatha before racing starts. You will find yourselves enriched by getting involved in the pulling of ropes, taking the helm and handling of sail. Although racing is involved, this is primarily a fun, social event, and open to all. If you have friends and family who wish to watch, then St Mawes Castle is a good place to take in the action as a spectator.


£725 per person – 5 days

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Corporate Hospitality - Team Building

Trip 3 – June 9th – 16th | 7 Days

Falmouth to Guernsey, St.Peter Port and Channel Islands


Join us aboard the Polly Agatha as we set sail from Falmouth Harbour across the English Channel to St Peter Port in Guernsey.The Channel crossing is over 100 miles but we’ll be covering that in Seven days so this is a great chance to pile on a few miles and learn to navigate away from land under the experienced eye of our Master Kim who has own and sailed Polly Agatha for ten years.

 

It’s a great way to experience offshore sailing and to get the feel of a longer voyage or even just to have the chance to see two historic channel ports with a bit of sailing thrown in too!

 

The exact route will depend on the tides and weather but typically we either sail a direct route to Guernsey (which will give us time to spend a few days on Sark or Herm) or run along the South Coast to Salcombe and cross from there. We aim to be in St Peter Port as early as possible on the Sunday.


£650 PP – 7 Days

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Trip 4 June 16th – 28th

Setsail Trust in Guernsey


Polly Agatha works with other Pilot Cutters to take Young People sailing who live on the Islands but may not ever get the chance to experience the sea.


FULLY BOOKED

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Trip 5 – June 29th – July 6th | 7 Days

Guernsey via Channel Isles and south coast to Cowes


The return trip from St.Peter Port to the English South Coast visiting Sark, Alderney and possibly Cherbourg along the way. The exact route will depend on the weather but another great opportunity to cross the Channel (if it still exists after Brexit!). We’ll finish in Cowes where a Fastcat will whisk you to Southampton and you can catch a train home.


£650 pp – 7 days

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Yacht Charter - Paimpol Music Festival

Trip 6 July 27th – August 10th – 14 Days

Paimpol Music Festival

Cowes to Paimpol and back.


This voyage is a ‘life-time’ experience which you will remember for ever – a very special time indeed.


14 days £1200 per berth or £6000 for whole boat (upto 6 places)

 

The Paimpol “Festival du Chant de Marin” (sea shanty festival) is undoubtably our favourite of the Breton festivals. If you haven’t been it is an amazing ‘assault’ on your senses!

 

Paimpol is a great festival of world music, combined with a love of traditional sea craft of all shapes and sizes. There’ll be tall ships, small ships, cutters, luggers, and sculling, while the music stages dish out everything from Folk Music to traditional shanty singing and roaming drum and pipe bands ensure that the music starts at 10am and doesn’t finish until very late!

 

Even the setting is fabulous – Paimpol is a typical Breton working harbour, where the whole town wraps itself around the commercial quays and always celebrates the returning sailors with its’ history so firmly set in the Cod Fishing tragedies of former years where over 1000 young men of Breton lost their lives off the Newfoundland Banks.

There’s plenty to see and do and it’s possible to meander from one side of the town to the other in just an hour or two. There’s been everything from skeletal roundabouts to ‘steam’ camels in previous years – and with 2019 being the 30th anniversary of the first ever Chant de Marin we can’t wait to see just what the organisers have in store for us this time!.

 

Departing from Falmouth we will discuss all possible route alternatives depending on tides and weather to see how much of the English or French coast we take in enroute to Paimpol and again on the return. The actual festival runs from Thursday 1st to Monday 5th August and during that time we are ‘Locked-in’ to the harbour and all the wonderful events unfold around us.


We have many flexible dates within this schedule so call and have a chat with Kim or Alex on 07795 480254 and we’ll design something just for you!

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