Luke Powell – After spending much of his youth sailing and exploring Greece, he trained as a shipwright in Faversham, working on Thames Sailing Barges. He then brought his own boat which he restored in France before moving back to England in 1992 to set up Working Sail building wooden Pilot Cutters.
Jon Bray – Jon trained at Lowestoft Boat Building College before moving to South Wales to work on the rebuild of the Pickle. Back he Devon, then Cornwall, he built new boats for Butler & Co. In his spare time he built his own traditional sailing yacht, Unity. You can see her here: http://westcountrycutters.co.uk
Andy Cornish – Andy apprenticed as a boat builder in Plymouth and spent many years ship-wrighting and rebuilding fishing boats before coming to work for Luke at Working Sail in 2001 to build Agnes. He worked on 4 more pilot cutters before moving on to work on Pilgrim for Ashley Butler and ship-wrighting for Stirling & Son. He lives in Gweek with his partner on a Dutch Sailing Barge.
Clyde Kramer – Clyde trained at Falmouth Marine College before moving to Bristol to spend 4 years building two pilot cutters for R B Boatbuilding. He moved back to Falmouth last Autumn to work on the Pellew and sail his own boat Peggy H.
Ned Rolt – Ned was born in Bristol and spent his youth in his shipwright fathers boatyard. So it became second nature to work on and love boats. He completed an apprenticeship at Rolt’s BoatYard, before taking up the opportunity to work with Luke here in Cornwall.
Shane Newcombe – After a boat building course at the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis he worked on boats in Ireland and Canada, before completing an apprenticeship at Stirling & Son In Plymouth. He is currently building a 17ft traditional workboat whilst not in the yard with us.
Katey Burak – Katey recently moved to Penryn to study boat building. With a background in metalwork and working in Bristol on a variety of community projects- Street Goat, Demand Energy Equality, and JohnPacker.com, she is finally realising a long-held dream.